Eric is a professional cyber tech expert with almost a decade of experience writing about security and tech. In recent years, he has been focused heavily on the rapidly developing fintech and cryptocurrency industries and how they relate to online security.
Articles by Eric C.
On average, hackers infiltrate unsuspecting users’ computers every 39 seconds. A third of all Americans will be hacked every year, and the numbers are still growing.
As cybercrime continues to skyrocket, protecting your sensitive data, like online banking details and personal information from theft should be a top priority – and using a firewall is the first line of defense.
There is no escaping internet ads, and to be honest, they help keep the cost of using your favorite websites down. But your computer can be at risk from malicious adware if you don’t have the right protection. Once infected, your private information can be exposed to hackers and shady advertisers who will bombard you with even more unwanted ads. Luckily, getting rid of adware is easy with the right antivirus software.
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.
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.
Your email gets bombarded every day, but not all of them are safe. In fact, some of them are actively trying to steal your private information. As our email inboxes expand in size, the amount of junk mail and clutter has also increased. The logical answer would be to simply stop using email, that’s not really feasible. Instead, you need to be aware of the major threats out there and how to spot them.
Do you have an antivirus program on your Android device? You likely have one on your computer, but Android devices are just as susceptible to viruses as computers. Hackers are eager to take advantage of the lack of security on your phone, so installing antivirus software on your Android device is important. The hardest part is choosing the right one.
Mac infection rates are on the rise, and what was once a virus-resistant operating system is now just as vulnerable as Windows OS. While Mac OS provides a simple, contained system, even the smallest exploit—especially ones that work in the background to steal your data—can impact the performance of your computer.