Articles by Ben Martens

Ben Martens

Ben Martens is a cybersecurity journalist with a background in internet ethics, malware testing, and public policy. He resides in Oregon, and when he's not advocating for the rights of internet users, he's walking with his dog and inventing stories with his daughter.

11 Facts + Stats on Smishing (SMS Phishing) in 2021
11 Facts + Stats on Smishing (SMS Phishing) in 2021
If you’ve ever received a text message saying there was some kind of problem (like with your “recent delivery” or your PayPal account or your Amazon account) with instructions for you to click on a link to resolve the issue, you...
Ben Martens by Ben Martens March 15, 2021
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Android Antivirus Apps for 2021
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Android Antivirus Apps for 2021
Short on time? Here’s the best free Android antivirus in 2021: 🥇 Avira: Provides real-time malware protection, anti-theft protection, a privacy scanner, device clean-up tools, app locking, network scanning, and a limited VPN all...
Ben Martens by Ben Martens March 5, 2021
Avast Scandal: Why We Stopped Recommending Avast & AVG
Avast Scandal: Why We Stopped Recommending Avast & AVG
Our readers have been messaging us and asking why we’re still ranking Avast and AVG on our website, despite them being caught up in a serious scandal. Well, after a lot of consideration and back and forth between departments, we’v...
Ben Martens by Ben Martens June 29, 2020