How to Update Your Computer’s Software

Updating your computer is one of the three essential components to keeping it and your data safe from hackers and viruses. Updates fix holes in the software that make it easy for hackers and viruses to get in. They also (usually) make things work better. There are two...

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...