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Are Free Antivirus Apps for your Android phone trustworthy?

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Are Free Antivirus Apps for your Android phone trustworthy?

Recent research suggests it might not be! As with any installation of any apps we should be vigilant always, even if they are coming from a trusted source like Google Play Store. But recent reports have uncovered worries about FREE antivirus and ‘cleaning up’ Apps, so while you think you are protecting your phone from Malware and other cyber infiltration, this might not be true. Many of these free apps can contain links to malicious sites and contain trackers, so it’s doing the exact thing you are trying to avoid by downloading in the first place! In-depth research has discovered...

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UNSURE WHAT PROTECTION YOU NEED?

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UNSURE WHAT PROTECTION YOU NEED?

Something we don’t really want to think about while we are happily browsing the internet, or doing our shopping or banking, is ‘am I protected against cyber criminals? & if not, what is my best protection? A virus is one of the least worrying thing now that are devices can attract, we now have numerous other worries that can infiltrate our devices like Spyware, Malware and Ransomware to name just a few. Last year, globally, there were 850 million victims of cyber-crime, someone in the world falls foul to Identity theft every 2 seconds! But as Cyber-Crime evolves, so does Antivirus...

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Ransomware won't happen to me! or will it?

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Ransomware won't happen to me! or will it?

This is a word we probably have all heard of, but assume it applies only to large business’s /companies, this is not strictly true. As our world becomes more reliant on ‘online’ life, we are venerable to these infiltrations. But what is it? Let’s start with the basics.   Ransomware is malware that employs encryption to hold a victim’s information at ransom. The hacker uses it to encrypt a user or organization’s critical data so that they cannot access files, databases, or applications. A ransom is then demanded to provide access. It is a growing threat, generating billions in payments to cybercriminals and inflicting...

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Start the New Year right!

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Start the New Year right!

Have you heard the phase ’Credential stuffing’? No? well this is a method that cybercriminals use to infiltrate and breach systems, anything from PayPal, Netflix, Amazon, the list is endless. The cyberattacker has lists of compromised users account details i.e sign in details/passwords. There will be hundreds of thousands of stolen identities on the lists, gained from places like the Dark web. The attackers will then use these lists using special software & powerful computers to work at cyber speed, processing the stolen I Ds against thousands of Online services. It’s a game of chance, but with the number of...

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Do you really need antivirus software in 2022?

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Do you really need antivirus software in 2022?

  Do you really need to use antivirus software these days? As we all know, technology is racing a long, changing and reforming, to aid us in our daily lives, but like Ying and Yang, with the good side of these amazing strides comes the bad side. The cybercriminals are working just as fast to keep ahead of changing technologies and creating malicious programs with the intent to either steal something or create havoc or both!   The answer is plain and simple, we need to keep our devices protected. I know that most of us think that not having...

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