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Antivirus and Firewall – The Tag Team Your PC Needs!
Antivirus and Firewall – The Tag Team Your PC Needs!

Whether you’re a laptop or desktop owner, there are some cybersecurity essentials you need to keep your device protected. Here is a breakdown of two of the most important components—an antivirus tool and a firewall—including what each one does and some Safety Detective favorites.

Mercy Pilkington by Mercy Pilkington January 2, 2019
Disable DNS Malware Before It Ruins Your Day
Disable DNS Malware Before It Ruins Your Day

DNS (which stands for Domain Name Service) translates the URLs you type into your web browser into the websites that appear on your computer. But how does that magic happen?

Eric C. by Eric C. December 23, 2018
Infected by CCleaner's Malware? Here's How to Remove It
Infected by CCleaner's Malware? Here's How to Remove It

If you’re one of the over 2 million users worldwide that has been infected by CCleaner, you need to remove it from your computer immediately.

Mercy Pilkington by Mercy Pilkington December 23, 2018
5 Ways to Keep Hackers from Hijacking Your Phone Number
5 Ways to Keep Hackers from Hijacking Your Phone Number

A friend calls you to go out for drinks this evening, but the voice on the other end of the line isn’t you. Your friend double-checks the number. He’s not mistaken. You’ve become one of the countless individuals who have their phone number stolen by cyberjackers every year.

Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson December 23, 2018
Best Virus Scanners for Linux
Best Virus Scanners for Linux

If you’re using a Linux distribution such as Ubuntu, there’s a very high likelihood that you’ve been deceived into believing that you don’t need antivirus protection because “Linux is more secure.”

Eric C. by Eric C. December 21, 2018
What's the Best Virus Cleaner For Android?
What's the Best Virus Cleaner For Android?

If you search for “antivirus” in the Google Play Store, you’ll be overwhelmed by the sheer number of apps available. Even worse, most of them promise much but deliver little. As repeat instances of malware-laden but Google Play verified apps making it onto the Play Store makes clear, relying on Google’s built-in “protection” won’t keep your device safe. For that reason, the Safety Detectives have logged over 10,000 hours of testing and reviewing apps to highlight the very best of what’s currently on the Android virus cleaner market.

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: Major Shift in Cybercriminals’ Strategy – APAC N...
Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 20, 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.

Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson 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