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A Horrifying Security Bug May Affect Your Apple Devices

When was the last time you updated the operating system on your Mac or other Apple devices? If it’s been a while, your Mac computer, iPhone or iPad may be at risk of being hacked. Having your passwords stolen may often lead to hackers getting access to your private info or to identity theft. The good news is that this can be prevented.
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How to Protect Important Files

By Liz Cornwell 9 December 2014 in Privacy & Security
Every day we store more and more files on our computers. Most of them are only useful for a certain period of time, whereas other files are so important or valuable that we want to keep them forever. And we can. But, to make sure we do, it’s best to protect important files. Here are a few tips that will help.
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5 Internet Safety Tips to Keep Your PC Secure Online

By Anna Lind 30 August 2014 in Privacy & Security
Do you have a good antivirus program installed on your computer? If you do - great! This is an important and necessary step in protecting your PC from cyber threats. However, it is not the only thing you can do and you should not rely on antivirus software alone for keeping your system secure. Here are a few tips that can help ensure your Windows system never falls victim to cyber criminals.
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File Shredder - How to Delete Files Permanently

By Liz Cornwell 11 October 2010 in Privacy & Security
If you're giving away an old computer, need to get rid of confidential documents or records for a business, or simply don't want stuff hanging around after you've hit the Delete key, here's how file shredding software can permanently delete your files.
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Wipe Your Hard Drive to Prevent Deleted Data Restoration

Even if you have deleted a file, information can still be recovered. If you need to ensure that confidential client or personal information isn't accessible on a hard disk, here is how you can securely wipe your hard drive to prevent deleted data restoration.
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