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What is spyware? 5 ways to protect your computer from being infected

Spyware is a type of malware that secretly monitors you, steals sensitive information from your PC, and sends it to third parties without your knowledge. Some spyware might track your behaviour online while others can record passwords or even log your keystrokes. You can avoid spyware by following common safe […]
What is spyware? 5 ways to protect your computer from being infected
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How to password protect a folder on a Windows PC and safeguard your files

To password protect a folder in Windows 10, you’ll need to open the folder’s “Properties” menu. There’s no way to recover a folder’s password if you forget it, so make sure you write the password down somewhere. Before you password protect a folder, you should copy the files within to […]
How to password protect a folder on a Windows PC and safeguard your files
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How often you should change your passwords, according to cybersecurity experts

There’s no set, optimal metric for how often you should change your passwords. Most security experts believe that if you have a strong and unique password, you shouldn’t change it unless you believe it’s been compromised. Other experts recommend changing passwords several times a year, but this practice is falling […]
How often you should change your passwords, according to cybersecurity experts
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How to change your Dropbox password or reset it if you’ve forgotten it

You can change your Dropbox password whether or not you remember your current login information. To change your Dropbox password, you can either use the “Forgot Password?” feature or update your password through your account settings. Visit Business Insider’s Tech Reference library for more stories. When it comes to collaborating […]
How to change your Dropbox password or reset it if you’ve forgotten it
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How to delete your LastPass account and permanently wipe saved logins

To delete a LastPass account, you’ll need your email and the master password you created to log in to your Vault and confirm the account deletion. You can delete a LastPass account without a master password by going to https://lastpass.com/delete_account.php and deleting your account through an emailed link. When you […]
How to delete your LastPass account and permanently wipe saved logins
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10 ways to make your phone safer, according to security experts

The typical smartphone contains tons of personal information, like credit card numbers, passwords, addresses, and other data. Business Insider asked experts how people can make their smartphones more secure. Experts recommend steps like using two-factor password authentication and avoiding charging phones in public places. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
10 ways to make your phone safer, according to security experts
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