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Worms, Trojans & Bots – Understanding Different Hacker Threats
Worms, Trojans & Bots – Understanding Different Hacker Threats

Hackers use countless tactics to steal your social security number, bank accounts, credit card numbers, usernames, passwords, or other data. So how will knowing the lingo help you avoid getting hacked? Hackers are constantly coming up with new ways to bypass security measures. If you familiarize yourself with hacking terminology, it can help you recognize a virus or malware threat in the news.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks November 7, 2018
The Antivirus Glossary: Explaining the Technical Terms
The Antivirus Glossary: Explaining the Technical Terms

Are you looking for the right antivirus but have no idea what any of the terminology or hacker lingo means? How can you decide whether you need heuristic detection or real-time protection, or protection against phishing or malware if you don’t know the differences between them?

Let our cybersecurity experts define all the important terminology so that they make a bit more sense, whether you’re an amateur looking for a basic breakdown or a professional needing a quick reference list. 

Mercy Pilkington by Mercy Pilkington October 31, 2018
What is Spyware? Guide to a Secure Defense (Updated 2019)
What is Spyware? Guide to a Secure Defense (Updated 2019)

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.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks October 31, 2018
How to Install an Antivirus on Windows/Mac (For Beginners)
How to Install an Antivirus on Windows/Mac (For Beginners)

If you’re reading this, we’re assuming you’re already aware of how important it is to have an antivirus to protect you from malware and viruses. You’ve probably chosen the right antivirus for your needs and now you’re looking to install it.

Luckily for you, the download and installation process is actually quite simple. If you know what antivirus to install, follow our step-by-step guide, and you’ll be able to set-up your antivirus protection with ease.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks October 31, 2018
What is Phishing? Guide with Examples for 2019
What is Phishing? Guide with Examples for 2019

Phishing attacks are a cybercrime where users are tricked into sharing their personal data, such as credit card details and passwords, and giving hackers access to their devices, often without even knowing they’ve done so. It’s essentially an infection that attacks your computer by tricking you into downloading it.

Hackers then use social engineering tactics to get their victims to click, share information, or download files.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks October 31, 2018
The Ultimate Guide to Staying Safe from Phishing – 2019
The Ultimate Guide to Staying Safe from Phishing – 2019

“Congratulations! You have won $500,000! 

Please click the button below or open the attached file to claim your prize.”

Eric C. by Eric C. October 28, 2018
How to Update Windows 7,8 & 10
How to Update Windows 7,8 & 10

What would you do if your entire digital life—work files, email accounts, social media accounts, and even your purchased music and your family photos—was held for ransom? You have 24 hours to pay $5,000 or lose it all.

It can happen if you don’t keep Windows updated.

Mercy Pilkington by Mercy Pilkington October 28, 2018
Can Antivirus Prevent Ransomware?
Can Antivirus Prevent Ransomware?

Can antivirus really prevent ransomware? Yes, and no. It can prevent many types of ransomware, but it can’t stop it once it’s taken control of your system. However, antivirus programs are evolving to overcome the threat.

Eric C. by Eric C. October 28, 2018
Ransomware Facts, Trends and Statistics for 2019
Ransomware Facts, Trends and Statistics for 2019

Ransomware attacks can range in severity from difficult to deal with, to crippling. In the next year, experts predict these attacks will cost businesses nearly $11 billion, a substantial increase from the $325 million reported back in 2015.

Eric C. by Eric C. October 23, 2018
Antivirus Facts, Trends and Statistics for 2019
Antivirus Facts, Trends and Statistics for 2019

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.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks October 14, 2018