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Malware now infecting users from popular website


Halloween may be behind us, but there’s still one major scare left this year: a malware that’s been infecting users from legitimate websites like Yahoo and AOL. Popular – but misguided – wisdom concerning computer viruses often suggests that your computer will only be infected by malware if you’ve been … Read More

How to safely bank online

online banking

The internet can be a dangerous place, so it’s understandable that many people like to keep their bank details safe by never banking online. However, for most of us, banking online can be quick, efficient and still be secure – as long as you know what you’re doing. If you’re … Read More

How to detect if a website is trying to steal your data


One of the best ways for criminals to steal your information on the internet isn’t by creating a complicated computer virus that outsmarts internet security professionals but by tricking users into simply handing over their information. This criminal activity is known as “phishing”. Typically, criminals will spoof an official website … Read More

Why websites will never ask for your password


If you’ve got an email account, you might occasionally come across messages asking for you to “confirm your password” for an online service. These emails should always be ignored, and you should never click on links inside them. Read on to find out why. It’s typically criminals who send these … Read More

How to tell whether a website is secure or not


We’ve said it before, but we’ll never stop repeating the message: when you’re browsing the web it’s important to know that your information is secure. The real talent, however, is knowing how to tell when a website is safe to use. One of the best methods for understanding whether your … Read More

SHELLSHOCK: Should you be worried?


If you’ve seen any computer news in the past few weeks, you might have seen “Shellshock” being discussed. So what is this security threat – and should you be worried? For a start – and for a change – this is an issue that affects Apple Mac computers, rather than … Read More

“The Snappening” – have 200,000 photos of naked teenagers really been hacked and shared on the internet?


Many newspapers are reporting that naked photos of 200,000 teenagers have been leaked onto the internet from the popular iPhone and Android app “Snapchat”. That huge number would make this hack the biggest invasion of privacy the world has ever seen. But is there more to this number than meets … Read More

Why you need Two Factor Authentication

Two Factor Authentication

In security circles, two-factor authentication (2FA) is considered one of the best methods to keep you and your information safe online. But what is it, and how can it keep you safe online? 2FA is a method of authentication that requires two separate factors: something you know, and something you … Read More

Know someone who plays computer games? Better warn them of game-stealing virus


The people who play computer games tend to be some of the most knowledgeable computer users around, but it doesn’t mean they’re immune to computer viruses. In fact, thanks to a new virus that is specifically designed to steal players’ computer games, anyone who spends a lot of time gaming … Read More

“My computer is running slowly – is it a virus?”

slow computer

As a company dedicated to stopping computer viruses, we’re often asked what symptoms a computer infected with malware will show. Perhaps the most common enquiry is: “my computer is running slower than normal – do I have a virus?” Unfortunately, the answer to that question is: maybe. There are many … Read More


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