Tag Archives: privacy

How my TV got infected with ransomware and what you can learn from it

A look at some of the possible ways your new smart TV could be the subject of cyberattacks.Read More

Facebook increases security for users

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Facebook has become more concerned about its users’ security. The social giant understands that education is the key to providing users with a secure experience. We have already seen the Facebook “dinosaur” guiding us via privacy settings. Now Facebook pops out a short guide to improve the security of our profiles. We strongly recommend not […]

Avast 2016 protects your private information

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Avast simplifies how you protect your privacy with new products for 2016. Count the number of devices you own. If you are like most modern digital-age people, you have a smartphone, half of you own a tablet, and most all of us have a desktop or laptop computer connected through a home router. Now think […]

Government and misuse of technology are most feared by Americans

Americans don’t trust that technology will be kept out of the hands of bad guys. Forget about zombies, vampires, and ghosts. Americans don’t fear things that go bump-in-the-night as much as they do their own government. The annual Survey of Fear conducted by Chapman University asked Americans about their level of fear in 88 different […]

How to keep your Facebook business page secure

Managing the security of your Facebook business page is important to maintain a good reputation. Nowadays we can hardly imagine a successful business functioning without digital marketing. When we say digital marketing Facebook comes to mind immediately. The most popular social platform with more than one billion users all over the world is a massive communication platform […]

Understanding tech companies’ privacy policies and their effect on users

When was the last time you sat down and read through the entirety of a tech company’s privacy policy, even if you visit the site every day? In an article recently published by TIME in collaboration with the Center for Plain Language, a selection of the world’s leading and regularly visited tech websites were ranked […]

Windows 10 Service Agreement upsetting privacy watchdogs

Targeted advertisements based on your search history, location tracking, Wi-Fi sharing, torrent style updates – features that share too much are getting privacy watchdogs in a tizzy.   Reviewers and consumers alike are happy about the new Windows 10, but now that there has been time to read through the 45-page long consolidation of Service […]

Avast Data Drives New Analytics Engine

Did you know that Californians are obsessed with Selfie Sticks from Amazon.com? Or that people in Maine buy lots of coconut oil? Thanks to Jumpshot, a marketing analytics company, you can find this information – as well as more useful information – by using the tools available at Jumpshot.com. What may be most interesting to […]

Americans willingly risk privacy and identity on open Wi-Fi

Is the convenience of open Wi-Fi worth the risk of identity theft? Most Americans think so. In a recent survey, we found that only 6% of Americans protect their data by using a virtual private network (VPN) when using public Wi-Fi with their smartphone or tablet.  That leaves a whopping 94% unprotected. Why is this? […]

14 easy tips to protect your smartphones and tablets – Part II

More easy things you can do to secure your smartphone and tablet. On our blog last week, we shared the first 7 easy security measures to protect your Android devices and the data stored there. But we haven’t finished them. Let’s go a little further. 8. Keep an eye in your phone or, if you […]