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What is Antivirus Software, and Do You Really Need it in 2019?
What is Antivirus Software, and Do You Really Need it in 2019?

Contracting a computer virus can be devastating to the data on your PC or mobile device. Passwords stolen, bank accounts hacked, and personal, private info locked and held for ransom by hackers – these are just some of the problems you’ll face after your computer has been targeted. So how can you ensure total protection against cyber infection?

The best way is to install trusted antivirus software on your PC and devices; but with so many different choices, from free to premium services, how can you know which one is right for you?

This guide to antivirus software will answer these questions and save you the time and money in researching and testing, so that you can make the best decision when it comes to protecting your most valuable data.

Evan Porter by Evan Porter April 18, 2019
What Is Online Spam? (And How to Stop It)
What Is Online Spam? (And How to Stop It)

You’re probably used to getting plenty of junk mail delivered to your physical mailbox.

Fliers you don’t want, coupons you don’t need, and endless catalogs show up on a daily basis.

In the last thirty years or so, as the Internet and email have become more prominent, spammers have realized that it’s often cheaper and more effective to peddle their wares online.

Evan Porter by Evan Porter April 15, 2019
What is Hacking? Examples and Safety Tips for 2019
What is Hacking? Examples and Safety Tips for 2019

We’re all familiar with how hackers are displayed in movies. Brooding criminals in hoodies, frantically hammering lines of code into a computer in order to break through complex security systems.

We know that, in real life, too, hackers are a major threat to our safety.

But what exactly is hacking?

Evan Porter by Evan Porter April 12, 2019
What is a Computer Virus? And How to Avoid Infection in 2019
What is a Computer Virus? And How to Avoid Infection in 2019

You’ve probably heard about the growing number of viruses spreading online and infecting computers. Unexpected behavior, sluggish performance, restarting for no reason, doing things on it’s own without your input – these are all telltale signs of an infection.

James Taylor by James Taylor April 11, 2019
How Not to Fall Victim to Social Engineering Scams
How Not to Fall Victim to Social Engineering Scams

If you’re trying to improve your cyber defenses, then understanding the threat of social engineering should be a top priority. Studies show that 84% of attackers use social engineering as an important part of their infiltration strategy against both individuals and businesses.

So what exactly is social engineering?

Joe Michalowski by Joe Michalowski April 11, 2019
What Is a Trojan Horse Attack? Plus 3 Prevention Tips for 2019
What Is a Trojan Horse Attack? Plus 3 Prevention Tips for 2019

In The Aeneid, the story of the Trojan War, a group of Greek soldiers hide inside a massive wooden horse as the rest of their army sails away. The Trojan army, thinking the horse to be a gift of surrender, brings the structure inside their high walls during the celebration.

Once inside, the Greek soldiers climb out for a devastating sneak attack.

Evan Porter by Evan Porter April 9, 2019
What Is A Cybercrime? What You Need to Know to Stay Safe
What Is A Cybercrime? What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

The Internet has opened up unlimited possibilities for us to consume information and connect with the rest of the world.

Unfortunately, it’s also opened up plenty of back doors for criminals.

Cybercrime is a relatively new phenomenon, and it refers to any crime carried out by someone using a computer or electronic device, especially over the Internet.

Evan Porter by Evan Porter April 9, 2019
What is a Rootkit? The Origin of Malicious Software
What is a Rootkit? The Origin of Malicious Software

Everything has a beginning – including computer viruses. In this regard, rootkits can be thought of as the origin of all malicious software. Although malware did exist before the term “rootkit” was coined, it typically involved either subverting vulnerabilities such as default passwords. Rootkits were something different.

Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders April 8, 2019
Malware 101- Understanding the Basics and Protecting Your PC
Malware 101- Understanding the Basics and Protecting Your PC

If you don’t know what a computer virus is, or haven’t been infected by one before, then you might not know the signs to look out for. People often think that a malware infection looks like something out of a fanciful movie – flashing lights, smoke coming out of your computer tower, a laughing skull appearing on your monitor.

Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders April 8, 2019
What is an Online Scam? And How to Defend Against It
What is an Online Scam? And How to Defend Against It

In 2017, the FBI reported that a collective 300,000 victims lost $1.4 billion due to online scams. The victims in these cases tended to be either relatively old or relatively young – in other words, people who may not have enough tech-savvy to understand how to see through what may seem like a fairly obvious falsehood. Even the most tech-literate people can still fall victim to online fraud, however.

Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders April 8, 2019