Windows Defender Now Offers Ultra Secure Sandbox Mode, Here’s How To Turn It On By Chris Hoffman, www.howtogeek.com
Windows 10’s built-in antivirus can now run in a sandbox. Even if an attacker compromises the antivirus engine, they wouldn’t have access to the rest of the system. As Google’s Tavis Ormandy puts it, “this is game changing.”
Don't Get Caught in a Phishing Scam! – By Dottotech, www.youtube.com Video
How to Boot Into Safe Mode on Windows 8 or 10 (The Easy Way) By Walter Glenn, www.howtogeek.com
One of the most common steps when troubleshooting a PC is to boot into Safe Mode. Up through Windows 7, you did this by pressing the F8 key during boot—right before Windows started loading. This all changed with Windows 8 and its introduction of Automatic Repair mode—something that continues in Windows 10.
Secure Your Accounts and Passwords With a Hardware Token By David Murphy, lifehacker.com
Two-factor authentication is a quick, easy way to add extra security to your accounts (or password managers). For even more security and peace of mind, consider buying a hardware token like the YubiKey or Google Titan. They’re incredibly easy to set up, and as long as you keep the USB accessory on or near you—on your keyring, for example—you’ll be able to authenticate into supported accounts and services as quickly as typing in a password. And since nobody else will have your hardware authenticator, your accounts will be protected from other attackers.
Google Maps now lets you pick a light or dark scheme when navigating By News, www.androidauthority.com
With Google integrating dark themes into more and more of its apps, it makes sense for the company to do the same with Google Maps. The latest update to Google’s navigation app now lets you pick a dark scheme, but there is a big caveat.
A Guide to Common Types of Two-Factor Authentication on the Web By Jacob Hoffman-andrews, www.eff.org
Two-factor authentication (or 2FA) is one of the biggest-bang-for-your-buck ways to improve the security of your online accounts. Luckily, it's becoming much more common across the web. With often just a few clicks in a given account's settings, 2FA adds an extra layer of security to your online accounts on top of your password.
The Different Forms of Two-Factor Authentication: SMS, Autheticator Apps, and More By Chris Hoffman, www.howtogeek.com
Many online services offer two-factor authentication, which enhances security by requiring more than just your password to sign in. There are many different types of additional authentication methods you can use.
Two-Factor Authentication: Who Has It and How to Set It Up By Eric Griffith, www.pcmag.com
In 2014, the Heartbleed exploit left everyone's login information potentially up for grabs thanks to one itty-bitty piece of code, and in the past few years, our security nightmares have only gotten worse. In fact, more data was leaked in the first half of 2017 than in all of 2016 combined.
How to Use LastPass for More Than Just Managing Passwords By Chris Hoffman, www.howtogeek.com
LastPass is more than just a password manager. It’s an encrypted vault where you can store secure notes, secret bookmarks, and even entire files. It can also save your address and credit card numbers and fill those into online forms.
Using Cameras To Measure The Real Altitude Of The Space Station by Scott Manley YouTube video
See the International Space Station in front of the Moon!
How to Back Up All of the Photos From All of Your Apps By David Nield, gizmodo.com
Your photos and videos are likely to be some of the most precious files you have on your smartphone. Even if you’ve got new photos and videos taken with the camera synced to the cloud though, what about the pictures your family send you over WhatsApp? Or the Instagram Stories you post? Here’s how to make sure every photo and video on your devices is getting backed up.
Use Google Contacts Like a Pro By Dottotech, www.youtube.com ViDEO
Use Your Password Manager for Security Answers, Too By David Murphy, lifehacker.com
It’s been a while since I’ve had to type in some stupid answer to a made-up question when creating an account on a new service. You know what I’m talking about: Forget your password, and you can regain access to your account by typing in the name of your first pet (Mr. Mrglglrm), your favorite sports team (Saskatoon Sirens), or the street you grew up on (Third Street).
Google using lock screen passwords to encrypt Android Cloud backups By Lisa Vaas, nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Google’s got your back when it comes to your backups, it says – and it’s even promising to keep its own peepers off the goods.
Security Updates Are Even Breaking Your Printer (On Purpose) By Chris Hoffman, www.howtogeek.com
Printer manufacturers hate third-party ink cartridges. They want you buying the expensive, official ones. Epson and HP have issued sneaky “updates” that break these cheaper cartridges, forcing you to buy the expensive ones.