Everyone is concerned about online safety. Whether you use Google and Twitter or TeamViewer and Dreamhost, keep your services secure with two-factor authentication.
A widely reported e-mail purporting to be a request to share a Google Docs document is actually a well-disguised phishing attack. It directs the user to a lookalike site and grants the site access to the target’s Google credentials.
As you navigate through Chrome, or Safari, or Firefox, or whatever your browser of choice is, you’re often given an enticing option: Would you like us to save your password? A recent browser beach is a reminder that if you answer yes, you’re taking a risk.
Roommates—they eat your food, wear your clothes, and snore really loudly. Sometimes, these opportunists even think it’s OK to use your computer when you’re not around. If you suspect a housemate is helping themselves to your laptop or desktop, there are some ways to find out. Of course, you probably already have password on your lock screen, but maybe you have reason to believe your roommate has guessed your password or somehow circumvented it in the recent past. Now’s the time to start changing it regularly. (And make it stronger while you’re at it.)
“This summer, hackers destroyed my entire digital life in the span of an hour,” says Wired senior writer Mat Honan.