Articles by Eric C.

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.

Ransomware Facts, Trends & Statistics for 2020
Ransomware Facts, Trends & Statistics for 2020
As the digital underworld expands to include a broader range of cyber attacks, ransomware increases its harsh financial impact across the globe — estimated to grow to $20 billion by the end of 2021. Being ever-evolving as an...
Eric C. by Eric C. April 22, 2020
Does Chromebook Need Antivirus Software in 2020? Actually Yes
Does Chromebook Need Antivirus Software in 2020? Actually Yes

Google’s Chromebook laptops are popular due to their lightning-fast performance and the enormous selection of apps available for them to use. While you might believe that your device is ready to use out-of-the-box, without an antivirus to keep it safe, it will only be fit for the trash heap in a matter of months.

Eric C. by Eric C. January 20, 2020
How to Remove Malware Mshelper for Mac - Update 2020
How to Remove Malware Mshelper for Mac - Update 2020

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.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 28, 2019
What is a Firewall and Can it Fully Protect Your Computer in 2020?
What is a Firewall and Can it Fully Protect Your Computer in 2020?

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.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 26, 2019
Is Internet Security Software Necessary in 2020?
Is Internet Security Software Necessary in 2020?

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.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 26, 2019
Which Virus Scan Is the Best for 2020?
Which Virus Scan Is the Best for 2020?

Knowing how to use your antivirus software is vital for securing your system. Even if you’re running one of our top recommended antiviruses, failing to use the correct scan settings could leave your operating system open to viruses and malware.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 25, 2019
Top 5 Tried and Tested iPhone Antivirus Programs - Update 2020
Top 5 Tried and Tested iPhone Antivirus Programs - Update 2020

Despite the fact that many iPhone users assume they are not vulnerable to virus infection, the stats prove otherwise; virus infection and malicious hacking of iPhones are becoming more and more common. Therefore, the best way to safeguard your iPhone and its contents from hackers is to install a proven effective antivirus on your Apple mobile device.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 25, 2019
Best Email Protection Tools for 2020
Best Email Protection Tools for 2020

Whether you use a browser-based option like Gmail, or a desktop-based email client like Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird, here are a few tools you should include to secure your system against security threats your email client might pose.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 25, 2019
What’s The Best Virus Scanner For Mac in 2020?
What’s The Best Virus Scanner For Mac in 2020?

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.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 25, 2019
The Ultimate Guide to Staying Safe from Phishing – 2020
The Ultimate Guide to Staying Safe from Phishing – 2020

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Eric C. by Eric C. December 24, 2019