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.
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.
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.
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.
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.