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Ransomware Hackers

4 reasons why you should never pay a hacker’s ransom

In 2017, it was reported by software company Symantec that the U.S. was the preferred target for cybercriminals and their ransomware attacks. Why? More often than not, U.S. victims gave in to the hacker’s demands. According to Symantec’s report, around 64% of Americans paid the ransom to get back their data. Here are four reasons […]

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Avoid hackers online shopping

10 essential tips to avoid getting hacked when shopping online

We all shop online. It’s convenient, it’s easy, and for the most part, it’s hassle-free. However, hackers are ever present, and online shoppers are an easy target when looking to steal credit card numbers and passwords. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to secure your online devices: Buy from real online addresses Sites […]

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Robocalls

Here’s how to finally stop robocalls

No one likes robocalls. In fact, they suck. So here are a few tips to help you get rid of them once and for all. Robocalls are those pre-recorded telemarketing calls that always seem to come at the most inopportune times. We may think of robocalls as nothing more than a general annoyance, but they […]

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webcam spying

Feeling watched? How hackers can use your webcam to spy on you

Do you often feel like somebody’s watching? You might want to trust that instinct, especially if you have a computer at home or work. Malware and virus technology allows a hacker to view you right through the camera on your computer. This is called a RAT, standing for “Remote Access Trojans.” Malware on infected devices […]

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online-privacy

5 simple tips to significantly improve your online privacy

Protecting our online privacy is becoming increasingly challenging. From the U.S. government rolling back regulations that prevent ISPs from selling your browsing history to massive data breaches like Equifax and Yahoo, the threat to our digital privacy is something we should all be taking seriously. Here are five simple tips that anyone can implement to […]

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Anonymous VPN

Don’t be a victim of data-wiping with these tips

If there’s anything more devastating than ransomware, it’s a data wiping attack. Ransomware, at the very least, gives you a way to realistically recover your files; once a data wiping attack hits, all the files in your system are deleted permanently, and recovery efforts are significantly harder, if not impossible. To protect yourself, you may […]

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