Howard Wen

Howard Wen reports for several technology publications. His website can be found at www.howardwen.com.

What is Telegram and is it secure?

6 new and noteworthy security features in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

6 new and noteworthy security features in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 debuts tools and changes that affect computer security. Here’s how to access them.

10 biggest hacks of user data in 2016

10 biggest hacks of user data in 2016

You take great pains to come up with a strong password when registering for an account on a website -- only to see your efforts go for naught when that site gets hacked. Several sites had their databases of user accounts not only...

The paranoid user’s guide to Windows 10 privacy

The paranoid user’s guide to Windows 10 privacy

Since its release, a major point of controversy with Windows 10 has been the many ways that it can track your personal activity and gather other data about you.

REVIEW: BIO-key’s plug-in fingerprint readers for Windows 10 computers

REVIEW: BIO-key’s plug-in fingerprint readers for Windows 10 computers

BIO-key loaned me these three models for evaluation. I tested them on two notebooks: one running Windows 10 Home, and the other Windows 10 Pro. Find out the results.

Top 10 breaches of personal data in 2015

Top 10 breaches of personal data in 2015

It was a bountiful year for hackers who gained unauthorized access to countless corporate and government databases. Here are the online breaches that hauled in the largest amount of personal data -- most of them tallying into the...

How to Turn Chrome Into Gold

Though Google is pitching it as an operating system for netbooks and lightweight notebooks, Chrome OS is essentially the Chrome Web browser bolted on top of a bare minimum version of Linux. The following extensions can improve the...

2011: Year of the Desktop App Store?

Developer Sergio Tacconi spent several sleepless days and nights porting his app, Pocket Yoga, from the iOS mobile platform to Mac OS X. He wanted to have it available for sale in Apple's Mac App Store on Jan. 6, when the new online...

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