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Actually, you do need to share your passwords

No one stays healthy forever. At some point, your loved ones will need access to all of your accounts. You can make that job easier for them.

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How to use Touch ID on the iPhone 5s (and when it won't work)

We examine the new iPhone 5s's Touch ID feature in Q&A format, and consider situations where you'll have to depend on your passcode instead.

How to child-proof the Internet

Child predators, pornography, online bullying—kids can stumble into all sorts of trouble online. Make sure your PC, mobile devices, and social networks are safe with these simple tips.

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How to protect your PC from Prism surveillance

You have the right to be secure in your electronic communications. Here are a few tips on how to do it.

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Make your passwords harder to crack

In this video Tech Tip, we'll show you how to make life harder on hackers by coming up with more complex passwords.

How to track a lost computer with Find My Mac

Misplaced your Mac? If you've enabled the free Find My Mac feature of iCloud, you may be able to track it down.

When you encrypt a file or a hard drive, is it really secure?

Porcupins asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum if encryption standards like AES really make your data secure.

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Video: How to secure your home Wi-Fi network

In this Tech Tip video, we'll show you how to do more than just set a password to restrict access to your Wi-Fi network.

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Answer Line: Why do I get so much spam?

Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam! Carol asked why there's so much of it.

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Don't get Apple picked: How to protect your Mac from theft in public places

Protecting your Mac from theft in public places might seem like a pain, but taking a few steps can save you a lot of hassle down the road, as Ben Boychuk learned firsthand.

When password security questions aren't secure

What's your biggest password weakness? Probably the security questions that let you reset your passwords for iCloud, Gmail, and other services. Keep ahead of the hackers with these tips.

How to remember passwords (and which ones you should)

Even if you trust most of your passwords to a password manager, you'll have to remember a few. Here's the best way to make memorable ones without compromising security.

What you don’t know about passwords might hurt you

If you have a password strategy at all, it's probably seriously out of date. Joe Kissell steps through what you need to know now to keep your accounts safe.

Security tips for Mac travelers

Far from home with lots of Apple gear? Learn what you can do to protect your technology from thieves and how to track it down if it goes missing.

Easily encrypt drives in Mountain Lion

OS X has long let you use Disk Utility to encrypt removable drives to prevent other people from accessing your data. But doing so used to require you to use Disk Utility and navigate its many options, menus, and buttons. In Mountain Lion, the process is much easier. Here's how to do it. We also show you how to encrypt your Time Machine backup drives.