Chapter 4

Top Security Helpers

In This Chapter

arrow Deciding whether to pay for BitLocker

arrow Keeping on top of all those passwords

arrow Watching your programs for updates

arrow Blocking Java and Flash in your browser

arrow The ultimate antiscumware scan

In Chapter 3 of this minibook, I talk about built-in Windows programs that are available to every Windows 10 owner. In this chapter, I cast the web out a bit further to include one Microsoft encryption program you have to pay for — BitLocker which is in Windows 10 Pro — and a handful of free-for-personal use programs that belong on every Windows 10 user’s desktop.

Windows covers lots of security bases, but it doesn’t touch them all.

askwoodycom Two very good programs will store all your passwords and automatically fill in the username/password prompts at the websites you visit. One of them, LastPass, is based in the cloud, which means you can get at it even when you’re ...

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