Does your Mac need antivirus software? We asked the experts

Does your Mac need antivirus software? We asked the experts

Sora Shimazaki / Pexels It’s an age-old question among Apple fans: Does your Mac need antivirus software? Traditionally, the popular answer has been no — Macs have strong built-in protections, the argument goes, and antivirus apps can potentially slow down your computer. In the end, the trade-off didn’t seem to be worth it. But is …

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Boost Your Online Security: Here’s Why You Should Install an Ad Blocker Today : Tech : Tech Times

Boost Your Online Security: Here’s Why You Should Install an Ad Blocker Today : Tech : Tech Times

By Quincy Jon, Tech Times Apr 14, 2024 09:59 AM EDT New research reveals ad blockers’ unexpected importance in malicious software prevention.  Recent findings show how spyware makers employ banner advertisements for government surveillance. Innovators in ad-based spyware distribution include European firm Intellexa, which created Predator.  Documents showing Intellexa’s 2022 Aladdin proof-of-concept system was received …

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A complete guide to internet security

A complete guide to internet security

It doesn’t matter if you browse the internet for pleasure or rely on it heavily for business-related purposes, one thing will never change: there’s nothing more important than security and your computer’s health. Introduction to internet security There’s no simple answer to this question, but here’s a basic definition. Internet security refers to the measures …

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Global malware surge revealed in WatchGuard’s latest Internet Security Report

Global malware surge revealed in WatchGuard’s latest Internet Security Report

A recent Internet Security Report revealed a significant surge in evasive malware, amplifying the total volume of malware globally. Global cybersecurity leader WatchGuard Technologies compiled the report, which also outlined crucial trends among top malware and both network and endpoint security threats, exploring data collected and analysed by their Threat Lab researchers. Key findings showed …

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What It’s Like to Use Apple’s Lockdown Mode

What It’s Like to Use Apple’s Lockdown Mode

With the releases of iOS 16 and macOS Ventura in 2022, Apple debuted its Lockdown Mode for people at particular risk of being targeted by mercenary spyware. The feature is essentially a set of configurations for iOS and macOS that limit or block niceties like link previews in Messages and shared albums in Photos. Lockdown …

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