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Beware of malicious code sent through external media

Malicious code, also called SQL injection, is a type of attack that places unwanted files on your computer. They may automatically install themselves into your device without your explicit permission. One good way to avoid these attacks is by disabling AutoRun or AutoPlay for external media sources. This prevents external media infected with malicious code […]

Know the giveaway signs that your computer has malware

It’s important to be able to identify malware on your computer. The sooner you know malware is infecting your device, the faster (and more effectively) you can do something about it. Here’s a rundown of the most common symptoms: Suddenly appearing desktop icons. Frequent crashing. Popup ads. Constant browser redirection. Unsolicited messages. If any of […]

Laptop Travel Safety

With COVID-19 restrictions lifting, travel has already ramped up more than an average 300% from 2020 according to the TSA. Whether it’s visiting family or finally taking that vacation that was indefinitely delayed, you’ll want to make sure all of your smart devices are secure while traveling to keep your information safe. After all, getting […]

Avoid using the devices of strangers

Try to stick to your own devices when possible, if only for the security benefits. When you use someone else’s laptop or tablet, you have no assurance that it isn’t infected with malware or running a keylogger.