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Security & Privacy

Information about potential threats to your personal and financial security covering desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.


Don’t let ransomware ruin your holidays or weekends

Ransomware attacks are becoming increasingly common worldwide. Businesses large and small are being robbed of their data, money and security. Estimates by Cyber Ventures indicate small businesses in particular are attacked every 11 seconds and make up over half of all ransomware damages worldwide. But with so many threats, how can you stay protected? To […]

5 tips for avoiding online identity theft

We’ve all heard about identity theft. But does it ever actually happen? The answer, unfortunately, is yes. The Federal Trade Commission received nearly 2.1 million identity theft claims in 2020, roughly twice the amount it received the year prior. The scammers are out there. With a little due diligence, you can keep your identity safe […]

Total Defense awarded the highest ranking in Malware Protection Tests from AV-Comparatives.

Independent test lab AV-Comparatives recently published results from their security products Malware Protection Test on 17 leading cybersecurity brands. Total Defense Essential Anti-Virus was tested and received the highest Advanced+ AV-Comparatives award.   “We so glad to receive this top ranked recognition from AV-Comparatives, it further attests to Total Defense’s commitment to offering our customers the ultimate level of protection without negative impact […]

What to do when your social media account has been hacked

We’ve all seen it. You’re scrolling through social media and suddenly someone you’ve followed for some time is consistently posting spam about a pair of knockoff sunglasses, accompanied by a link. Sometimes they show up in your feed, other times in your messages, but it never seems to go away until the account is reported. […]

Do business with credible companies to protect your privacy

Before supplying any information online, think about the answers to the following questions: Do you trust the business? Is it an established organization with a credible reputation? Does the information on the site suggest that there is a concern for the privacy of user information? Is genuine contact information provided? If you answered “No” to […]

Change your master password to your password manager every now and then

Your password manager is essentially the storage locker for your passwords to anywhere. A password manager is usually locked using a master password. Ask yourself the last time you changed your password for your password manager. If you don’t remember, then it’s time to change it. You can usually change your password by going to […]