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How to view and delete your browsing history in all browser types

Shopping for Christmas presents online and want to keep your shop visits secret from your family? Don’t want your browser to save information you’ve entered into an online form? Clearing your browser history is the solution! We show you how. more
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Software updates: Why they are important to your security

We’ve all been there – your computer wants to do a software update right when you are in the middle of something, so you click the notification away. It’s ok to wait an hour or two before going back and performing the update, but ignoring updates entirely can be dangerous. more
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Beware of phishing emails: New risks in 2022

Have you recently gotten an email asking you to enter your mail.com password or your account will be deactivated? Or received a request to log in to consent to changes in a company’s terms of use? Warning: These messages are examples of a kind of  email scam known as “phishing”.
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Not sure if an email is legit? Here's what you can look for.
Because there are a lot of phishing mails circulating these days, here’s a refresher in how to protect yourself. more
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Why can’t I sign in to my mail.com email account?

Are you having problems logging into your mail.com account? Because we know how important your email is, the mail.com blog is here to help.
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Can’t sign in to your mail.com account? Try these quick fixes.
Today, we look at nine troubleshooting tips to help you sign in again. more
39 people found this article helpful.

What is SMTP? And how does SMTP authentication help fight spam?

Whenever you send an email, the process would not be possible without the SMTP protocol. It’s used by mail servers to relay outgoing email messages from the senders and to the recipients.
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Without the SMTP server, your sent email would go nowhere
Unfortunately, spammers started abusing a loophole in the protocol – until SMTP authentication put a stop to this trick. more
128 people found this article helpful.

What is pharming and how can you protect yourself?

Online scams can take many forms, but the aim is often the same: harvesting personal data, login credentials, and account information to commit identity theft. And pharming is no different.
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Pharming sites try to “harvest” information like your credit card number
Learn to recognize the signs of online fraud so you can protect yourself. more
38 people found this article helpful.

What is 2FA? How can two-factor authentication keep online accounts safer?

Have you ever wondered if you should enable 2FA for your online accounts? mail.com explains how two-factor authentication works and looks at the hows and whys of authentication apps.
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Use 2FA with an authentication app for extra online protection
Keep reading to learn whether you could benefit from 2FA. more
16 people found this article helpful.

Ransomware attacks: How you can recognize and prevent ransomware

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Do you know how to recognize and protect yourself against ransomware?
You may have seen headlines about ransomware attacks on institutions ranging from banks to hospitals to gas-pipelines. But what is ransomware, why is it dangerous, and can such attacks be prevented? Today, we answer your questions about ransomware. more
39 people found this article helpful.

Phishing emails: How to protect yourself

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Be on the alert for phishing scams that aim to hook your personal information

You have probably heard about phishing scams – fraudulent emails designed to rob you of sensitive data. Because phishing is one of the most widespread forms of cybercrime, it’s important to learn how to recognize these scams so you don’t get caught in the net. more
94 people found this article helpful.

Beware of online romance scams!

Nowadays it’s common for romance to blossom online, with almost one-third of US adults having used a dating website or app. Unfortunately for all the lonely hearts out there, there are also lots of scammers online looking for money rather than love.
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Is it true love or an online scam? Learn the signs of a romance scammer.
Romance scams, which often take the form of catfishing, are online dating hoaxes that target unsuspecting singles. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself. more
22 people found this article helpful.