Routers are notorious for having weak security defenses, especially when produced by your internet provider. A weak router is an open door for a hacker. And once they get onto your network, they can access any device in your home, like smart TVs, cameras, and IoT appliances. But how to protect yourself? For most people a router is a mystery – which is why we have 4 easy tips on how to make sure yours is secure.
Only 25% of internet users surveyed in the US and Europe believe it’s ethical for ads to be based on browsing history. But despite the objections, personalizing ads isn’t a method that marketers are likely to abandon anytime soon. While targeted advertising doesn’t typically put your personal information at risk, it can feel like an invasion of privacy. Read on if you are annoyed by ads and want them to stop collecting your data.
In a ransomware attack, hackers gain access to a device and either lock it or encrypt its files. As the name suggests, a ransom payment is demanded from the victim before files are returned and the device unlocked. The average demanded ransom is just over $1,000. But did you know that you can actively minimize the risk to get infected? Find out how.
Malware, or malicious software, is any type of software deliberately created to assist in a cybercrime, like data theft or device corruption. Malware attacks are on the rise, suggesting we’re more vulnerable than ever to the serious repercussions of this dangerous software. Does that sound scary? Don’t worry – we’ll give you a better understand of malware and what you can do to stay safe in this article.
Browsing and scrolling without online security software installed on your device is a gamble. Avira’s security software can be downloaded and installed in a matter of minutes, providing you with security and peace of mind.