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Did you know you can opt-out from Google’s targeted ads and tracking?

Google is generating most of its revenue with Advertisements. On the settings page it says: Ads enable free web services and content. This might be true, but sometimes the ads are just annoying. Here is what you can change in the … Continue reading

Improve your security #11: Enable two-factor authentication

It might sound complicated, but remember that with more security the usability (how easy is to use the service) always suffers a little bit. The reward at the end is that you can sleep in peace that nobody will enter … Continue reading

How to set up Google’s two-factor authentication

We introduced the two-factor authentication, or two-step authentication how Google calls it, and why it is necessary.   Here is how you do this for Google’s services, email in particular:     Step 1 1. Start on this page. 2. Click … Continue reading

Why everybody should use two-factor authentication

The most obvious answer to this question is: because it makes your accounts more secure and it gives you the peace of mind you need. What is two-factor or two-step authentication? According to Wikipedia, two-factor authentication (TFA, T-FA or 2FA) is … Continue reading

Scareware infection via Google Doodle

Google’s search results are pointing to malicious sites sometimes – this is common knowledge nowadays. A new way to spread malicious links though is to present infected search results as first hit after clicking on a Google Doodle. For example … Continue reading

Patchday: Fresh releases from Microsoft and Google

As announced last Friday, Microsoft released 3 Security Bulletins which deal with patches for 4 security vulnerabilities. One of them is rated critical and resides within the DirectShow framework for the Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center. Other security … Continue reading

Microsoft Patchday ahead, Google secures Chrome

The Redmond company today announced that it plans to release 12 security bulletins on the upcoming Patch Tuesday. The according updates close 22 security holes within the Windows operating systems, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office. Of those, 3 bulletins cope … Continue reading

Google Chrome 4 – now with Extensions

With the latest release of their browser, v.4.0, Google has published a long expected feature: Browser Extensions. Now Chrome features what other browsers like Firefox, IE, Opera and so on offer for a long time already. But, being able to … Continue reading