Articles by Evan Porter

Evan Porter

Evan is a writer with over a decade of digital publishing experience. He also builds blogs, loves gadgets, and fixes tech problems around the house.

What is a DDoS Attack and How to Prevent One in 2021
What is a DDoS Attack and How to Prevent One in 2021
If your company’s website or application suddenly goes offline due to a massive influx of suspicious traffic, you could be the target of a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack. These kinds of cyber attacks are on the rise,...
What Is a Botnet? And How to Protect Yourself in 2021
What Is a Botnet? And How to Protect Yourself in 2021
Think of the damage that one talented hacker can do. Now imagine what they can do with an army of computers at their disposal, amplifying their resources on an order of thousands or millions. These “armies” actually exist, and the...
What is an SQL Injection Attack? And How to Prevent It in 2021
What is an SQL Injection Attack? And How to Prevent It in 2021
SQL is a programming language that allows programmers to “talk” to large databases using nearly-plain English. It can access and manipulate data held in a number of tables on a server. When it comes to websites, those tables might...
What is Adware? And How to Remove It in 2021
What is Adware? And How to Remove It in 2021
In an age of ads, pop-ups, pop-overs, and video overlays, we’ve almost gotten used to being bombarded with advertising. However, this doesn’t make it any less intrusive and annoying. Pop-up ads that won’t close, infinite pop ups,...
What Is a Computer Worm? Tips to Protect Your PC in 2021
What Is a Computer Worm? Tips to Protect Your PC in 2021
There are dozens of different kinds of malware: viruses, Trojans, bots, ransomware, and plenty more. All of them can wreak absolute havoc on your computer if you’re not protected. One of the most nefarious of the bunch is the clas...
What is Hacking? Examples and Safety Tips for 2021
What is Hacking? Examples and Safety Tips for 2021

We’re all familiar with how hackers are displayed in movies. Brooding criminals in hoodies, frantically hammering lines of code into a computer in order to break through complex security systems.

We know that, in real life, too, hackers are a major threat to our safety.

But what exactly is hacking?

What Is Identity Theft? How to Protect Yourself in 2021
What Is Identity Theft? How to Protect Yourself in 2021
With each of us having so many online accounts, so many pieces of personal data drifting through cyberspace, and so much personal info freely available on social media, it’s never been easier for hackers to impersonate another per...
Should You Shut Down, Sleep, or Hibernate your Laptop? PC and Mac 2021
Should You Shut Down, Sleep, or Hibernate your Laptop? PC and Mac 2021
When it’s time to disconnect from your computer, there a few different options to consider. You can simply close your laptop and put it into Sleep mode — that’s usually the easiest thing to do. Or you can manually put it into Hibe...
What Is Online Spam? (And How to Stop It)
What Is Online Spam? (And How to Stop It)

You’re probably used to getting plenty of junk mail delivered to your physical mailbox.

Fliers you don’t want, coupons you don’t need, and endless catalogs show up on a daily basis.

In the last thirty years or so, as the Internet and email have become more prominent, spammers have realized that it’s often cheaper and more effective to peddle their wares online.

What Is A Cybercrime? What You Need to Know to Stay Safe
What Is A Cybercrime? What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

The Internet has opened up unlimited possibilities for us to consume information and connect with the rest of the world.

Unfortunately, it’s also opened up plenty of back doors for criminals.

Cybercrime is a relatively new phenomenon, and it refers to any crime carried out by someone using a computer or electronic device, especially over the Internet.