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Dear Lifehacker, I’ve read about why I really should use a VPN, and I’ve been looking into different providers, but there’s one thing I’m worried about. Can’t a VPN provider just look at my traffic all they want and see what I’m doing? Don’t I just have to trust them not to spy on me?
If your windows or sliding doors have locks that slide vertically or horizontally, a simple paint trick will help you tell at a glance and from a distance if they’re locked. Reddit user HandCannon painted the bottom of the sliding glass door lock white, so it’s easy to tell when the lock is in the locked position.
There are lots of browser extensions that promise to protect your privacy, which leads to some natural questions: Which is the best? Do they all do the same thing? What should I really download? In this guide, we’re going to look at the most popular browser extensions that promise to protect your privacy online, and give you our recommendations.
Two-factor authentication is one of the best things you can do to secure your online accounts. Today, Microsoft is rolling out this important feature for Microsoft accounts — the key to Outlook.com, Windows 8 PCs, SkyDrive, Skype and Office. Here’s how to enable it on yours.
Google Drive is a great service for both creating and storing spreadsheets if you don’t want to shell out the cash for Excel. However, security is a concern, particularly when it comes to someone accessing your machine. This simple script from tech blog Skipser will allow you to encrypt all your data in a document and put it behind a password.