Welcome to the Smart Computer Security Resources section, a curated list of computer security tools I strongly recommend for protecting your computer and personal information from cyber criminals and intruders.
Before exploring these great resources I use every day, an important disclosure:
Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful (and I use them all myself), not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you improve your computer security.
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$14.99 / year
$74.98 / lifetime
I use Sticky Password to manage my passwords. It keeps the passwords in a secure, encrypted vault, and synchronized across all your computers, tablets and smart phones.
It also automatically fills in your username and password on website login pages. And it can generate very secure passwords for you.
Through a special Smart Computer Security deal, you can get Sticky Password Premium for $14.99/year (50% off).
Even better, for $74.98 (also 50% off) you can get a lifetime edition and keep using it forever, on all your computers and devices.
$6 / month
Having a functioning and reliable backup of your personal information and data is the only way to get it back if or when your computer gets broken into (or dies).
Backblaze is very easy to use. Once you install it, there is nothing else you have to do. It will continuously back up your documents, photos, music, movies, projects and data files to a secure remote location.
Get peace of mind knowing your files are backed up
Web browser is a software program for displaying content on the World Wide Web (Internet).
Some of the popular web browsers include Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge (previously Internet Explorer), Google Chrome and Apple Safari. Although Edge, Chrome and Safari are good web browsers, I use Firefox because of its open source heritage and focus on privacy.
HTTPS Everywhere - secure the communication between your web browser and the website you are visiting.