How to Make Sure Your Passwords Haven’t Been Stolen

One of the best things about having a solid password is that you don’t have to change it. If it’s strong, unique, and hasn’t been compromised by an attacker, you gain no security benefits by modifying it according to some arbitrary timetable. Just let it be.

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Change These Facebook Settings to Make Your Voice Recordings More Private

In what has become a thing over the past few months, Facebook is the latest of the tech giants to admit that outside contractors were given access to users’ voice recordings.

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These Dummy iOS Lightning Cables Let Hackers Remotely Access Your Devices

Hardware hacks might not get as much attention as the latest security breaches, but they can be just as devastating. You’re probably picturing an attacker sneakily using a dummy USB key to infiltrate a computer, but as a recent report from Vice describes, even innocuous tech like Apple’s Lightning cables can be…

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PSA: Your Phone Logs Everywhere You Go. Here’s How to Turn It Off

You probably know your Android phone or iPhone can pinpoint your location for GPS, local search, or the weather. Hopefully, you also know that means your phone keeps track of everywhere you go, all the time. Don’t be alarmed—it’s the trade-off you make for the features you get. If it makes you uncomfortable, here’s…

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PSA: Your Phone Logs Everywhere You Go. Here’s How to Turn It Off

You probably know your Android phone or iPhone can pinpoint your location for GPS, local search, or the weather. Hopefully, you also know that means your phone keeps track of everywhere you go, all the time. Don’t be alarmed—it’s the trade-off you make for the features you get. If it makes you uncomfortable, here’s…

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That WhatsApp Security Flaw Isn’t as Bad as It Sounds

A security alert of sorts went out this week for WhatsApp users, which suggested that the platform has a security flaw that allows someone to “Use the ‘quote’ feature in a group conversation to change the identity of the sender, even if that person is not a member of the group,” and to “Alter the text of someone…

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That WhatsApp Security Flaw Isn’t as Bad as It Sounds

A security alert of sorts went out this week for WhatsApp users, which suggested that the platform has a security flaw that allows someone to “Use the ‘quote’ feature in a group conversation to change the identity of the sender, even if that person is not a member of the group,” and to “Alter the text of someone…

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How to Spot Scam iOS Apps That Sucker You into Making Expensive Purchases

We tend to call out shady apps found on the Google Play Store pretty regularly, but there are also some iOS apps looking to pull one over on unsuspecting Apple customers. In this case, these apps are trying to scam users into costly—and in some cases, undisclosed—in-app transactions.

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The Best Web Browsers for Privacy and Security

Your web browser knows a lot about you, and tells the sites you visit a lot about you as well—if you let it. We’ve talked about which browsers are best at ad-blocking, but in this guide, we’re going to focus on the browsers that you’ll want to use to better conceal everything you’re up to from all the advertisers that…

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The Best Web Browsers for Privacy and Security

Your web browser knows a lot about you, and tells the sites you visit a lot about you as well—if you let it. We’ve talked about which browsers are best at ad-blocking, but in this guide, we’re going to focus on the browsers that you’ll want to use to better conceal everything you’re up to from all the advertisers that…

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