Archive for 'security'

Justices let stand appeals court decision on border searches of laptops

In a boost for civil rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision that requires U.S. border agents to have at least some cause for searching electronic devices belonging to travelers at the nation’s borders. The court on Monday declined to review a 2013 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for […]

Keep your laptop safe and secure while you travel

Of course your laptop is coming with you on any holiday trips. It’s your pride and joy–for many of us, it’s practically an appendage. It’s our entertainment at the airport and on the plane. It’s our office umbilical cord–because you know you can never completely escape work. Unlike an arm or leg, though, your laptop […]

Security to go: Three tips to keep your mobile data safe

Keeping your mobile gear secure while you’re zipping across the grid is tricky business. Laptops and tablets–veritable gold mines of personal information–are popular targets for thieves. Law enforcement officials, meanwhile, could confiscate your smartphone and then examine the data–merely as a result of a�routine traffic stop. If you’re packing an Android device, it gets even […]

A road warrior’s guide to locking down your laptop

Mobile computing may be convenient, but it’s also inherently risky. When you drag your laptop to the coffee shop or bring it along on your travels, you’re making all your private data and one of your most expensive possessions a big, fat target for sticky-fingered thieves. And unlike traditional theft targets like jewelry or wallets, […]

How to secure a family laptop

Though Windows has become more robust over the past few years, the threat of viruses and social engineering tricks remain

Intel hopes McAfee security features will differentiate mobile chips

Intel hopes security features from McAfee will help the company differentiate its mobile chips from its rivals’, according to Intel’s software chief Renee James.

Remove data before selling a PC or laptop

Our Helproom Editor explains to a PC Advisor reader how to clean up a PC before you pass it on or sell it.

Google to Warn Users About Being the Victim of Nation-State Cyber Attacks

If your Google account comes under cyber attack from a nation-state, you can expect to see this warning in your browser: Warning: We believe state-sponsored attackers may be attempting to compromise your account or computer.