Don't-Miss Security Stories

On the Internet, trust no one

Ted Landau's tips and techniques for avoiding online scams.

How to delete your Mac's Web browser history

This tutorial will show you how to clear your browser history in each of the most popular Web browsers for the Mac.

Facebook Tip: Enable encryption to avoid privacy glitch

Some Facebook traffic this week took a misguided trip from AT&T servers through China and South Korea, exposing some user data. To protect yourself against such glitches, here's how to enable Facebook's HTTPS feature.

Five iPad safety tips for enterprise users

Don't deploy iPads in the enterprise without considering these security measures.

Facebook Privacy: Four valuable yet hard-to-find settings

Hunting for specific privacy settings can be tedious, so did the work for you. Here's a list of four of the most important Facebook privacy settings, where to find them, and how to change them.

Facebook quick tip: Three more ways to shore up security

CIO's Kristin Burnham is back with more tips on shoring up your Facebook security and staying safe on the social networking service.

Seven essential privacy extensions for Firefox

They say privacy doesn't exist on the Web--but that doesn't mean you can't try to safeguard your personal information.

How to get rid of Web browser cookies

When random sites started displaying his Facebook profile picture and welcoming him by name, Kirk McElhearn decided it was time to do something about his Web browser cookies. Here's why you might want to delete cookies and what to expect if you do.

Bugs & Fixes: What's the risk with the Citi Mobile security flaw

Ted Landau takes a closer look at a security flaw with the Citi Mobile iPhone app and whether users should be concerned about how secure their financial data is.

Securing your Facebook privacy settings

A bookmarklet from will scan your Facebook settings to see if you're keeping your private information secure. We give it a run-through.

Passwords, scams, and you

While you may not have been held at gunpoint in the UK, something bad happened to your e-mail account. The how and what-to-do of it.

Facebook privacy changes: Five can't-miss facts's Kristin Burnham offers up a list of five essential Facebook privacy settings you should review now and tweak accordingly to ensure your information remains safe.

Uninstalling Norton AntiVirus

Symantec is thoughtful enough to provide an uninstaller application for removing its utilities. If you don't use it, woe is you.

Living with Windows: security

When you use a Mac, you don't have to worry too much about malware. But when you put a Mac on a network with Windows PCs (or when you run Windows on a Mac), you have to give security some thought. Rich Mogull tells you what you do and don't have to worry about.

Protect data with encrypted hard drives

If you want to encrypt the contents of an external hard drive to protect its data in case of loss or theft, you’ve got a lot of options.