Plenty of Phishing

Plenty of Phishing Know how to detect and outsmart any phishing scam. Gentlemen and Gentlewomen, start your search engines. Detecting, identifying, and even exposing phishing scams is not difficult these days.  All you need is the ability to recognize the tell-tale phishing ploys, and a decent search engine. We had both, so we decided not […]

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6 tips to keep your Android device safe

6 tips to keep your Android device safe Learn how to keep your eye out for malicious apps. Hackers have wormed their way into the Google Play Store, as evidenced by the recent BankBot malware trickery. Simple dummy apps doubled as Trojan horses, and once an unsuspecting user downloaded these flashlight or solitaire apps, they […]

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Traveler Protection Guide — how to stay safe away from home

Traveler Protection Guide — how to stay safe away from home Follow these tips to keep evil elves away from your data while you travel. Plane tickets? On the table. Gifts? Ready to go. Suitcase? Packed. Carry-on? Fully stocked with ginger candy, crossword puzzles, and your laptop or tablet. ­Now, quick question—did you prep your […]

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Three easy steps to stay clear of ransomware in 2018

Three easy steps to stay clear of ransomware in 2018 Learn these three tips to safeguard against this year’s most harmful cyberthreat. In 2017, Avast blocked more than 122 million WannaCry attacks, the infamous ransomware that caused tears to be shed around the globe. That attack, along with the Petna and Bad Rabbit ransomware attacks, […]

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Worried about net neutrality? Consider a VPN.

Worried about net neutrality? Consider a VPN. The repeal of net neutrality laws gives your ISP more control over your internet. A good VPN will help you take that control back. You’ve probably heard by now that, in December of 2017, the FCC voted to repeal the net neutrality laws put in place in 2015. […]

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3 unique and unusual Valentine’s gift ideas to make digital hearts sing

3 unique and unusual Valentine’s gift ideas to make digital hearts sing Step up the romance this year with three innovative gift ideas. If you are having a hard time thinking beyond a dozen roses and a box of chocolates for February 14th, we’re here to help. Sure, those classic gifts can still bring a […]

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What is a VPN and how does it work? Your Essential Guide.

What is a VPN and how does it work? Your Essential Guide. Everything you always wanted to know about Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) but were afraid to ask. What is a VPN connection and why are so many people talking about it? The term crops up in every conversation about the internet lately, and for […]

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Want a private browser? The essential guide to online privacy

Want a private browser? The essential guide to online privacy Worried about your privacy? You should be. Online tracking makes it very tricky to keep things to yourself. Besides opening the door to ransomware, Trojans, and phishing attacks, browsers also give out some of your most private details: credit card info, passwords, websites you have […]

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Facebook user accounts hacked by Ramnit worm

Facebook user accounts hacked by Ramnit worm Facebook user accounts hacked by Ramnit worm Facebook users, especially those in the United Kingdom and France, have been hit by the Ramnit worm recently. It’s estimated that more than 800,000 machines were infected with Ramnit since September 2011, though not all had been hit by the Facebook […]

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In search of the perfect instruction

In search of the perfect instruction In search of the perfect instruction Knowing the language of common microprocessors is essential for the work of virus analysts across the AV industry. Each program you run – clean, malicious, no matter – is actually a set of commands (called instructions) specific for particular processors. These instructions can […]

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