[Security] Create Windows Encryption Certificate Backup

Windows has certain in-built encryption arrangements to prevent the misuse of your data by unauthorized users. By default many files especially in the documents folder of Windows are by default protected with some encryption certificated which are specific to your user account. Now imagine if your Windows goes bad and you loose access to Windows user account. Now in this …

[Security] Make Apple ID More Secure By Enabling 2-Step Verification

Apple ID is the account a user needs to create to download and install application as well as to download content from Apple services on their apple devices like iPod, iPad, iPhone etc. Since it does include financial transaction as well, the Apple IDs are also prone to attacks or hacks, it makes sense to have a strong password and …

Prevent Accidental Installation Of Add-Ons In Firefox To Enhance Security

Mozilla Firefox is one of the most popular Internet browsers on the Internet. But as all good things have some weak side, Mozilla Firefox is vulnerable to some add-on related issues which includes add-on installation. Although Mozilla Firefox has done some provisions to whitelist the apps, so it has a list of recommended extensions which add-ons which are safe to …

Why Is My Windows Firewall Not Working?

Firewall is a security arrangement in Windows which comes in-built to protect the computer from any unwanted network related threat. It works like an additional wall which blocks any network communication going out or coming into your Windows PC. It block any suspicious programs from using network, it prevents any incoming request which are not authorized or are unknown to …

Facebook Account Blocked Warning Email Can Be Fake– Beware Of Phishing

Like most Facebook users, I also panicked when I saw an email telling me that my Facebook account has been blocked. I was surprised and shocked as to why it has happened? The subject like of the email was: “Most recent events on Facebook” and the content read as: “You have blocked your Facebook account. You can reopen your account …

Prevent Yahoo Mail Account Hacking By Turning On HTTPS / SSL Option

Yahoo mail is not my primary email option but many users have Yahoo as their primary email. Before Gmail was launched, Hotmail, AOL email and Yahoo mail were quite popular. I also created my first email id on Yahoo only almost a decade back. Since then, Yahoo mail have evolved quite a lot and does offer much better speed and …

Is My Windows 8 Account Data Safe? Check Privacy Settings Now !

Windows 8 provides a new level of integration with the online accounts by allowing users to login with a Microsoft account rather than a local user account. Although users have the options to use or not use a Microsoft account  (Also read- Switch Between Local And Microsoft Account On Windows 8 PC, Tablet Or Phone). Also there are many additional …

[Privacy] Stop Strangers On Skype From Calling Or Sending Instant Message

Skype is one of the most popular VIOP platform which works across platforms on computers as well as smartphones and does a brilliant job when it comes to online calling. It works on Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, Android and many other platforms. It became so popular that Microsoft purchased it. Enough said about the Skype, but like any good thing, …

How To Browse Internet Safely From Shared or Public Computer

There maybe times when you may need to access Internet urgently and you might not be near your computer or laptop. In many such cases, we use cyber cafes, shared computers or we borrow someone else’s computer to access internet, check urgent email or do other important tasks. However, using someone else’s computer or a public computer is not good …

Beware of Paypal “Action Required: Account Verification” Phishing Email Scams

PayPal is a popular and reliable online service for transferring money, purchasing goods, accepting payments globally with ease. PayPal connects securely with Bank accounts and credit cards for seamless integration of its services. But wherever there is money involved, some crime is expected to develop seeking to grab that money by unauthorized means. I recently got an email, which was …

Make Windows PC More Secure By Updating Vulnerable Softwares

Windows is the most popular operating system on laptops and desktop computers around the world. One of the most useful feature of Windows is that you can install any compatible Windows software and put the computer to your use for the purpose you need the software or application. This freedom to choose form millions of softwares for different purposes does …