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.

25+ Free Security Tools That You Need to Start Using NOW
25+ Free Security Tools That You Need to Start Using NOW

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.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 16, 2018
6 Tips to Help Your Kids Avoid the Fortnite Mobile Scam
6 Tips to Help Your Kids Avoid the Fortnite Mobile Scam

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.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 16, 2018
Can Antivirus Prevent Ransomware?
Can Antivirus Prevent Ransomware?

Can antivirus really prevent ransomware? Yes, and no. It can prevent many types of ransomware, but it can’t stop it once it’s taken control of your system. However, antivirus programs are evolving to overcome the threat.

Eric C. by Eric C. October 28, 2018
How Antivirus Software is Able to Detect Viruses
How Antivirus Software is Able to Detect Viruses

Do you actually know how your antivirus program works? You click scan, it investigates your files, and you get a detailed report. And while that’s good, it’s important to understand how the process works.

Eric C. by Eric C. September 13, 2018
How Does Antivirus Quarantine Work?
How Does Antivirus Quarantine Work?

Your antivirus has just finished a regular scan and it’s asking whether you want to quarantine the virus it’s found. You click ‘yes’ without putting much thought into what’s actually happening.

Eric C. by Eric C. September 12, 2018
Will Antivirus Protect you 100%?
Will Antivirus Protect you 100%?

We’ve all heard the claims: download an antivirus and you’ll be protected from cyberthreats automatically. However, is it true?

Eric C. by Eric C. September 2, 2018
Does Antivirus Slow Down Your Internet?
Does Antivirus Slow Down Your Internet?

The unfortunate reality is that because antivirus programs use up resources that could be used elsewhere, all of them will slow down your computer system in one way or another.

Eric C. by Eric C. August 30, 2018
Are Antivirus Programs Effective
Are Antivirus Programs Effective

If you’re still wondering whether antivirus software is effective, you’re not alone. In fact, the debate has been going on for a while. Some researchers have even pronounced antivirus software dead and unnecessary for years now.

Eric C. by Eric C. August 30, 2018