Articles by Sophie Anderson

Sophie Anderson

Sophie Anderson has spent the last 10 years working as a software engineer for some of the biggest tech companies in Silicon Valley. She now works as a cybersecurity consultant and tech journalist, helping everyday netizens understand how to stay safe and protected in an online world.

Best (100% FREE) Antivirus for Windows, Mac, iOS & Android
Best (100% FREE) Antivirus for Windows, Mac, iOS & Android
Finding an antivirus that’s actually free is difficult. Many “free” antivirus programs are just unsecured premium versions, leaving you widely exposed to malware. And many deceptive online reviewers include “free trials” as part o...
10 Most Dangerous Virus & Malware Threats in 2022
10 Most Dangerous Virus & Malware Threats in 2022
Viruses and malware are constantly evolving, becoming more advanced and more dangerous by the second, making it extremely difficult to keep your data protected. Unless you’re properly protected (which most people aren’t), you’re a...
5 Best Free Online Virus Scanners & Removers for 2022
5 Best Free Online Virus Scanners & Removers for 2022
I hate to tell you this, but there are almost zero online virus scanners. Most of them are just trial versions of paid software, a lot of them don’t really do anything, and some of them are phishing sites trying to steal your data...
What Is Spyware? Guide to a Secure Defense (2022)
What Is Spyware? Guide to a Secure Defense (2022)

Spyware is unwanted software that makes its way onto your computer, often without you even realizing it, to track, monitor and get hold of your personal information.

These infections can integrate into your operating system to monitor keystrokes, edit your settings and decrease your device performance, so that it can capture sensitive data such as your login details, email and browsing history, and credit card details.

What Is Phishing? Guide with Examples for 2022
What Is Phishing? Guide with Examples for 2022
Short on Time? Here’s how to Protect Yourself from Phishing:  Phishing is a type of cybercrime that enables hackers to pose as authority figures, customer service representatives, or other trusted sources, in order to steal you...
How to Defend Your PC and Devices Against a Trojan Horse Virus
How to Defend Your PC and Devices Against a Trojan Horse Virus
Short on Time? Here’s how to stay protected against a Trojan infection in 2022:  A Trojan is a sneaky type of malware that masquerades as legitimate and trustworthy software so that you are fooled into downloading it onto your...
What Are Keyloggers and How to Protect Against Them
What Are Keyloggers and How to Protect Against Them
Keyloggers (short for keystroke loggers) are computer programs that track and record your every keystroke in order to gain access to your personal information, such as your passwords and credit card details. Imagine hackers lurki...
Antivirus and Cybersecurity Statistics, Trends & Facts 2022
Antivirus and Cybersecurity Statistics, Trends & Facts 2022

Naturally, with the vast amount of important information passing from computer to computer worldwide, there has been an increased risk of trojans, viruses, malware, spyware, and other digital threats.

LastPass vs Roboform
LastPass vs Roboform
LastPass vs Roboform: An Overview LastPass is arguably the biggest name in password protection today – but does it live up to all the hype? Sure, it comes with secure password storage, a password generator, browser extensions, mob...
Dashlane vs. RoboForm: Which One is Better? [Top Picks]
Dashlane vs. RoboForm: Which One is Better? [Top Picks]
Dashlane vs Roboform: An Overview Roboform prides itself on being the “original password manager,” but can it compete with industry-leader, Dashlane? Roboform certainly covers all the basics, including password storage, multiplatf...