Online Security

Bolster your defenses against hacking, fraud, identity theft and other forms of cyber-crime with these online security tips.

How to Block Someone on Messenger

Here's how to take control of your inbox and stop getting all those unwanted messages.

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Facebook Messenger Scams Are on the Rise—Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Facebook Messenger scams are "rare," according to Facebook. Our experts say otherwise. Whichever is true, falling for one can be...


How To Spend Less Time On Social Media And More Time Enjoying Life

These expert-approved strategies will help you break free from your devices and start living in the moment again.


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Everything You Need to Know About Smartphone Security

These days, your smartphone is more than just a way to call or text people—it's an also an external backup...


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Secrets to Steal From People Who Never Get Hacked

Learn the best practices that stop cybercriminals in their tracks.

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How to Delete Yourself From Google Searches

Looking to regain a little privacy? Follow these steps to remove yourself from Google searches—or at least hide the more...


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12 Password Mistakes That Hackers Hope You’ll Make

Passwords are supposed to keep us safe, but they can be an open door for hackers to attack our finances...

How to Tell If Your Phone Has Been Hacked

Could cybercriminals be infiltrating your bank account or stealing your identity right now? Here’s how to find out if your...


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7 Photos You Should Never, Ever Post on Social Media

Are your seemingly innocent Facebook and Instagram shares compromising your safety?


How to Clear Cookies from Your Phone (and Why You Should)

Every website you ever visit takes up space on your phone in the form of cookies and cache.


Alarming Things Hackers Can Do with Just Your Cell Phone Number

Your phone number is an easy-to-find key that can be used by hackers and scammers to unlock your personal data....

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7 Red Flags Someone Is Stealing Your Wi-Fi

Having an outside party steal your Wi-Fi can be, at best, inconvenient and frustrating, and at worst, harmful to you...


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8 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

Online shopping can be convenient, cost-effective and safe—provided you take certain precautions before making your purchase.


Why You Need to Stop Commenting on Viral Facebook Memes

Those quizzes may seem like innocent fun, but giving away personal information leaves you vulnerable to hackers.


I Fell For This Email Scam—And You Could Too

Even the most savvy among us can fall for a con and lose hundreds of dollars. I learned this first-hand...


3 Times You Should Never “Accept Cookies” on a Site

Cookies are everywhere online, but should you allow them into your browsing life?

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10 Online Scams You Need to Be Aware Of—and How to Avoid Them

Swindlers may be following your every tweet and post, looking for a chance to fleece you. Here’s how to confound...


Why You Should Never Charge Your Phone in Rental Cars

Protect yourself—and your information. Think twice about plugging your phone into a rental car.


3 Signs Your Streaming Accounts Have Been Hacked

Binge-watch safely! Be on the lookout for these red flags, and learn how to protect your streaming accounts—and your bank...


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How to Delete 99 Percent of Your Digital Footprint

These are the steps you can take to erase your activity from the Internet's long memory.


This Hacking Horror Story Is a Warning to Take Online Security More Seriously

Think you could never be targeted by hackers? This frightening story will change your mind—and serve as a valuable lesson...


How Bad Is It to Use Public WiFi?

Public WiFi is extremely convenient, and, of course, free. But are the risks of logging on worth it?