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Update your browser plug-ins

Cybercriminals often target outdated plug-ins like Flash and Java since they’re easier to infect with malware. Keep hackers out by making sure you’re always running the latest version of those plug-ins, or, even better, don’t use them at all. Many sites now use HTML instead anyway.

Disable the camera and mic on your smart TV

When a hacker gains access to your smart TV, they can spy on you through the camera and listen to your conversations through the microphone. Some hackers might do this to find out when you’re not home so they can rob you or to capture information that can be used for blackmail. Protect yourself against […]

Keep Your Firewall Turned On

A firewall helps protect your computer from hackers who might try to gain access to crash it, delete information, or even steal passwords or other sensitive information. Software firewalls are widely recommended for single computers. The software is prepackaged on some operating systems or can be purchased for individual computers. For multiple networked computers, hardware […]

The Worst Malware of 2017

Let’s review some of the biggest malware threats of 2017.

What you need to know about mobile payment solutions

Those looking to use mobile payment solutions should be mindful of security concerns. 

3 common misconceptions about cybersecurity

Cyberattacks make headlines all the time – and so do the sinister-sounding groups that carry them out. With names like Lizard Squad, ShadowCrew and Deadeye Jackal, these criminal collectives project an air of secrecy and authority that makes us assume they’re all evil geniuses. In fact, however, that’s not the case. “It’s not that hackers are […]