Windows 10’s “Windows Defender Application Guard” feature runs the Microsoft Edge browser in an isolated, virtualized container. Even if a malicious website exploited a flaw in Edge, it couldn’t compromise your PC. Application Guard is disabled by default.
PunkBuster is an anti-cheat program installed by some PC games. It includes two processes—PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe—that run in the background on your computer. PunkBuster monitors your system for evidence of cheating in online games.
Kindles, like any other small electronic devices, are easy to lose; they’re also a good target for thieves. Here’s what to do if your Kindle goes missing.
Cryptojacking is the hot new way for criminals to make money using your hardware. A website you have open in your browser can max out your CPU to mine cryptocurrency, and cryptojacking malware is becoming increasingly common.
If you don’t use a password manager, those complex passwords can be pretty hard to remember. If you’ve forgotten your Instagram password, you can’t really recover that same password, but it’s easy enough to recover your account by resetting your password to something new.
Windows 10 includes Windows Defender, which protects your PC against viruses and other threats. The “Microsoft Network Realtime Inspection Service” process, also known as NisSrv.exe, is part of Microsoft’s antivirus software.
Instapaper is currently blocked in the EU because of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws that went into force in May. Anyone who visits the Instapaper website from an EU IP address gets told that Instapaper is “temporarily unavailable” and that they “intend to restore access as soon as possible”. Let’s look at how to get around that.
The Wi-Fi Alliance just announced WPA3, a Wi-Fi security standard that will replace WPA2. In a few years, when the laundry folding robots and smart fridges are forgotten, WPA3 will be everywhere making it harder for people to hack your Wi-Fi.
Excited about macOS Mojave, but don’t want to wait until the Fall? The public beta is now available to try; here’s how to install it.
If you don’t use a password manager, those complex passwords can be hard to remember. If you’ve forgotten the password for your Microsoft account—which might be an account at outlook.com, live.com, hotmail.com, or even skype.com—you can’t really recover that same password, but it’s easy enough to recover your account by resetting your password to something new.
If you don’t use a password manager, those complex passwords can be pretty hard to remember. If you’ve forgotten your Facebook password, you can’t really recover that same password, but it’s easy enough to recover your account by resetting your password to something new.
Everyone’s seen the horror stories. Someone placed an Internet connected camera in their home and left it open to attack, allowing strangers to eavesdrop on their most private moments. Here’s how to pick a camera that guarantees your privacy.
If you’re thinking about getting the Nest Hello to replace your existing doorbell, it’s a great option. However, there are some things to keep in mind about the installation that makes the Hello a bit different than other video doorbells.
Apple’s iOS 12 will debut in Fall, 2018. The developer beta was released in early June, and a public beta should follow in the coming weeks. Here’s what we know about the new changes so far.
The biggest sporting event in the world is the FIFA World Cup in Russia, and if you want to watch the games without cable, you’ve got options—depending on where you live. Here’s how to watch the World Cup online.
Amazon recently added the ability for users to unlock their smart lock-equipped doors using Alexa. This is a welcome feature, but it does raise some concerns about intruders yelling through windows to tell Alexa to unlock your door. Is this a concern you should worry about, though?
A Cortana bug meant hackers could change the password on locked PCs, but they had to ask really really politely…by which I mean execute a bizarre series of steps.
Android is open, flexible, and all about choice. Unfortunately, that flexibility comes more potential security issues. The good news is that Google has a system in place named Play Protect that helps keep Android secure.
Apple’s macOS Mojave will debut in Fall, 2018. It’s currently in developer-only beta, with a public beta coming soon. Here’s everything we know so far, from major features Apple announced at WWDC to smaller features we found in the beta.
La Liga, an app for Spanish soccer fans, was spying on fans using otherwise unnecessary GPS and microphone permissions to identify bars showing the game without a license.
As a basic privacy concern, what permissions your phone’s apps have is a pretty important one. More recent versions of Android (6.x and up) let you control what your apps can access. Here’s how it works.
Once you have the app installed, open it up and you’ll see this screen. Click the icon in the lower left corner.
Your Gmail account is home to more than just emails. When you log into Google, you’re opening access to Google Calendar, the Play Store, and Drive, to name just a few. To help keep that information safe, you should sign out of Gmail when you’re done—especially if you’re using a public or shared computer. Here’s how to do it.
Google does this thing where it uses bad names for products. Then it re-uses those names for other products, confusing everyone. Such is the case for Smart Lock, which is technically three different things, depending on whether you’re talking about Android, Chromebooks, or passwords.
It’s commonly suggested that Android has a “virus problem.” But, while there are viruses and malware on Android, it’s not really something you need to be concerned about—as long as you pay attention to what you’re doing.