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.

The Ultimate Internet Safety Guide for Seniors (2021)
The Ultimate Internet Safety Guide for Seniors (2021)
The internet can be a scary place, especially if you’re old enough to be able to remember dialing a rotary telephone! In 2020, in the US alone, cyber crimes against adults aged 60 and over resulted in approximately $1 billion in l...
Ben Martens by Ben Martens Published on October 12, 2021
What Is Fleeceware & How to Prevent Fleeceware Scams in 2021
What Is Fleeceware & How to Prevent Fleeceware Scams in 2021
Short on time? Here’s how to stay protected against fleeceware scams in 2021: Fleeceware apps are low-quality apps with deceptive free trials and subscription terms that are designed to hugely overcharge users for basic function...
Ben Martens by Ben Martens Published on September 30, 2021
10 Common Cyber Attacks to Protect Against in 2021
10 Common Cyber Attacks to Protect Against in 2021
Short on time? Here’s the best antivirus to protect against cyber threats: 🥇Norton 360: Powerful protection against all of the most common cyber threats — malware, phishing, ransomware, spyware, and more. Norton also comes with...
Ben Martens by Ben Martens Published on September 27, 2021
What Is Spoofing & How to Prevent Spoofing Attacks in 2021?
What Is Spoofing & How to Prevent Spoofing Attacks in 2021?
Short on time? Here’s how to stay protected against spoofing attacks in 2021: You don’t need to know the difference between DNS, ARP, or MAC to protect yourself against the most common spoofing attacks in 2021. Here are some qui...
Ben Martens by Ben Martens Published on September 25, 2021
What Is a Rootkit & How to Prevent a Rootkit Infection in 2021?
What Is a Rootkit & How to Prevent a Rootkit Infection in 2021?
Short on time? Here’s how to stay protected against rootkits in 2021: Hypervisors, MBRs, and memory dump analysis are pretty complicated, but fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to keep your devices rootkit-fre...
Ben Martens by Ben Martens Published on September 25, 2021
What Is a Man-in-the-Middle Attack & How to Prevent One in 2021?
What Is a Man-in-the-Middle Attack & How to Prevent One in 2021?
Short on time? Here’s how to stay protected against man-in-the-middle attacks in 2021: Man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks require advanced knowledge of cryptography and web protocols, but it’s easy to protect yourself against thes...
Ben Martens by Ben Martens Published on September 19, 2021
How to Remove Search Marquis in 4 Simple Steps
How to Remove Search Marquis in 4 Simple Steps
Short on time? Here’s how to remove Search Marquis in  2021: 1. Scan Device — Run a full system scan with a high-quality antivirus (Intego is the best). 2. Clean Your Device — After the scan is complete, let the antivirus remove ...
Ben Martens by Ben Martens Published on September 3, 2021
What Is a Zero-Day Threat & How to Stay Protected Against It in 2021?
What Is a Zero-Day Threat & How to Stay Protected Against It in 2021?
Short on time? Here’s how to stay protected against zero-day attacks in 2021: Zero-day attacks are really complicated, but staying safe online is actually pretty simple. Here’s what you should do to keep your device safe from ze...
Do You Need an Antivirus for Chromebook in 2021? Actually, Yes.
Do You Need an Antivirus for Chromebook in 2021? Actually, Yes.
Short on time? Here’s the best antivirus for Chromebook: 🥇Norton Mobile Security: Powerful anti-malware protection, advanced Wi-Fi security, VPN with unlimited data, and more. Norton doesn’t officially “support” Chrome OS, but i...
Ben Martens by Ben Martens Updated on October 1, 2021
Best Free Antivirus Software for Mac (2021) — Are Any of Them Good?
Best Free Antivirus Software for Mac (2021) — Are Any of Them Good?
Short on time? Here’s the best free Mac antivirus of 2021: If you really need a free Mac antivirus, Avira is the best. Avira provides excellent real-time malware protection, anti-phishing and malicious website filtering, system...
Ben Martens by Ben Martens Updated on October 1, 2021