Category: security

Sometimes you need to download and test or evaluate a piece of software that’re sure about.  Alternatively you might need to access websites you think may be unsafe, or insecure.  You don’t want to expose your PC and Windows to online threats, and so Windows…

Tech support scams are on the rise, especially ones conducted over the telephone.  These scams are incredibly complex and use genuine call-centre staff who don’t realise that they’re being used by criminal gangs to scam money out of unsuspecting victims. There are several ways that…

Security is ever more important on our PCs, and Windows includes a feature called Application Guard that can make web browsing much more secure.  You can access this by opening Windows Security either by searching for it in the Start Menu, or by clicking the Shield icon…

Two Factor Authentication (sometimes called TFA) is a brilliant way to secure your online accounts.  Having a long, secure, and unique password for each service is a must, but two-factor authentication can make your accounts almost completely uncrackable. The way TFA works is that when…

Keeping our data safe, and our computers secure can seem like an enormous headache, especially if you’re not a technically-minded person.  Luckily Microsoft have made keeping your PC, laptop, or tablet secure and safe from viruses, malware and hackers.  In the System Tray (the small…

In cities around the world there’s been a sharp rise in recent years in moped and motorbike gangs snatching mobile phones from unsuspecting people in the street.  We all use our smartphones and tablets when we’re out and about, so here are some tips to…

We all need secure passwords for the websites and services we use, but they can be so difficult to use and remember. In this video Mike Halsey guides you through the passwords minefield, discusses what’s not and what is secure, and looks at simple and…