Articles by Scott Jackson

Scott Jackson is an internet security researcher who has spent the last two decades working as an IT technician, programmer, and cybersecurity consultant with more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies. He spends his time researching hacking trends and helping make sure that people stay safe on the internet.

5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Software for Windows in 2020
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Software for Windows in 2020
Short on time? Here’s the best free Windows antivirus for 2020: Avira: Excellent free antivirus protection that includes real-time malware scanning, a safe shopping extension, a privacy + performance optimizer, and a free...
Scott Jackson by Scott Jackson August 25, 2020
10 Best Anti-Spyware [2020] - Spyware Removal & Protection
10 Best Anti-Spyware [2020] - Spyware Removal & Protection
Short on time? Here is the best anti-spyware software of 2020: If you’re looking for an antivirus with the best anti-spyware capabilities, go with Norton — but you can start with their cheapest plan. If you alr...
Scott Jackson by Scott Jackson July 1, 2020
5 Best Anti-Malware Software [2020]: Removal & Protection
5 Best Anti-Malware Software [2020]: Removal & Protection
Short on time? Here’s the top anti-malware software of 2020: 🥇 Norton: Trusted name in cybersecurity, 100% malware detection rate with immediate removal. You can start with the cheapest plan. Cybersecurity compa...
Scott Jackson by Scott Jackson July 1, 2020
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Android Antivirus Apps for 2020
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Android Antivirus Apps for 2020
Short on time? Here’s the best free Android antivirus in 2020: Bitdefender: Easy to use with simple, effective scans. Get the free download here. I tested all of the free antivirus apps in the Google Play Store —...
Scott Jackson by Scott Jackson June 25, 2020
5 Best (REALLY FREE) iPad & iPhone Antivirus Apps in 2020
5 Best (REALLY FREE) iPad & iPhone Antivirus Apps in 2020
Short on time? Here’s the best free iOS antivirus in 2020: Avira Mobile Security: Trusted antivirus brand, anti-theft feature, amazing phishing protection, and a performance optimizer. Get the free download here. Here&r...
Scott Jackson by Scott Jackson May 23, 2020
LastPass vs. KeePass — Two Very Different Password Managers
LastPass vs. KeePass — Two Very Different Password Managers
LastPass vs. KeePass: An Overview LastPass and KeePass are both popular password managers, designed to keep your login details safe. But which is better to use? LastPass has suffered four security incidents over the past eight yea...
Scott Jackson by Scott Jackson February 14, 2020
KeePass vs. KeePassX — What’s the Difference? (UPDATED 2020)
KeePass vs. KeePassX — What’s the Difference? (UPDATED 2020)
Apart from the big “X” in the name, what are the major differences between these two popular password managers? KeePass is an open-source, free password manager with a loyal following in the tech co...
Scott Jackson by Scott Jackson January 9, 2020
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...
Scott Jackson by Scott Jackson October 29, 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...
Scott Jackson by Scott Jackson 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...
Scott Jackson by Scott Jackson July 23, 2019