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Protect Your ATM PIN Or Lock Combo From Thieves With This Quick Trick

There’s a new way for thieves to steal your ATM PIN code or find out which numbers you pressed on other keypads (like number door locks). All they need is an iPhone case that shows infrared. You can prevent it with a simple trick, though.


How To Set Parental Controls In The Google Play Store

Android: It’s important for parents to know how to set media device restrictions for censorship and protected purchases. Follow these directions to keep your child and bank account safe.


TunnelBear Mobile Is An Elegant, Easy Mobile VPN That Keeps You Safe

Android/iOS: A good VPN is a must-have. We have some favourites to recommend, but finding a good phone-friendly VPN is another matter. TunnelBear, one of our favourite services to get around location-restrictions, just launched updated mobile apps that make mobile security and privacy a snap.


The Start-To-Finish Guide To Securing Your Cloud Storage

Whether your files are stored on Dropbox, iCloud or Mega, they could do with a little more security. It’s impossible to make them “hack proof”, but there are a few steps you can take to make your data as secure as possible — and still convenient to access. Let’s walk through those steps.


Google Now Offers 'Software Removal Tool' For Chrome Malware

Over the last few years, Google has taken progressively sterner steps to keep Chrome, its free-to-download web browser, a bastion of internet security. The most recent step was to lock down extensions, preventing those not sourced from the Chrome Web Store from being installed without jumping through various hoops. Now Google is offering a “Software Removal Tool” to purge unwanted nasties from the browser.


Secrecy Locks Your Files In Encrypted, Password-Protected Vaults

Android: We’ve talked before about how to protect your sensitive data. If you use an Android phone, Secrecy might be one of the better solutions. Not only does it hide files in password-protected vaults, it encrypts them when not in use.


5 Million Online Passwords Leaked, Check Yours Now

According to the Daily Dot, nearly 5 million usernames and passwords have been leaked on a Russian Bitcoin forum. Here’s what you should know.


Build An Anti-Theft Alarm For A Backpack

Leaving your backpack sitting around is a good way to get it stolen. If you don’t want to dedicate 100 per cent of your brain power to watching your bag, Instructables user bergerab shows you how to build a small anti-theft device for you bag to sound the alarms if someone tries to steal it.


Why Social Engineering Should Be Your Biggest Security Concern

We should all know the basics of security — using strong passwords and two-factor authentication to keep your information protected. However, many recent security and privacy breaches have had less to do with bad passwords and more to do with social engineering. Let’s look at what that is, how it can happen without you knowing, and how you can protect yourself.


Reset A Forgotten Raspberry Pi Password With A Simple TXT File Edit

If you forget your Raspberry Pi’s password, it’s a fairly useless little machine. To fix this problem, Raspberry Pi Spy shows how to reset the password with a simple edit to a TXT file.