Archive for 'security'

Prepare to take your laptop to another country

Yoni Shanni wants to take a US-purchased laptop to Israel, and asked me for advice. Traveling internationally with a laptop is a lot easier than it was when I first wrote about it in 2000–at least when it comes to hardware compatibilities. Back then, I had to make my dial-up modem work with the German […]

Webroot Internet Security Plus 2015 review: Antivirus software scans fast and causes little disruption

Price: Free Rating: 7 There’s plenty of song left in the old lady, as the Opera web browserlooks fresher than ever. Read our Opera (v27) review.(Also see:All software reviews.) Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the Opera browser, one that can only be surpassed by Internet Explorer which reaches that landmark this year. For […]

Trend Micro Internet Security 2015 review: 20 percent cheaper than its rivals and still offers top antivirus protection

Price: Free Rating: 0 Now with speed to match the incredible range of customisable options, the Firefox web browseris back. Read our Mozilla Firefox (v35) review.(Also see:All software reviews.) For many people, Firefox was probably the first alternative browser they ever installed. Launched originally in 2004, the open source offering has been a constant in […]

Symantec Norton Security with Backup review: best-known antivirus vendor proves it’s still one of the best

Price: 60 Rating: 9 One of the best-known companies in the anti-virus softwaremarket, Symantec Norton has still got it. Norton Security with Backup offers 10 licences, covering all your devices, be they PCs or Macs, laptops, smartphones or tablets. Read our Symantec Norton Security with Backup review.(See also:Best internet security software 2015 UK.) The best […]

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.