Before "always-on" high-speed Internet became common, our computers weren't automatically networked whenever we turned them on. Now that they are, you should have an extra layer of security to keepmore
Before "always-on" high-speed Internet became common, our computers weren't automatically networked whenever we turned them on. Now that they are, you should have an extra layer of security to keep your files, web browsing, and passwords private and safe. Let's show you what the best tools are for Windows Internet security.
Passwords are a pain. Good ones are hard to remember, so you have to write them down on something that could be lost, damaged, or stolen. Or you use mental tricks that other people could figure out. But there's a Door No. 3: Password manager apps like LastPass, which create hard-to-guess passwords and enter them for you. All you need to remember is the master password used to access your library of online accounts -- which you can protect with two-factor authentication. With 2FA, even someone who guesses your master password still needs your PIN code to confirm authorization, which changes every 30 seconds. Have a fingerprint sensor on your phone? You can also use that instead of your master password, when it's time to impress your friends and neighbors.
The Tor Browser is derived from Mozilla Firefox and bounces your connection to the Internet around a network that masks identity. This pipeline also has strong encryption, so your Internet service provider can't see where you're going, either. It can only see that you're connecting to the Tor network. At the same time, the browser's privacy is easy to use. It starts up automatically every time you open it.
It doesn't perform quite as well as Norton or McAfee, but Avira is a respectable competitor if you need to stretch your dollar. Unlike most other free antivirus software, it doesn't push you to upgrade to the paid version, nor does the sales pitch overstate the amount of protection it gives you.