Articles by Andrew Sanders

Andrew Sanders

Andrew is a writer on technology, information security, telecommunications, and more

What Is Social Engineering and Why Is It Such a Threat in 2021?
What Is Social Engineering and Why Is It Such a Threat in 2021?
If you’re a systems administrator, you may think your daily task list involves installing security tools, configuring them to protect the latest threats, patching servers and endpoints, and reimaging systems when they get a virus...
15 (CRAZY) Malware and Virus Statistics, Trends & Facts
15 (CRAZY) Malware and Virus Statistics, Trends & Facts

Even though antivirus programs work tirelessly to detect and remove malicious software, malware threats are on the rise, infecting more computers than ever before.

How bad is it?

By analyzing past behavior and the steps taken to eradicate problems, we can make several predictions about the future of this industry. Let’s take a look at the latest malware trends, major statistics, and the effects that malware can have on Windows, Android, and Mac devices.

This article will help you stay up to date on:

  • Major developments in the malware industry.
  • New malware creation trends.
  • Malware infection rates by type.
  • Infection rates by region and sector.
  • The ways different operating systems handle malware threats.

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 – flas...
How to Solve "Oops, Your Files Have Been Encrypted" in 2021
How to Solve "Oops, Your Files Have Been Encrypted" in 2021
Although ransomware is making fewer headlines, it is still effectively targeting businesses and individuals. Over the last few months, ransomware attacks have brought down news organizations during the Christmas holidays, infected...
Why Isn't My Android Phone Updating? 2021 Update
Why Isn't My Android Phone Updating? 2021 Update

Android phones may be lower-cost, more diverse in terms of features, and (in my opinion) more interestingly-designed than their iOS competitors. What they are not, however, is more secure.

How to Remove Mobile Malware and Keep Your Device Protected in 2021
How to Remove Mobile Malware and Keep Your Device Protected in 2021
When it comes to malware, a lot of us have this idea that our phones and tablets are somehow less vulnerable to viruses than our laptops, PCs, and servers. Unfortunately, that’s far from the truth. Our phones are just as vulnerabl...
How to Tell if My Computer Was Hacked - Updated 2021
How to Tell if My Computer Was Hacked - Updated 2021
If you’re wondering whether your computer has been hacked, we have some bad news and some good news. First the bad news: if you suspect you’re infected, then you’re probably right (check with this free vulnerability scanning tool)...
Are Unnecessary Apps Clogging Your PC?
Are Unnecessary Apps Clogging Your PC?

Shovelware. Bloatware. Adware.  There refer to programs that are running on your PC – and that may be active right now – but that most people don’t know about and never use. These programs clog your limited hard drive space, hog your memory, and generally degrade the performance of your computer.

Is Your Child Using Decoy Apps to Hide Photos? Here's How to Check
Is Your Child Using Decoy Apps to Hide Photos? Here's How to Check

Monitoring your childrens’ internet usage to keep them away from harmful people can be a daunting but crucial task. Unfortunately there are people on the internet intent on exploiting children, so it’s our duty to protect them from danger. So how can we be sure nothing is going on beyond what we can observe in plain sight?

My Email Got Hacked - Now What Do I Do?
My Email Got Hacked - Now What Do I Do?
The thought of having one’s email hacked is devastating. I personally know that if I lost access to my email, I’d immediately lose a lifeline to some of my closest friends and business associates. What’s more, my email address ser...