Should you use an ad blocker?

Should you use an ad blocker? The answer is yes. Here are three good reasons why and four things to look out for. Ad blockers exist for every platform—desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. But is it worth it to install this software? On the surface, it seems like a no-brainer. We fast-forward through the commercials […]

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Globetrotting with a VPN

Globetrotting with a VPN The smart traveler always uses a VPN abroad, and here’s why. Imagine exploring around in the awe-inspiring Roman Colosseum, drinking up its ancient history while someone sneaks your wallet out of your pocket. Or standing atop the Eiffel Tower, taking in the grandest view in the world as someone silently swipes […]

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Free your Android from Google tracking

Free your Android from Google tracking Here are the tips you need to stop Google from tracking your Android device. Do you ever get the feeling you’re being watched? Guess what — every time you pull out your smartphone or tablet and surf the internet, you are. The websites you visit, the items you browse […]

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Who’s tracking you?

Who’s tracking you? Your data is definitely being tracked, and here’s what you need to know. Online privacy is under the microscope, no doubt about it — first the US lost net neutrality, then the news breaks about Cambridge Analytica and 87 million Facebook users, and then we’ve got the GDPR which just took effect last […]

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SamSam ransomware can shut your city down | Avast

SamSam ransomware can shut your city down | Avast SamSam cybercrime group evolves their ransomware while continuing to elude authorities. SamSam ransomware was first spotted in the digital wild back in 2015. Since then, its purveyors have racked up approximately $6M in extorted ransom money, experts surmise, and its diabolical reign shows no sign of […]

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Bluetooth flaw allows man-in-the-middle attacks

Bluetooth flaw allows man-in-the-middle attacks A newly-discovered vulnerability affecting all Bluetooth devices lets third parties hack into the connection. The IoT world is abuzz with the discovery of a new Bluetooth flaw that opens the door to man-in-the-middle attacks, which are exactly what they sound like — attacks where a third party wedges itself between […]

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How to update Avast Antivirus

How to update Avast Antivirus Learn how to update Avast Antivirus by following these simple steps. Avast Antivirus protects more than 230 million devices around the world. That means that we need to keep our products updated in order to offer the best protection for our users. Recently, we introduced Nitro Update, our newest, high-speed […]

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Are cybercriminals spying on you? Here’s how to stop them.

Are cybercriminals spying on you? Here’s how to stop them. New Webcam Shield feature blocks prying eyes from secretly watching you! It has gotten so easy to hack a webcam that simple online tutorials are available for anyone who does a basic Google search. Forget the dark web, this is all out in the open […]

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Which IoT device scares me the most?

Which IoT device scares me the most? How safe is your connected car from being cyber-attacked and what should be done to protect it? I was thinking about Jeff Weiner’s question to identify a single product or feature that you cannot do without. For me, it is easy to pay that accolade to Tesla’s self-driving […]

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Avast sponsors Enigma Interviews

 Avast sponsors Enigma Interviews Enigma Interviews connect cybersecurity researchers and thought leaders with Bay Area citizens to discuss the concepts, tools, and defenses needed to keep our day-to-day lives secure. At this point it’s clear that our lives are becoming increasingly digital. We use the internet and apps for everything from books to banking, entertainment […]

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