Articles by Mercy Pilkington
Mercy Pilkington has been a tech industry news writer for nearly ten years. She regularly covers topics such as software, cybercrime, and digital innovation.
The first thing you should know is that there is no such thing as an online antivirus. What you are really looking is for a free downloadable antivirus that you can quickly run on your machine. All the sites that claim they are online antivirus programs eventually require you to download a program anyway.
Are you looking for the right antivirus but have no idea what any of the terminology or hacker lingo means? How can you decide whether you need heuristic detection or real-time protection, or protection against phishing or malware if you don’t know the differences between them?
Let our cybersecurity experts define all the important terminology so that they make a bit more sense, whether you’re an amateur looking for a basic breakdown or a professional needing a quick reference list.
What would you do if your entire digital life—work files, email accounts, social media accounts, and even your purchased music and your family photos—was held for ransom? You have 24 hours to pay $5,000 or lose it all.
It can happen if you don’t keep Windows updated.