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Despite the fact that many iPhone users assume they are not vulnerable to virus infection, the stats prove otherwise; virus infection and malicious hacking of iPhones are becoming more and more common. Therefore, the best way to safeguard your iPhone and its contents from hackers is to install a proven effective antivirus on your Apple mobile device.
Safety Detective interviewed Rebekah Moody, Director of Fraud and Identity, at ThreatMetrix, which develops tools to help businesses prevent online fraud. Here’s what we found out:
Virus-laden email attachments have been around for decades, but they’re certainly not old news. In fact, millions of computer users around the world use desktop email software instead of browser-based tools such as Gmail. As a result, you’re exposing your operating system to downloads every time you open an email rather than merely viewing it online.
If you stream videos online, you may have seen a few unpleasant popups, like NSFW ads for porn websites. Unfortunately, one wrong click can infect your computer with malware. Then a hacker can steal your passwords, credit card info, and other private information. Luckily, there are a number of different ways to protect yourself and your computer when streaming videos online.
Google’s Chromebook laptops are popular due to their lightning-fast performance and the enormous selection of apps available for them to use. While you might believe that your device is ready to use out-of-the-box, without an antivirus to keep it safe, it will only be fit for the trash heap in a matter of months.
Every year, seniors are scammed out of tens of billions of dollars, money they’ve spent their entire lives saving only to have it stolen. The elderly have always been a prime target for Internet scams because of a perceived vulnerability, and now because Internet use among seniors is on the rise. A Pew Research Center survey showed that 67% of seniors are now regular Internet users.
Not all security tools are created equal. Do you know the difference between antivirus and antispyware software? Cybercriminals certainly do. They can use your computer’s microphone and webcam streams to spy on you while you sleep—and your antivirus software will not be able to do anything to stop it. Learn the difference between these two cybersecurity products and what programs you need to have installed to make sure that your laptop doesn’t turn into a spy agency operating within your own home.
There are threats lurking around every corner on the Internet, and malware attacks are still one of the fastest growing threats. What would you do if your computer—every photo, saved email, and file—were being held for ransom? Refusing to pay means the hacker clicks one button and everything is gone, but handing over the money is no guarantee the hacker will unlock your content.
Your Amazon Fire TV may be doing more than streaming your favorite shows—it might also be mining for Bitcoin. Oh sorry, you’re not going to get those Bitcoin, the person who infected your system with cryptojacking malware will.
At SafetyDetective, we review as many antiviruses as the industry produces. As such, I’m often asked what the very best antivirus is. Users should spend a little time reading our rankings pages for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS to find the solution that meets their needs, but here’s a look at the very best of the best across each operating system.