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Worms, Trojans & Bots – Oh, My! Understand Hacker Lingo
Worms, Trojans & Bots – Oh, My! Understand Hacker Lingo

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.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks November 7, 2018
5 Best Antiviruses That Protect You from Keyloggers in 2018
5 Best Antiviruses That Protect You from Keyloggers in 2018

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.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks October 31, 2018
The Complete Security and Antivirus Glossary of Terms
The Complete Security and Antivirus Glossary of Terms

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.

Mercy Pilkington by Mercy Pilkington October 31, 2018
What Is Spyware and How Can I Protect Myself Against It in 2018
What Is Spyware and How Can I Protect Myself Against It in 2018

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.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks October 31, 2018
How to Install an Antivirus on a Windows 10 or Mac Device (For Beginners)
How to Install an Antivirus on a Windows 10 or Mac Device (For Beginners)

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.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks October 31, 2018
Tried & Tested: 5 Best Anti-Malware Software for Guaranteed Removal in 2018
Tried & Tested: 5 Best Anti-Malware Software for Guaranteed Removal in 2018

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. 

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks October 31, 2018
What is Phishing and How do I Protect my Devices Against it?
What is Phishing and How do I Protect my Devices Against it?

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.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks October 31, 2018
The 6 Best (and Most Affordable) Laptop Antiviruses for 2018
The 6 Best (and Most Affordable) Laptop Antiviruses for 2018

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. 

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks October 31, 2018
The Ultimate Guide to Staying Safe from Phishing – 2018
The Ultimate Guide to Staying Safe from Phishing – 2018

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.

Eric C. by Eric C. October 28, 2018
How to Update Windows 7,8 & 10
How to Update Windows 7,8 & 10

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.

Mercy Pilkington by Mercy Pilkington October 28, 2018