Top Stories Security
- Google Settings Is A Super-Useful Android App You've Missed
- How To Use Private Browsing Mode On Every Platform
- Those Phone Scammers Are Now Trying To Work Out If You're Faking It
- How To Reduce Online Fraud And Cyber Crime
- How Your Phone Became A Secret Tracking Device
- How To Test Your PC For The New 'Superfish' Security Vulnerability
Before you sell your old Android phone, it’s generally a good idea to encrypt and then wipe your phone. A new security report, however, has reiterated what we’ve said before: under certain circumstances, that data may still be recoverable. So be careful who you give your old phones to.
Having recently ditched the under-performing Microsoft Security Essentials for something better (in my case, the free edition of Avira), I know the pain of trying out new software. Anti-virus programs can sometimes be stubborn about removing themselves and if you’re finding the ghosts of old AV apps lingering on your system, ESET has an all-in-one removal tool that can help.
Last year, Google began blocking the installation of Chrome extensions that weren’t from the Web Store. However, it didn’t affect Chrome’s dev channels. Starting today, that changes.
Chrome: We’ve already talked about how great TunnelBear is on Android and iOS. You can use it to get around region blocks, avoid IP tracking and maintain your privacy. Now, the discreet VPN is available to Chrome users with an extension.