Latest blog posts by tag "Personal Security"

5 Best Antivirus Software for PC Gamers - (2020 Update)
5 Best Antivirus Software for PC Gamers - (2020 Update)
Most of the top-tier antivirus programs have a gaming mode in their package, but which ones are actually effective and which ones are just clever marketing? Gaming modes are specific antivirus engines designed to keep your co...
Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson February 7, 2020
Is An Antivirus Necessary in 2020?
Is An Antivirus Necessary in 2020?

Antivirus has been falling out of vogue somewhat recently, largely due to articles that claim it doesn’t protect you.

Sophie Anderson by Sophie Anderson December 24, 2019
How to Avoid Losing Your Valuable Cryptocurrencies to the CryptoShuffler Trojan
How to Avoid Losing Your Valuable Cryptocurrencies to the CryptoShuffler Trojan

How often do you manually check your crypto addresses when you paste them? Hackers are always developing new creative ways to steal your data and money and a simple mistake has already cost crypto investors over $160,000. Recently a new trojan called CryptoShuffler has been stealing cryptocurrencies from users across the internet using a simple function like copy and paste. Without the right security systems in place, your cryptocurrencies could be at risk.

Eric C. by Eric C. January 13, 2019
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.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks January 1, 2019
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
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
Hackers Love IoT Products: Here's How to Keep Them Out
Hackers Love IoT Products: Here's How to Keep Them Out

The Internet of Things (IoT) has already changed modern society. Without any kind of specialized technical training, users can take control of their homes remotely, use “smart home” sensors to manipulate thermostats, turn on and off their air conditioners, and even keep track of what products they have in their fridge.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 12, 2018
Ethical Hacking: What It Is and How To Do It
Ethical Hacking: What It Is and How To Do It

The word “hacking” has a seriously negative connotation, but there is a kind of hacking that benefits us all. “Ethical hacking,” also known as “white hat” hacking, happens with the explicit consent of the organization or website they are targeting to test out the security of their defenses. The process is known as “penetration testing,” or simply “pentesting.”

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks December 12, 2018
Will New Antivirus Software Remove Existing Viruses?
Will New Antivirus Software Remove Existing Viruses?

Antivirus software is the most powerful tool against infection, but what happens if you catch a virus when you aren’t protected? Thankfully, security companies have considered this problem, and their security suites provide the perfect solution.

Maggie Lawrance by Maggie Lawrance September 27, 2018
How Python Became Hackers' Go-To Language
How Python Became Hackers' Go-To Language

The cyber landscape is constantly changing and growing. As technology advances, so does tech-based crime. Not only have the techniques developed, but they’ve also become more accessible to aspiring cybercriminals.

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks September 27, 2018