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Ransomware – the digital kidnapper – how to fight back

Imagine your computer files are precious photos, documents, and memories. Now imagine someone locks them away, demanding a ransom to get them back. That’s ransomware, a nasty piece of malware that can hold your digital life hostage. Here’s how this digital kidnapper works: The good news? You can fight back By being proactive and taking […]

Level up your web browser security

Freshly installed web browser? Don’t hit the web just yet Taking a few minutes to secure your browser is like putting on armor before venturing into the digital world. Imagine your browser as your shield for exploring the internet. By making some adjustments, you can transform it into a powerful defense tool. Here’s how to […]

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, […]