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How strong is your computer’s security? Are you prepared for the latest threats? New viruses are unleashed almost every day, and it’s never been truer: virus protection isn’t optional.
You need antivirus software, but with so many options on the market, it’s important to do your research and make an informed decision.
You wouldn’t want a stranger stealing your computing power, would you? That’s exactly what’s happening on Macs right now with the Mshelper virus. Gone are the days where MacOS was considered virus resistant. New threats are always being developed, and Apple users are not immune to them. You need to learn more about this virus and how it may be affecting your computer, especially if you’re into cryptocurrencies.
Safety Detective security expert Aviva Zacks sat down with GamaSec CEO and co-founder Avi Bartov to find out how he got interested in cybersecurity and where he thinks the industry is headed.
In the never-ending cat and mouse game of virus vs antivirus, understanding how AV software identifies specific targets and prevents them from infecting your operating system can help better protect your computer from infiltration.
With hackers and other bad actors working ‘round the clock at spreading newer, deadlier viruses, essential to their malicious strategy is keeping them undetected for as long as possible.
Before we can deep-delve into the inner-workings of an antivirus, let’s first look at how a computer virus spreads quickly across networks, undetected.
Hacker and Activist Noam Rotem, working with Safety Detective research lab, was shocked when he recently discovered a major vulnerability affecting nearly half of all airlines worldwide. While booking a flight with Israeli national carrier ELAL, he came across a significant security breach that allows anyone to access and change private information on flight bookings. The same breach was then discovered to include 44% of the international carriers market, potentially affecting tens of millions of travelers.
Internet security programs may sound like a “nice” thing to have, but they’re more like a critical tool to keep your data and your network safe.
If you still think of a comprehensive internet security suite as a useful add-on to your antivirus software—or decided that you don’t need either one—you are putting your computer’s health and your identity at risk.
How often do you manually check your crypto addresses when you paste them? Hackers are always developing new creative ways to steal your data and money and a simple mistake has already cost crypto investors over $160,000. Recently a new trojan called CryptoShuffler has been stealing cryptocurrencies from users across the internet using a simple function like copy and paste. Without the right security systems in place, your cryptocurrencies could be at risk.
Autorun.in is a virus that is usually spread through infected external devices like USB drives. Once an infected USB disk is introduced to your system, the virus can destroy your computer, self-executing files, destroying important documents, and replicating itself so that it is hard to remove.
Your computer is a treasure chest of important files and sensitive data. If a virus infects your computer, your personal information could end up in the wrong hands. At the very least, your photos, downloaded music and movies—even saved emails—could be lost forever.