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Pay attention to the permissions you’re giving to apps

After installing and opening a smartphone app, oftentimes your phone will ask if you’d like to give the app access to certain functionalities of your phone, such as your camera or microphone. You should be especially careful if it asks permission to access your data, such as your contacts. Even though there are security measures […]

What is a computer virus?

A program that spreads by first infecting files or the system areas of a computer or network router’s hard drive and then making copies of itself. Some viruses are harmless, others may damage data files, and some may destroy files entirely. Protect yourself and your devices with up-to-date antivirus software.

Watch out for fake Coronavirus scams and charities

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a surge in charitable giving, with many high-profile events capturing the public’s attention. The iHeart Radio Living Room Concert for America, hosted by Elton John on March 29, 2020, was one such occasion: It brought in $10 million in donations and was watched by nearly 9 million viewers across the […]

Invest in a quality antivirus solution

There are many free antivirus solutions out there that promise to block malware attacks, but the truth is that many of these products come with limitations. Users of free antivirus programs commonly experience unreliable customer support, buggy updates and unauthorized sharing of data. So, when it comes to cybersecurity, do your future self a favor […]

Be cautious when downloading free antivirus products

If you’re trying to protect your computer with antivirus software, don’t take the cheap route. The security of your private data is worth the investment, as the consequences of a malware infection can be much more financially strenuous than making a one-time purchase. Many free solutions are ineffective and come with potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). […]

Don’t forget about antivirus software

Antivirus has been a cybersecurity fixture for decades and it remains essential even as threats like social engineering and ransomware take center stage. Make sure you’ve got AV software on all PCs, Macs, and Android devices you use.