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Best Antivirus with VPN Included in 2021

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Best Antivirus with VPN Included in 2021

Most Antivirus packages that include VPN (virtual private network) are often painfully slow and, perhaps more importantly, not 100% secure. Norton 360 is the number one antivirus package of 2021; it includes a very high security VPN. ‘High-quality VPNs won’t track your internet usage, will protect you from Wi-Fi hackers, and will enable you to access geo-restricted content from various locations’. To find a product with both high-quality Antivirus and high-quality VPN is difficult, but the Norton 360 range can offer you both. The highlighted qualities of these products are listed below: VPN security-encryption for secure browsing plus a no-log...

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'Mysterious' malware targets Apple users

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'Mysterious' malware targets Apple users

Around 30,000 mac devices with M1 chips have been infected with a very mysterious malware. This very unusual strain of malware called the ‘silver sparrow’ strain has quietly infiltrated systems in over 150 countries around the globe. A security company discovered it but no one can establish, as yet, its purpose. Apple have taken steps to protect and restrict the potential dangers of this odd malware, this has prevented any new devices from being infected. How can existing users know if they are affected by this malware? Researchers have discovered that the ‘silver sparrow’ strain doesn’t exhibit the usual traits...

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Do I Need Antivirus software? & Which is the best software for the home user?

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Do I Need Antivirus software? & Which is the best software for the home user?

With so many online threats out there, and with our protection levels changing all the time, the questions we all ask is: Do I really need Antivirus Software? & if so, which is the best antivirus software that suits me? WHY DO I NEED ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE? I hear you cry Let’s take a look at why you would need antivirus software. An antivirus is a program which will protect your computer against viruses, or attacks which have the intent of damaging the computer. Antivirus programs are designed to detect and remove viruses, and in most instances any other kinds of...

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What are Cookies? And are they dangerous?

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What are Cookies? And are they dangerous?

We come across them on just about every website we visit, and usually habitually click ‘accept all’ so we can carry on viewing the website, but are we making our privacy vulnerable? Cookies are essential to the modern internet, they are text files with small pieces of data — like a username and password — that are used to identify your computer as you use a computer network. Specific cookies known as HTTP cookies are used to identify specific users and improve your web browsing experience. They let websites remember you, your logins, your shopping basket and much more. It’s...

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Can smart home assistants be hacked?

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Can smart home assistants be hacked?

Smart home assistants, like Alexa and Google home, have soared in popularity across UK homes. A report showed that 22% of UK homes now own a digital home assistant, double the 11% figure reported in the same report for 2017. These devices have now become common place in our homes, we are now relying more and more on these smart assistants to aid us in our day to day routines, asking common questions like ‘is it going to rain today?’ or what’s the date today? Or linking it to our home systems like turning appliances, lights or the heating on. But are...

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