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.
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.
DNS (which stands for Domain Name Service) translates the URLs you type into your web browser into the websites that appear on your computer. But how does that magic happen?
If you’re using a Linux distribution such as Ubuntu, there’s a very high likelihood that you’ve been deceived into believing that you don’t need antivirus protection because “Linux is more secure.”
If you search for “antivirus” in the Google Play Store, you’ll be overwhelmed by the sheer number of apps available. Even worse, most of them promise much but deliver little. As repeat instances of malware-laden but Google Play verified apps making it onto the Play Store makes clear, relying on Google’s built-in “protection” won’t keep your device safe. For that reason, the Safety Detectives have logged over 10,000 hours of testing and reviewing apps to highlight the very best of what’s currently on the Android virus cleaner market.
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.
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.
Every year, seniors are scammed out of tens of billions of dollars, money they’ve spent their entire lives saving only to have it stolen. The elderly have always been a prime target for Internet scams because of a perceived vulnerability, and now because Internet use among seniors is on the rise. A Pew Research Center survey showed that 67% of seniors are now regular Internet users.
There are threats lurking around every corner on the Internet, and malware attacks are still one of the fastest growing threats. What would you do if your computer—every photo, saved email, and file—were being held for ransom? Refusing to pay means the hacker clicks one button and everything is gone, but handing over the money is no guarantee the hacker will unlock your content.
If your children have played Fortnite, you need to know about a new mobile scam involving fake Android apps masquerading as Fortnite. Unofficial versions of the game reportedly install malware which steals your money and personal information and track, record, and spy on your children.