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The cyber landscape is constantly changing and growing. As technology advances, so does tech-based crime. Not only have the techniques developed, but they’ve also become more accessible to aspiring cybercriminals.
Is your fridge sending your personal information to criminals? Is your kettle a part of a massive DDoS attack on your bank? While it may sound ridiculous, these problems have already become a reality.
We’ve all been guilty of reusing the same-old weak password on multiple accounts. It’s nearly impossible to remember the ever-growing number of login credentials that you need every day.
Malware infection rates are only increasing, so it’s essential to protect our devices. But, what if security software does more harm than good?
Do you actually know how your antivirus program works? You click scan, it investigates your files, and you get a detailed report. And while that’s good, it’s important to understand how the process works.
Imagine this: Windows Defender has just finished a regular scan and it’s asking if you want to quarantine the virus. Most people click yes without putting much thought into what’s actually happening.
Oops! Your important files have been encrypted!
The hard disks of your computer have been encrypted with a military grade encryption algorithm. There is no way to restore your data without a special decryption key. To obtain the key, please pay $500 in Bitcoin within 40 hours. If you do not send the money within the provided time, all of your files will be permanently encrypted.
The answer? Yes, a strong up-to-date antivirus is the best way to track down and remove any dangerous trojans that may have snuck their way onto your computer. BUT not all antivirus software are as good at doing this job, and we tested to make sure which ones are.