Articles by Aviva Zacks
Aviva Zacks is a content manager, writer, editor, and really good baker. When she's not working, she enjoys reading on her porch swing with a cup of decaf.
Autorun.in is a virus that is usually spread through infected external devices like USB drives. Once an infected USB disk is introduced to your system, the virus can destroy your computer, self-executing files, destroying important documents, and replicating itself so that it is hard to remove.
Carlos Solari is Vice President of Cybersecurity Services at Comodo. A cybersecurity veteran, Solari’s career has included stints as the CIO for the White House as well as IT positions at the US Army and the FBI. He sat down with SafetyDetective’s Aviva Zacks to discuss Comodo’s founding and the modern cybersecurity challenges the company is helping face down.
You work hard to keep your children safe from so many different dangers, but every day they are exposed to countless threats online. Predators, disturbing content, identity theft attempts, and other things you wouldn’t let them experience in real life are all waiting for them.
Shockingly, 1 in 5 U.S. teenagers say they have been approached in a sexual way by strangers online; only 25% told their parents.
As a parent, that’s terrifying.
A friend calls you to go out for drinks this evening, but the voice on the other end of the line isn’t you. Your friend double-checks the number. He’s not mistaken. You’ve become one of the countless individuals who have their phone number stolen by cyberjackers every year.
Safety Detective interviewed Rebekah Moody, Director of Fraud and Identity, at ThreatMetrix, which develops tools to help businesses prevent online fraud. Here’s what we found out:
If you stream videos online, you may have seen a few unpleasant popups, like NSFW ads for porn websites. Unfortunately, one wrong click can infect your computer with malware. Then a hacker can steal your passwords, credit card info, and other private information. Luckily, there are a number of different ways to protect yourself and your computer when streaming videos online.
Your Amazon Fire TV may be doing more than streaming your favorite shows—it might also be mining for Bitcoin. Oh sorry, you’re not going to get those Bitcoin, the person who infected your system with cryptojacking malware will.
At SafetyDetective, we review as many antiviruses as the industry produces. As such, I’m often asked what the very best antivirus is. Users should spend a little time reading our rankings pages for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS to find the solution that meets their needs, but here’s a look at the very best of the best across each operating system.
As recent news has shown, Facebook isn’t all fun and games. The world’s most popular social network is prime fishing ground for cybercrooks, so it’s crucial that you know their tactics. Here are 10 of the most frequently used Facebook hacking scams—and the software and know-how you need to outsmart them.
Bill Ho is the CEO of Biscom, which provides the world’s most secure messaging solutions for the enterprise environment. A technology leader with a background in software engineering, Bill believes in using tools and data to solve difficult problems – while maintaining the highest standards of cybersecurity.