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Free vs Paid Internet Security Software: What’s best?

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Free vs Paid Internet Security Software: What’s best?

With so much choice out there for Antivirus products, it is hard to sometimes make a smart choice, especially when there are so called ‘Free’ products. But as the saying goes… there no such thing as a Free lunch! To safeguard your devices and data, it is extremely important to have the best protection you can get, one that will regularly update, to help to secure you from on-going & changing threats.  These ‘Free’ products can be very tempting, but beware, you may think you are receiving the software for free, but often the software has a ‘trade off’ where...

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Which is the best Antivirus for me?

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Which is the best Antivirus for me?

With the amount of antivirus products on the market, it makes it a very difficult decision to find the one to suit your needs.A couple of decades ago, it was fine for a good antivirus to protect your system, but technology has moved on considerably since then, you now need protection against Cybercrime and Ransomware to name just of a couple of threats, plus, unfortunately, there are many more.For your antivirus security to be good today, it must have a good all-inclusive protection from threats such as Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spyware, Rootkits, Ransomware, Adware, Network attacks and Web threats.Another ‘layer’...

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Be safe when working from home.

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Be safe when working from home.

Cyber advice for homeworkers to avoid cyber criminals exploiting Covid-19 Due to the latest advice from our UK government, more & more business and companies are asking their employees to work from home. So, to aid companies, the UK’s Cyber Security Agency has issued guidance to keep data safe from criminals trying to use the virus for exploitation. It comes as more workers resort to working from home, in response to the latest recommendations from the Government aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19. It warns that devices at home have a higher chance of being stolen or lost, so...

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Do you really need antivirus software in 2021?

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Do you really need antivirus software in 2021?

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 antivirus software...

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What is the internet of things (IoT’s)?

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What is the internet of things (IoT’s)?

Did you know that your fridge, washing machine, fitness bikes or even your smart Doorbell may be fitted with an Internet/Wi-Fi device? More and more of our household machines and ‘things’ are now being fitted with wi-fi receivers, sensors and other technological software. The Internet of things (IoT’s) describes the network of physical objects—a.k.a. "things"—that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the Internet. For us consumers, it means that our things can be ‘controlled and Programmed’ without the aid of a keyboard or screen. Many of our...

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