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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.
You’re typing in your PIN number at an ATM machine or point-of-sale system when you notice a stranger is peeking over your shoulder. What do you do?
It would probably make you extremely uncomfortable, and you’d get out of there as fast as you can. You’d probably call your bank and change the PIN number, too, just in case.
How can you choose an antivirus if you have no idea what any of their websites are talking about? One solution claims to detect viruses, malware, ransomware, and trojans—but what’s the difference between these? Does your machine need heuristic detection, real-time protection, or will a plain old definition-based tool do the job? And what does it all mean? Let our cybersecurity expert help you wade through all the terms.
Spyware may be one of the most dangerous infections your computer can contract. These frustrating infections can integrate into your operating system, editing your settings and decreasing device performance as it goes. In some cases, it’s even been known to turn off antivirus programs, making it impossible to detect and resolve.
If you’re reading this, we’re assuming you’re already aware of how important it is to have an antivirus to protect you from malware and viruses. You’ve probably chosen the right antivirus for your needs and now you’re looking to install it. Luckily for you, the download and installation process is actually quite simple. If you know what antivirus to install, follow our step-by-step guide, and you’ll be able to set-up your antivirus protection with ease.
While most anti-virus software will do a good job of removing aggressive threats from your computer, things like smart bots, Trojans and virulent malware strains like encrypting ransomware can escape detection. And when you aren’t also arming yourself with the very latest anti-malware security suites on top of your existing antivirus defense, there’s a chance hackers can take advantage of loopholes like outdated software to steal data, spy on your activity, hijack computer resources, damage or encrypt sensitive information, or even install backdoors to gain access at a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.
Phishing attacks are a cybercrime where users are tricked into sharing their personal data, such as credit card details and passwords, and giving hackers access to their devices, often without even knowing they’ve done so. It’s essentially an infection that attacks your computer by tricking you into downloading it. Hackers then use social engineering tactics to get their victims to click, share information, or download files.
If you’re looking to narrow down your options of the best antivirus for laptops, you’ve come to the right place. Our experts have tried and tested the 47 antivirus products on the market and examined their ability to detect and remove viruses and malware while still having a low impact on laptop performance. Contrary to popular belief, keeping your laptop safe doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg – an inexpensive yet solid antivirus can keep your laptop just as safe from viruses and hackers as pricier ones.
If you care about your Internet security, it’s about time you start caring about phishing. We’re not going to promise not to make bad fishing jokes in this article, but the reality is not a laughing matter.
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.