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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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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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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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Think you won’t get caught out by Scams?

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Think you won’t get caught out by Scams?

We hear, over and over again, on the news and through other medias, about people who have fallen for some form of financial scam, publicising how they prey on the vulnerable, like the elderly or the lonely. But don’t be fooled into a false sense of security that it won’t ever happen to you, as more and more of us are opening ourselves up for these criminals to take their ill-gotten gains. In 2018, £354m was lost to payment scams. Here are some the current financial scams that around: ‘Safe account’ scams You receive a call from a trusted organisation,...

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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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