How to harden your computer’s operating system

“Hardening” your computer’s operating system makes it more resistant to viruses and attackers. Sound like a good thing? Read on to learn how to do it! Close all the windows; lock all the doors First, a little explanation: Your computer talks to the...

How to set up antivirus software at home

Antivirus software is a fundamental piece of your cyber security setup. Traditional antivirus software is designed to recognize and stop bad software — “malware” — from getting on your computer. This includes things like worms, malicious...

How to backup your data at home

Good backups of our digital data are one of those things we never think about until we need them. It’s almost a given that Something Bad is going to happen to your computer. It’ll get whacked by a power surge in a lightening storm. It’ll get infected...