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What’s a browser plug-in?

Browser plug-ins are extensions that add new features to your web browser. For example, a plug-in might allow you to watch videos on websites that use Flash technology, or to play games that require Java. Plug-ins can be useful, but they can also be a security risk. That’s because attackers can exploit vulnerabilities in plug-ins […]

Be cautious with HTML attachments

Have you ever received an email with an attachment bearing the .html or .htm extension? These extensions denote web pages. Clicking on them will redirect you to an external website. It’s crucial to approach such attachments with caution because their destinations may be unknown. Avoid clicking on them if you can. If necessary, request the […]

How to safeguard your mobile devices with internet security software

From banking to messages, your mobile device contains a plethora of important — oftentimes sensitive — information, making it a target for cybercriminals. These criminals will leverage gaps in mobile security to gain unauthorized access, resulting in both professional and personal consequences. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to fortify your mobile devices, such […]

Stay on top of data breaches

There are quite a few ways to find out if your password may have been compromised by a data breach. Many browsers and security software can tell you, for example. However you go about it, keep yourself informed of any data breaches. If a site you use has been compromised, it’s possible your credentials have, […]

Adjust the privacy settings on your browser

Whether it’s Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox or any other major browser, they all contain privacy settings that you can customize to fit your needs. These options control common features of websites, such as site permissions, location data, trackers and advertisements. For example, you can decide whether you’ll only receive trackers from sites you […]

Antivirus software is useful for most devices, but not all

You should definitely have antivirus software — or, even better, a complete security suite — on any Windows, macOS, Android or iOS-based device. However, this type of service is almost entirely pointless on FireOS or Linux equipment, as there are extremely few cyberthreats to consider. People who make malware want to target large numbers of […]