Tag: protect

Picking BitDefender For Antivirus Protection

I’ve been using Bitdefender for several years. I started using Bitdefender when I started referencing the AV-Comparatives website that independently tests the performance and security of antivirus software. Prior to that, I had been using Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Defender. Unfortunately, by using Windows Defender, it allowed malware to infect my PC and it basically …

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Senate Intelligence Committee: Don’t Use Kaspersky Antivirus Software

This morning (5/11/2017), in the Senate intelligence meeting, the committee asked the leaders of our respective intelligence communities if using Kaspersky antivirus software was a good idea. None of those individuals endorsed using Kaspersky antivirus software to secure the computers.  Kaspersky antivirus software is based in Moscow, Russia and has been recently mentioned/associated with the …

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Consumers Deserve To Have Encryption And Privacy

As of late, I’m finding the whole discussion about encryption to be quite intriguing.  It seems that most people in technology  value of the idea of encryption and privacy to be pretty high.  No one wants a stranger to be able to come along and eavesdrop on your conversation, look at your data or your …

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Encryption: Apple Is Standing On Principle – And They Are Right.

Since the time of Edward Snowden revealing that the governments of the world are spying on their citizens with their electronic devices and their mobile devices, encryption has become much more important. People don’t appreciate the idea that their information could be eavesdropped upon at any given time. Since the expose of global spying on …

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Review: Bitdefender Internet Security 2016

It’s hard to believe that there’s people in the world that are working just as hard to infect and steal your personal information as there are making a living at trying to protect you from those threats. That comparison may be off by quite a bit. There’s quite a few vendors/products on the market that …

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Why More Facebook Users Are Using Aliases

Since October 2014, Facebook has officially allowed the use of aliases on its social media website. Facebook is no longer just a social media exchange between family and friends, it’s now considered a resource for law enforcement, current and future employers. In some cases people are being asked for their Facebook accounts so that potential …

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Preparing for Cyber Monday

It’s been a tough time for everyone with the economy being so bad this past year, but if you are searching for a silver lining, notice the sales numbers from this season. It’s been reported that sales are up 20+% this year for black Friday sales. This is naturally going to translate into higher Cyber …

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LinkedIn hopes for no repercussions

This week has been fairly interesting in the aspect that a ‘professionals’ website ‘LinkedIn’ was hacked releasing 6.5 million [roughly] user accounts and passwords. Almost immediately following that announcement was a report that LAST.FM, a media website, had been hacked for their user account. And back in December 2010 Gawker media news site was hacked …

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Facebook Pushes Virus Protection A Little More

Back in early January, Facebook must’ve been listening to me. I published a blog post about the insecurity of Facebook. In that post, I talked about how Facebook takes advantage of their members by exposing them to games and applications that could be potentially stealing their personal and private information and using it for other …

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Apple MAC users learn that they’re not untouchable…

Over the past couple days there’s been a lot of traffic and a lot of articles written about the Apple Mac being attacked by a backdoor Trojan. At last count, it was indicated that roughly 600 to 700,000 Mac users were infected with the virus. since early April, the reports of the viruses have been …

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