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.
There’s no such thing as a virus-proof mobile device or computer. While many Apple advertisements will boast about the Mac being virus resistant, MacOS malware does exist. Installing an antivirus for your MacBook or iMac is essential.
There’s an old theory that antivirus can slow your computer down by 50%. While this may have once been true, it’s no longer a reality. However, your antivirus will have some effect on the overall speed of your device.
You don’t often hear about Linux machines becoming infected with viruses and malware. But that doesn’t mean it never happens. Hackers do still target Linux users and you could be one of them. So we’ve compiled a list of the top 7 antivirus programs so you can keep your Linux device safe from hackers.
We’ve all heard the claims that Apple devices are virus resistant. And while it’s true that Apple devices have lower infection rates than Android, it’s still possible for your iPhone to be hit with malware, phishing scams, and other problems that can reduce its usability.
While most antivirus software will do a good job of removing aggressive threats from your computer, hackers can still find loopholes to steal data, spy on your activity, hijack computer resources, damage or encrypt sensitive information, or even install backdoors to gain access at a later stage.
And when you aren’t also arming yourself with the very latest anti-malware security suites on top of your existing antivirus defense, you could make yourself a target.
Hackers use countless tactics to steal your social security number, bank accounts, credit card numbers, usernames, passwords, or other data. So how will knowing the lingo help you avoid getting hacked? Hackers are constantly coming up with new ways to bypass security measures. If you familiarize yourself with hacking terminology, it can help you recognize a virus or malware threat in the news.