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Don’t trust free versions of antivirus software to keep you safe

Free trials are great ways to learn about an antivirus suite’s features before purchasing it. However, you shouldn’t count on a trial version to keep you safe – it’s meant to be a purchase aide, not a comprehensive defense against malware. Be sure you upgrade to a full version to stay safeguarded.

Create backups to lessen the danger from ransomware

A 2021 ransomware attack against Colonial Pipeline highlighted the risks of this form of malware, which encrypts your data and holds the decryption key hostage until you pay a fee. It’s possible to reduce ransomware‘s impact by making regular backups, either locally or in the cloud, so you can fall back on a clean copy […]

Be careful opening .zip file attachments

Email attachments are to some degree unavoidable in normal personal and business communications. Nevertheless, it’s a good idea to minimize your exposure. Don’t open any attachments from people not in your contacts list and ask senders if they can share the document via a cloud link instead, which tends to be much safer.

Cybersecurity Safety Tips for Your New Tech Toys

The winter holiday season is a bonanza for the tech industry. Every firm from Apple to Nintendo sees its earnings skyrocket during the months of November and December, when millions of smartphones, tablets, game consoles, PCs and more fly off the shelves. A Consumer Technology Association survey found that more than two-thirds of American adults planned […]

What is end-of-life software?

Sometimes vendors will discontinue support for a software program or issue software updates for it (also known as end-of-life [EOL] software). Continued use of EOL software poses consequential risk to your system that can allow an attacker to exploit security vulnerabilities present that could result in malware attacks. The use of unsupported software can also […]