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What Are the Internet Security Threats of 2019?
What Are the Internet Security Threats of 2019?

Let’s play a game: guess what’s even more important than antivirus protection but is also something that consumers often forget to look for in a cybersecurity program?

Mercy Pilkington by Mercy Pilkington December 30, 2018
Email Protection Tools You Need in 2019
Email Protection Tools You Need in 2019

For many of us, email keeps us tethered to the outside world. But in the Gmail era, users may not give much thought to security threats that email might pose.

Whether you use a browser-based option like Gmail or a desktop-based email client like Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird, here are a few tools you should include to secure your system.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 23, 2018
Disable DNS Malware Before It Ruins Your Day
Disable DNS Malware Before It Ruins Your Day

DNS (which stands for Domain Name Service) translates the URLs you type into your web browser into the websites that appear on your computer. But how does that magic happen?

Eric C. by Eric C. December 23, 2018
Infected by CCleaner’s Malware? Here’s How to Remove It
Infected by CCleaner’s Malware? Here’s How to Remove It

If you’re one of the over 2 million users worldwide that has been infected by CCleaner, you need to remove it from your computer immediately.

Mercy Pilkington by Mercy Pilkington December 23, 2018
5 Ways to Keep Hackers from Hijacking Your Phone Number
5 Ways to Keep Hackers from Hijacking Your Phone Number

A friend calls you to go out for drinks this evening, but the voice on the other end of the line isn’t you. Your friend double-checks the number. He’s not mistaken. You’ve become one of the countless individuals who have their phone number stolen by cyberjackers every year.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 23, 2018
Best Virus Scanners for Linux
Best Virus Scanners for Linux

If you’re using a Linux distribution such as Ubuntu, there’s a very high likelihood that you’ve been deceived into believing that you don’t need antivirus protection because “Linux is more secure.”

Eric C. by Eric C. December 21, 2018
What’s the Best Virus Cleaner For Android?
What’s the Best Virus Cleaner For Android?

If you search for “antivirus” in the Google Play Store, you’ll be overwhelmed by the sheer number of apps available. Even worse, most of them promise much but deliver little. As repeat instances of malware-laden but Google Play verified apps making it onto the Play Store makes clear, relying on Google’s built-in “protection” won’t keep your device safe. For that reason, the Safety Detectives have logged over 10,000 hours of testing and reviewing apps to highlight the very best of what’s currently on the Android virus cleaner market.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 21, 2018
Top 5 iPhone Antiviruses That You Should Definitely Check Out in 2019
Top 5 iPhone Antiviruses That You Should Definitely Check Out in 2019

Is your iPhone protected from viruses? Whether you browse the Internet on your computer or smartphone, any device can be infected by a virus, including your iPhone. While some think the iPhone is less vulnerable, you still need to protect yourself. One of the best ways to safeguard your information is by installing an antivirus on your iPhone.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 21, 2018
Interview With Rebekah Moody – ThreatMetrix
Interview With Rebekah Moody – ThreatMetrix

Safety Detective interviewed Rebekah Moody, Director of Fraud and Identity, at ThreatMetrix, which develops tools to help businesses prevent online fraud. Here’s what we found out:

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 20, 2018
How To Scan Email Attachments For Viruses and Protect Your Devices
How To Scan Email Attachments For Viruses and Protect Your Devices

Virus-laden email attachments have been around for decades, but they’re certainly not old news. In fact, millions of computer users around the world use desktop email software instead of browser-based tools such as Gmail. As a result, you’re exposing your operating system to downloads every time you open an email rather than merely viewing it online.

Mercy Pilkington by Mercy Pilkington December 19, 2018