Security Baseline

Parental controls for online safety at home

It’s a new era in terms of risk on the Web: from scams to spam to predatory practices, you have more reasons than ever to be proactive about protecting your kids while they’re surfing online.

Fortunately, Windows 7 gives you a robust set of built-in parental controls.

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Windows Secrets personal security baseline

Frequent Internet users get mixed messages about data privacy.

We worry about data miners and identity theft but put our life stories up on Facebook. Here are some basic steps to enhance your personal security.

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Five small and essential apps to armor your PC

Protecting yourself from the criminals of the Internet shouldn’t cost you a fortune. In fact, it doesn’t have to cost you anything.

Firewalls and antivirus programs can’t do all the work of safe computing — small, targeted utility apps that encrypt your files, keep your passwords safe, and clean up your PC add to your protection.

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