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How to clear cache and cookies in your browser
Clearing your cache can help fix loading, formatting, and other issues on sites. Read our guide to find out how to clear your cache.
Published: March 21, 2024 ·6 min 25 sec read
5 reasons why software updates and patches are important
Software updates are important to your digital safety and cyber security. Here's why it's important to update software regularly.
Published: January 18, 2024 ·3 min read
What is the dark web and how do you access it?
The dark web sounds ominous, but many people use it for enhanced privacy and security. Learn how to access it plus tips to stay safe while browsing.
Published: July 19, 2023 ·3 min read
How to find hidden cameras: 10 detection methods
Be it a holiday rental or self-catering accommodation, you may wonder about hidden cameras. Follow this guide to learn how to find hidden cameras.
Published: December 21, 2022 ·4 min read
6 Things We Can Learn From Gaming
Do you think that video and computer games are a waste of time? Then read our article to find out why that might not be the case.
Published: June 28, 2022 ·2 min read
How to wipe a computer hard drive in 5 steps
It’s not enough to simply delete your old files. Why? The delete button doesn’t actually delete your information permanently.
Published: June 14, 2022 ·2 min read
How to Know if Your Computer Has a Virus
Are there ways to tell that your computer has been infected before it eats all your files? There are, as it so happens, and here’s what you can do about it
Published: May 22, 2022 ·4 min read
Clean your phone for a better digital life
Have you ever wondered what an actual white hat hacker has to say about your online security?
Published: May 19, 2022 ·4 min read
Security Tips from a Real Life Hacker
Have you ever wondered what an actual white hat hacker has to say about your online security?
Published: April 04, 2022 ·3 min read
How to get rid of spam emails
Email spam is unsolicited, bulk-sent email messages sent to an inbox. Learn how to get rid of spam emails from invading your privacy.
Published: March 24, 2022 ·2 min read
6 tips for safer online shopping
To give you piece of mind while online shopping during the Holiday season here are four simple things you can do to protect yourself.
Published: December 25, 2021 ·4 min read
How to shop online more safely during the Holiday season (and afterwards)
To give you piece of mind while online shopping during the Holiday season here are four simple things you can do to protect yourself.
Published: December 22, 2021 ·4 min read
Was your Twitch account hacked? Top prevention steps
A hacked Twitch account is no fun and should be taken seriously – especially if you are a streamer. Here are the signs to look out for.
Published: November 19, 2021 ·2 min read
NCSIR 2021: Special Release – Gaming & Cybercrime
Everything you need to know on the 2021 Norton Cyber Safety Insights Report: Special Release – Gaming & Cybercrime
Published: November 18, 2021 ·4 min read
How to stay safer online: Your 2021 online privacy and device security checklist
Take these 10 steps to help protect your online privacy and device security in 2021. | NortonLifeLock
Published: December 04, 2020 ·3 min read
How to increase download speed: 15 tips and tricks
You may be able to increase your download speed if yours is slow. Learn some simple and more complex ways to do it.
Published: October 08, 2020 ·4 min read
How to keep your cell phone clean in the COVID-19 era: Hardware and software
Learn how to clean the outside and inside of your cell phone for your own health and for the safety of your data and devices.
Published: May 09, 2020 ·3 min read
How to teach digital citizenship, plus printable posters and games
Consider this your comprehensive guide to digital citizenship. Discover what it means to be a digital citizen, how to teach it — and printable games to help.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
How to stop spam texts: 8 do’s and don’ts
Not only are spam texts and calls annoying, but they can put your data and information at risk. To help, we have a guide on how to stop spam texts.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
What is two-factor authentication (2FA)?
Two-factor authentication adds an extra step – and an extra level of security — when you log into a website, online bank account, credit card portal, or other site.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
What to do if you become involved in a data breach
Cybercriminals are attracted to stealing data that they can make money from, such as credit and debit card numbers, bank account numbers, Social Security numbers, birthdates, full names and addresses. They can commit identity theft with Social Security numbers, sell credit and debit card numbers to other cybercriminals or bleed bank accounts dry using bank account information.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
Catch spyware before it snags you
Have you ever clicked on an intriguing ad or link while surfing the Web and had a barrage of pop-up windows flood your screen or your browser suddenly send you to a slew of unsavory sites?
Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
How to safely donate your old laptop, smartphone and other tech gadgets
Donating your old smartphone, laptop, or tablet is a way to help a person or organization in need. Learn how to do it safely.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
How to fix a “Your connection is not private” error
How to fix a “your connection is not private” error yourself, what the error message means, and how to proceed if your troubleshooting efforts fall short.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
Your must-know guide to new tech set up and device security
If you’re the type of person who regularly receives smartwatches, wearable tech, and other gadgets as gifts, it’s important to know how to help protect them.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
Ransomware on the rise: Norton tips on how to prevent getting infected
Many online users are still being confronted with similar messages to the above thanks to a type of malware called ransomware. The scam works by using malware to disable the victims’ computers until they pay a ransom to restore access.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
The importance of data back-up
Have you ever lost a lot of really important data? Or, alternately, have you ever had a moment of panic where you thought you did? Whether it's images of a family vacation, a report from work or a...
Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
11 security steps to take after unboxing your new devices
Before your new tech gadget becomes part of your day-to-day life, here’s what you need to know about helping to assure privacy and security.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
Ten ways to keep your data private
The Internet has blurred the lines between real world and the virtual one. Technology is barreling into our hands through smartphones at an unbelievable pace.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
How to choose antivirus software: What you need to know
With the threat landscape changing so rapidly, it is wise to understand what your antivirus software has to offer.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
How to get rid of spam emails
Spam. In some ways, it's the electronic equivalent of junk mail and junk phone calls. Spam is not only an unsolicited and annoying nuisance, it's also a pervasive problem that's clogging and overwhelming the Internet's email systems. Spam accounts for approximately 80 percent of worldwide email volume.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
Securing your game console and gaming account
Todays gaming consoles are independent computers, but they are not yet at the stage where they are susceptible to malware in the same way PCs and other devices are. Even though the consoles are...
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
How to secure your passwords
Let’s face facts: it's easy to forget passwords. People often use simple words, such as a pet's name, or easy-to-remember dates such as a wedding anniversary. A hacker could try your name, children's names, birthdates and pets' names as passwords to get access to your computer.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
How to safely use public Wi-Fi hotspots while holiday shopping
If you’re on free public Wi-Fi while out holiday shopping, be sure to add a little ho-ho-ho to that Wi-Fi hotspot with these security tips.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
25 vital computer maintenance tips and checklist to help protect your device
Computer maintenance means keeping your computer in good condition through regular cleanings, hard drive updates, and virus prevention. Find out how.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
Does Norton protection slow down my computer? 5 reasons why it doesn’t
Norton protection has been rated No. 1 in performance for 12 consecutive years
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
Remote computer access: What is it and what are the risks?
Learn how remote computer access works, the possible security risks, and how you can access other computers and networks remotely.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
What Is Tax-Related Identity Theft and How Can You Recover From It?
Tax-related identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to fraudulently receive your tax refund. Here’s what you need to know.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
7 Do's and Don’ts of secure online tax filing
Online fraud is one of fastest growing crimes of our time. The ability to be anonymous, and the fact that it can be performed anywhere in the world makes it very difficult, if not impossible, for law enforcement to curb it.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read

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