Articles by Robert Bateman

Robert is an expert in privacy, data protection, and cyber-security. He specializes in helping people and businesses keep their devices safe and their personal information private.

5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Apps for Android in 2019
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Apps for Android in 2019
One of the most common questions our readers ask is: Are antivirus apps necessary for Android? The answer is 100% YES. Because Android is far from secure. The Android operating system lets apps access system resources at a deeper...
Robert Bateman by Robert Bateman November 13, 2019
The 5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus for Windows — 2019
The 5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus for Windows — 2019
UPDATE — 2019: One of our top recommended antivirus applications, Norton Antivirus Basic, recently removed its free package, so we’ve removed it from this list. But Norton really is one of the best antivirus providers...
Robert Bateman by Robert Bateman November 1, 2019
5 Best Free Antivirus Programs for iPhone for 2019
5 Best Free Antivirus Programs for iPhone for 2019
You may think that iPhones and other iOS devices don’t get viruses. There is some truth in this — Apple products are pretty secure by design. Although viruses and other malware are not a big problem for iPhones, there...
Robert Bateman by Robert Bateman October 30, 2019
LastPass vs. Bitwarden — Is an Open-Source Password Manager Better?
LastPass vs. Bitwarden — Is an Open-Source Password Manager Better?
LastPass vs. Bitwarden: An Overview Since its release in 2008, LastPass has continued to establish itself as a highly-respected market leader, and Bitwarden is an open-source password manager and newer to the market but is already...
Robert Bateman by Robert Bateman October 29, 2019
Tried & Tested: 5 Best Antimalware Software for 2019
Tried & Tested: 5 Best Antimalware Software for 2019

Hackers are getting smarter, and risks to your online security are evolving. Antivirus software might once have been enough. But new and inventive methods of intruding on your safety and privacy are emerging all the time. 

New threats require new defenses. That’s where anti-malware software comes in.

Robert Bateman by Robert Bateman July 24, 2019
1Password - Why Is There No Free Version?
1Password - Why Is There No Free Version?
Password managers usually offer a free version but 1Password is only available on a paid subscription. This suggests that it’s a premium product. But in 2015, an engineer discovered a security flaw in 1Password’s cloud...
Robert Bateman by Robert Bateman July 23, 2019
KeePass v KeePassX - The Problems with Using a Free Password Manager
KeePass v KeePassX - The Problems with Using a Free Password Manager
KeePass is a free password manager, while KeePassX is an unofficial “clone” of KeePass. Both are well-respected in the tech community. But have you heard of “KeeThief”? It’s an application created spe...
Robert Bateman by Robert Bateman July 23, 2019
Free v Paid Dashlane: Can You Rely on the Free Version?
Free v Paid Dashlane: Can You Rely on the Free Version?
Dashlane’s website greets visitors with a tempting message: “Get Dashlane – it’s free!” But Dashlane has a way to force you to upgrade. The free version only covers one device. Once you’ve insta...
Robert Bateman by Robert Bateman July 23, 2019
Free v Premium LastPass - Is the Free Version Secure?
Free v Premium LastPass - Is the Free Version Secure?
Millions of people hand over their most valuable and confidential information to LastPass. But have you heard that LastPass only provides its most secure login methods to paying users? With this in mind, you need to know...
Robert Bateman by Robert Bateman July 12, 2019