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Privacy basics

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Email privacy means keeping your messages safe from prying eyes at all times, but most email providers aren’t private. Learn how private email can help protect you against hackers, government spies, and Big Tech’s pervasive invasion of your privacy.
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Passwords are a necessity of the online world. They are one of the most important means of securing your digital life, preventing hackers and anyone else from accessing your bank account, email, social media accounts, and everything else you do onlin
how to check email attachment is safe
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Email attachments may contain malware that criminals trick you into downloading, often leading to identity theft, credit card fraud, or other cybercrime. Here’s how to check if an attachment is safe. In 2022, over 300,000 people in the US lost more
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If you’ve ever uploaded a file or a video online to share with someone, chances are you’ve used a cloud storage service.  Unlike traditional forms of data storage (such as hard drives), cloud storage uses servers in off-site locations to store data,
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Phishing scams try to trick you into revealing sensitive data or downloading malware, often leading to identity theft, credit card fraud, or other cybercrime. Learn all about phishing and how to prevent it. With billions of phishing emails sent dail
how to stop email trackers
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Around 50% of all emails contain trackers that spy on your email activity — over 160 billion messages sent every day. Here’s how they work and how to block them. Working silently in the background, email trackers not only monitor how you respond to
what are email headers
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Email headers are the hidden part of emails containing vital information to identify and authenticate messages. Learn how to read them to spot spam and stay secure. Have you received an unexpected email from a strange address? Is it actually from so
how to encrypt files
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When you encrypt files on your computer, it’s like storing them in a vault: Only someone with the correct key can access them. That’s useful if you’re concerned about hackers stealing your most sensitive documents or companies scanning your data for
what is two factor authentication (2fa)
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Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an extra layer of protection for online accounts that requires you to use more than just your username and password to log in.  With 2FA enabled, you can protect access to your online accounts even if your password
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Internet users of a certain age might recall earlier days of personal computing, with stacks of labeled floppy disks or CDs lying around the office. Those have all but disappeared thanks to the widespread availability of cloud storage, which took off
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When you’re emailed an important document, like a completed contract or a bank statement, it usually comes as a PDF. If you’re sending a PDF that contains sensitive information, you should try to prevent it from being accessed by unauthorized parties