Lock Google Chrome With Built-In Password Protection

Chrome: The latest stable build of Google Chrome can lock your browser when you step away, to protect your data and privacy. All you have to do is change a setting to enable the new profile management system — no extensions needed.


Five Computer Security Myths, Debunked By Experts

Some computer security myths and stories that keep getting passed around, even though they’re clearly not true. We sat down with computer security experts to separate fact from fiction.


Four Methods To Create A Secure Password You'll Actually Remember

How do you balance the necessity of highly secure passwords with the utility of easily recalling them all? The only secure password is one that you can’t remember, but there are times when you can’t use a password manager and need to rely on your memory.


Ask LH: How Does Facebook Know So Much About Me?

Is there a way to work out where Facebook gets its “suggested friends” lists from? I recently started getting some very specific suggestions which Facebook could only know if it had access to my SMS messages from some years ago. I have no common friends with them and these people are no longer part of my life for a reason. I’m worried that these people may be seeing me as a suggestion too which I absolutely don’t want.


What Can Police Learn From Mobile Phone Tower Data?

Metadata is in the news again with revelations that police in Australia have been getting access to data collected from mobile base stations (cell towers).


Beware Of Android SMS Worms

Google’s Android now dominates 80% of the smart phone market. Of the major phone operating systems, Android is the most vulnerable to security breaches and yet perceptions haven’t caught up with reality. People simply aren’t as worried, or as careful, as they ought to be.


Use Your Password To Improve Your Life

Several times a day, every day, you have to enter passwords, whether it’s to unlock your computer, phone or password manager. Take your password to the next level by turning it into a mantra that can actually change your life.


This Graphic Shows What Happens To Your Social Accounts When You Die

None of us like to think about our death or the death of a loved one, but it’s important to prepare for it. You don’t want to be stuck trying to get into a loved one’s Gmail or Facebook account to shut things down. This graphic shows you what you’re in for, and what you and your loved ones should have ready.


Apple Is Adding Two-Factor Authentication To iCloud.com

Apple is bringing two-factor authentication to its iCloud.com website and apps, which should make use the web-based versions of its services more secure.


Secure Your Bag Or Backpack Zippers With A Quick Twist

If you’re travelling without a lock for your backpack, try this simple method to secure the zipper. Just pull the tab of one zipper through the other, then the second one back through the first. The end result keeps stray hands out of your gear.