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At this very moment, your inbox is teeming with them. Like an annual migration upriver, phishing emails swim their way into the inboxes of all Americans when tax season rolls around. Every January 1st through April 15th, cybercriminals blitz the public with their most clever deceits. They pose as someone you know or an institution you use, stating in an official-sounding way that “there’s a problem with your account, just click here to clean it up.” That’s their bait. It’s all decoy.
A lot of people (including us!) will tell you that you need to get a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to ensure your privacy and security when surfing the web. A VPN like Avast SecureLine creates an encrypted connection between you and a VPN server, which…
Unfortunately, Macs might be the sports cars of the IT business, but just like any car, they need proper maintenance to keep running. In this guide we’ll walk you through the essentials — and even some great secrets — to clean up invisible clutter and tune up your MacBook, iMac, or Mac Pro beyond its limits.
“Alexa, please let any would-be robbers know that I’m currently out of town and my house is sitting empty.”
Besides opening the door to ransomware, Trojans, and phishing attacks, browsers also give out some of your most private details: credit card info, passwords, websites you have accessed, personal interests, searches, and habits. We’ll talk more about how to fix that, but the first thing you should consider is getting a private browser, even if that means ditching your current one.
What is a VPN connection and why are so many people talking about it? The term crops up in every conversation about the internet lately, and for good reason. While VPNs were once novel tech solutions, they are now necessary tools. At the basic level, V…
It won’t be exactly groundbreaking news when we tell you that your apps consume your Android’s battery, data, and storage. But here’s what far fewer people know: most apps run invisible in the background and the worst offenders drain all three (battery, data, and storage) at the same time. To help you navigate the digital sea of apps and learn which ones are sapping your resources, Avast, the global leader in digital security products, regularly releases the Avast Android App Performance & Trend Report.
You’ve probably heard by now that, in December of 2017, the FCC voted to repeal the net neutrality laws put in place in 2015. What does that mean to you? Net neutrality classified the internet as a utility that could be regulated, and the primary regulation prevented Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the US from giving preference to certain websites and services while hindering or blocking others. Basically, it required ISPs to treat all internet data equally.
If you are having a hard time thinking beyond a dozen roses and a box of chocolates for February 14th, we’re here to help. Sure, those classic gifts can still bring a smile and a swoon, but chocolates disappear within a few hours (reappearing on our waistlines), and roses don’t last long enough to justify how expensive they are this time of year. (By the way, if roses are your thing, you’ll appreciate this fascinating experiment conducted by Brad’s Deals to determine the best time of the year to find the best prices on roses. Spoiler alert: it’s not Valentine’s Day.)