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Blog posts that will help you make your computer more secure.

Tips to avoid getting hacked

In the last year, several multinational firms and individuals have become victims of hackers. Nowadays, computer hacking has become much easier and a lot more common. There are several ways to avoid getting hacked and saving your private data from be...
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Windows vs Mac - Which one is safer against viruses

Mac computers are believed to be less prone to malware than Windows computers. This is because they compose a smaller proportion of the market, as 90% of computers have Windows installed. This makes Windows computers a more attractive target for atta...
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Top 10 tips on how to protect your data

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Since 1998 Data Protection is taken very seriously across all dimensions of privacy and control and especially, when it comes to dealing with the Internet. Your personal and private information might be in danger of falling into wrong hands and you w...
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Free vs Paid Antivirus Software

Free vs Paid Antivirus Software

There is often the question to individuals and businesses whether it is worth paying for Internet Security software. There is an abundance of free antivirus software out there with unlimited updates which makes you wonder.

The most basic levels of antivirus products are free and paid antivirus, suites and premium suites, As you move up levels you usually get more features such as parental controls, mail filters, identity theft protection, device location, firewalls and system performance tools. But to determine whether a paid subscription is worth it, we offer a comparison below:

Free Antivirus

Advantages

FreeUnlimited malware signature updates which are installed automaticallyMost offer web browser add-onsOffer same user interface as paid versionsThe detection rates are very similar to paid versionsThey are faster than their paid counterparts hence are not as resource demanding

Disadvantages

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Stay secure in the Cloud

Stay secure in the Cloud

We regularly come across stories of people whose cloud accounts have been hacked and their personal data leaked all over the Internet.

Most of these people could never imagine of how easy it would be for their data to be accessed from a web browser and most of the time the reason that they were vulnerable was that they were not following basic rules or thought that hacking could never happen to them.

Use strong passwords

We are sure you have heard that before and we do understand that it is challenging to setup complex password for each of your accounts and then remember them.

However, below you can see an example of how easy it can be to crack a simple password with a brute-force algorithm.

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