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Top 5 Tried and Tested iPhone Antivirus Programs - Update 2019
Top 5 Tried and Tested iPhone Antivirus Programs - Update 2019

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.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 21, 2018
Interview With Rebekah Moody – ThreatMetrix
Interview With Rebekah Moody – ThreatMetrix

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:

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 20, 2018
How To Scan Email Attachments For Viruses and Protect Your Devices
How To Scan Email Attachments For Viruses and Protect Your Devices

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.

Mercy Pilkington by Mercy Pilkington December 19, 2018
How Do I Protect My Computer While Streaming Videos Online
How Do I Protect My Computer While Streaming Videos 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.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 19, 2018
Does Chromebook Need Antivirus Software?
Does Chromebook Need Antivirus Software?

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.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 19, 2018
The Ultimate Internet Safety Guide for Seniors
The Ultimate Internet Safety Guide for Seniors

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.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 16, 2018
Are Antispyware and Antivirus The Same?
Are Antispyware and Antivirus The Same?

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.

Mercy Pilkington by Mercy Pilkington December 16, 2018
25+ Free Security Tools That You Need to Start Using NOW
25+ Free Security Tools That You Need to Start Using NOW

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.

Eric C. by Eric C. December 16, 2018
5 Ways to Protect Your Amazon Fire TV from Malware
5 Ways to Protect Your Amazon Fire TV from Malware

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.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 16, 2018
Which Antivirus Software Should I Use? Best for All Devices
Which Antivirus Software Should I Use? Best for All Devices

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.

Evan Porter by Evan Porter December 16, 2018