GandCrab Is the Latest Strain of Nasty Ransomware

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.

5 Ways Your Password Could Be Stolen

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

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

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.

What Is the Dark Web and Deep Web?

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.

How to Use the Microsoft Junk Email Reporting Add-in for Outlook

How to Use the Microsoft Junk Email Reporting Add-in for Outlook

Junk email, or spam, is a frustrating part of modern email. Millions of junk messages are sent every day, so it's likely that you receive some in your inbox.

While Outlook and other email clients do a good job of blocking spam automatically, Microsoft also offers a great Outlook add-in for reporting junk email.

What Is the Difference Between Phishing and Junk Mail?

What Is the Difference Between Phishing and Junk Mail?

Since email is so prevalent, you've probably heard the terms junk mail and phishing before. While it might seem like these two terms refer to the same type of email, this isn't the case.

Let's take a look at the differences between phishing and junk mail, and what this means for you.

How UAC Helps to Protect Your Computer

How UAC Helps to Protect Your Computer

When you try to install software or make certain changes on your computer, you might see a window like this:

This is from the UAC (User Account Control) feature on Windows. Let's take a look at what UAC is and why it's important to keep enabled.
What Is UAC?
UAC is a security feature first introduced in Windows Vista.