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Stay up-to-date on web browser security settings

For the greatest level of security, you should set your web browser security as high as possible. This may prevent some web pages from loading or functioning correctly. To overcome this, it is recommended to maintain the highest security setting and only enable features when necessary. If you decide that a website is trustworthy, you […]

Beware of copycat apps

It’s all too easy to accidentally install a malicious app on your phone. This could be because an app mimics a legitimate one; for example, if you want the Amazon Alexa app, make sure it’s the official software by Amazon by checking the source and reading the user reviews. Also, be wary of apps that […]

If you’re still using older devices, keep a close eye on them

There’s no problem with holding onto a phone, tablet, or computer for a long period of time, but there are two important conditions you should keep in mind. If the device’s support has reached its end-of-life and is connected to the internet, you should seriously consider upgrading to a newer model. This is because devices […]

Entrepreneurs, beware of malware and phishing scams

There are special brands of malware and phishing for small businesses. Small businesses are a huge target for cybercriminals because of the potential financial gain combined with the often inadequate security of small business networks. Not everyone can hire a dedicated cybersecurity team to protect them. If you’re unfamiliar with terms such as whale phishing, […]

Don’t click on pop-up window links

Because many pop-up windows encountered on the internet are often a product of spyware, clicking on the window could install spyware software on your computer. To close the pop-up window, click on the “X” icon in the title bar instead of a “close” link within the window or restart your computer if necessary.

Make sure you only use legitimate security software

Security software is all but vital on Windows and macOS devices, and there’s a wide range of security software to choose from, many with unique features. However, there’s also a variety of malware posing as security software. Only use security software from sources you trust. If you’re not sure if security software is legitimate, do […]