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Reminder: Windows 7 Reaches End of Life in January 2020

Most Microsoft software products have a "lifecycle" that defines how long they receive support for. This is the case for many offerings like Office and even Windows itself.

If you didn't know, the next item on the chopping block is Windows 7. The end-of-life date for this OS is January 14, 2020. After this date, Microsoft won't provide any updates or support for the platform.

GandCrab Is the Latest Strain of Nasty Ransomware

Ransomware is one of the most brutal forms of malware in the wild today. Because it locks up all of a computer's files and demands payment to get them back, it basically renders a machine inoperable.

Criminals who create malware don't give up easily.

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5 Ways Your Password Could Be Stolen

We've mentioned how important password security is before. And while having one of your accounts breached is a scary occurrence, you might wonder how it could actually happen. Chances are that a hacker wouldn't target your account since you're not famous or rich, right?

Well, hacking isn't the only way to steal passwords.

How to Use a VPN to Stay Private and Secure Online

In our roundup of vital security practices, we mentioned using a VPN to encrypt your network traffic. Now, we want to go deeper and explain what a VPN does, why you should use one, and how to get one.

Let's look at what a VPN offers and how you can integrate one into your workflow.

5 Vital Ways to Keep Your Android Phone Safe

A while ago, we took a look at important iPhone security practices to keep your phone safe. If you use an Android phone, there are similar security tips you should know.

So today we'll look at some of the most important ways to secure your Android device.

How to Sync Your Browser Data Across All Your Devices

You probably use the same browser on multiple devices: your home computer, work computer, laptop, phone, tablet, and more. To make working across devices easier, major browsers all support syncing your data.

This lets you import your personalized setup on a new device without any manual work.

An Introduction to Windows Ink in Windows 10

For a long time, the only viable way of interacting with a computer was using a mouse and keyboard. And while this is still quite popular, touchscreen machines have enabled new methods of input by stylus and fingers.

Windows 10 collects these features under the name Windows Ink.

What Is the Dark Web and Deep Web?

You may have heard the term "dark web" used recently on TV commercials and the news. But what does it really mean? A companion term, "deep web," can introduce even more confusion.

We're here to explain. Let's look at the differences between the deep web and dark web, what these are, and what you should know about their place on the internet.