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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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Facebook v Apple: What is it all about?

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Facebook v Apple: What is it all about?

Apple have recently introduced a new feature to their iPhones and iPads, causing a great disturbance between themselves and Facebook. The new Apple feature allows users to switch off the access to their private data being collected by apps. Facebook are up in arms as they are extremely reliant on the user data for the advertising it generates, this is what makes the company its profits.  At the centre of this row is a unique device identifier which is on all iPhones and iPads, called a IDFA (identifier for advertisers) Businesses that sell mobile ads use this IDFA to target...

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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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Have you backed up your data recently?

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Have you backed up your data recently?

With mostly all our personal information now being held on digital devices, whether it be laptops, phones or tablets, more than ever it is important not just to protect these devices with a good all round antivirus package, it is also essential to ‘back up’ or ‘save’ your data. Phones can break or be stolen, the same for tablets. Laptops can contract viruses and make impossible to retrieve your personal data. Have you ever considered what you would do if you phone broke or was stolen? All that personal info like phone/email contacts, addresses, photos, would be lost to you,...

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Coronavirus: Wristband Tracking tested to aid lockdown

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Coronavirus: Wristband Tracking tested to aid lockdown

Sounds like something out of a Sci-Fi Movie, but this is the latest tech to help track our movements. Bulgaria is the latest country to trial them. Around 50 residents in Sofia are going to be given the wristbands that will record their movements via GPS Satellite location.  Other Countries are testing similar technology to make sure that quarantine rules are being adhered to. South Korea and Hong Kong to name just a couple. The tech company involved with the Bulgaria Trials are ‘Comarch Life Wristbands’ which is based in Poland. The bands will not only confirm that a person...

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