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Do your homework

When you see an exciting new app or game, it’s tempting to just go for it and hit the install button. Before you do this, check a few things to ensure it’s genuine and safe. Look at the source — where you’re downloading it from, as well as who the developer is. Check reviews: while […]

Collecting a lot of sensitive data? Try data loss prevention software

Nowadays, businesses are full of delicate information – exactly the type that malicious outsiders would love to get their hands on. One of the best ways to protect your business data is to deploy a data loss prevention (DLP) solution. This is software designed to prevent both insiders and outsiders from transferring data outside the […]

Download software only from trusted vendors

When cruising the internet on a PC or Mac, you’ll eventually run across websites imploring you to click a link or button to download a program. You should avoid most of these programs. Increase your security by setting your device to only run programs from the official app store for its operating system (OS), or […]

Download software only from reputable companies and sources

Installing a new program onto your computer is risky business. If you’re not careful, the software you downloaded may be malware in disguise — a scheme to access your private information. Before you install any software, ask yourself these questions: How did I find this software? Did I seek it out or did they find […]

Avoid downloading apps for features your device is already capable of

Some users may download something like a QR code scanner or camera app without realizing their smartphone has these apps and features pre-installed. While some of these other apps may be safe, a lot of them can be a front for malicious software. Installing them may lead to your data being stolen or a loss […]

If someone is offering a game for free on a forum, it could contain malware

A general rule of thumb is: “If it’s free, it’s probably too good to be true.” Hackers have been lacing game files with cryptomining malware that could steal your information and affect your computer’s performance. Be sure to only download files like games from reliable sources.