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.

Parents' Guide for Safe YouTube and Internet Streaming for Kids
Parents' Guide for Safe YouTube and Internet Streaming for Kids

You work hard to keep your children safe from so many different dangers, but every day they are exposed to countless threats online. Predators, disturbing content, identity theft attempts, and other things you wouldn’t let them experience in real life are all waiting for them.

Shockingly, 1 in 5 U.S. teenagers say they have been approached in a sexual way by strangers online; only 25% told their parents.

As a parent, that’s terrifying.

Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson January 1, 2021
Dashlane Promo Code 2021 [EXCLUSIVE 25% DISCOUNT]
Dashlane Promo Code 2021 [EXCLUSIVE 25% DISCOUNT]
Most Dashlane promo codes and discounts on the internet are old and outdated, but I personally asked the team at Dashlane to give our readers a 25% off discount code when entered at checkout. Step 1. Go to Dashlane’s website. Ste...
Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson July 31, 2020
5 Best Free Online Virus Scanners & Removers for 2021
5 Best Free Online Virus Scanners & Removers for 2021
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...
Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson June 25, 2020
5 Best Antivirus Trial Downloads in 2021 (with Few Limitations)
5 Best Antivirus Trial Downloads in 2021 (with Few Limitations)

A really robust antivirus that covers all your security needs is an investment – so it makes sense to test out a free trial version before purchasing a premium AV.

Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson June 24, 2020
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Mac Antivirus Protection Software 2021
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Mac Antivirus Protection Software 2021
Short on time? Here’s the best free Mac antivirus of 2021: Intego: Intego is the most powerful macOS antivirus out there — detecting and removing all viruses and malware from my test MacBook and ensuring that all Macs stay fast,...
Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson June 5, 2020
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...
Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson March 24, 2020
10 Latest (MOST DANGEROUS) Virus & Malware Threats in 2021
10 Latest (MOST DANGEROUS) Virus & Malware Threats in 2021
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...
Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson March 22, 2020
Dark Web: The Average Cost of Buying a New Identity in 2021
Dark Web: The Average Cost of Buying a New Identity in 2021
The people you see on a daily basis — the barista who makes your coffee, the bus driver who takes your kids to school, and the neighbor who waves to you each morning — could all be using fake identities to hide an unsavory past. J...
Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson March 2, 2020
Antivirus and Cybersecurity Statistics, Trends & Facts 2021
Antivirus and Cybersecurity Statistics, Trends & Facts 2021

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.

Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson January 24, 2020
This Message Seems Dangerous – [Solved for Gmail] in 2021
This Message Seems Dangerous – [Solved for Gmail] in 2021
Emails are one of the most common sources of viruses. Whether you receive an email with an infected file or are targeted by a phishing scam, hackers still rely on email scams to try and get access to your sensitive information. Ke...
Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson January 7, 2020