Computer & Internet Security
Computer surveillance and security covers a wide range of ways to keep you and your information safe. Learn about firewalls, zombie computers, hackers and workplace surveillance.
The internet is forever. But social media platforms aren't. So does your personal data die when a site does or if you close your account?
Websites like Spokeo, PeopleFinder and Intelius collect reams of data on you, your relatives, court records and other personal information. But getting it removed isn't so easy.
By Dave Roos
Do you have a password manager? How about a VPN? Here's why you might want both, in the form of antivirus software, available with a discount from HowStuffWorks.
Asher de Metz is hired to break into businesses. It's called penetration testing, and what he finds can help save companies millions of dollars from cyberattacks.
In the first half of 2021, the number of organizations impacted by ransomware across the globe has more than doubled compared with 2020. Why the surge and how vulnerable is the U.S. to a major cyber attack?
By Sarah Gleim
Private browsers and search engines offer much more protection than using a regular browser or search engine, or a browser with privacy mode-enabled. They can shield your sensitive data, ward off third-party ads and trackers, and provide a safer browsing experience.
One survey said 11 percent of Airbnb guests had found a hidden camera in their rented home. Is this legal? And how can you tell if you're being spied on?
When choosing an antivirus program for your computer or other electronic devices, there's no one-size-fits-all solution, but here are five things you need to consider.
Data privacy concerns have prompted some new laws to go into effect in the European Union — and that means changes for consumers in the rest of the world too.
By Dave Roos
HowStuffWorks explains how blockchain technology, which relies upon a shared record of transactions across a peer-to-peer network of computers, is taking over the world.
To thwart hackers from intercepting wireless signals, engineers send a signal through the body, from a smartphone fingerprint scanner to a 'smart lock.'
Trolls are everywhere these days, driving people off Twitter and wreaking havoc online. They also have specific personality traits that the general population doesn't.
By Julia Layton
And the FBI already has said it’ll help other law enforcement agencies with locked phones.
By John Donovan