I’ve been recommending CleanMyMac to friends and family for a while now, and it gets better with every version. CleanMyMac X was released yesterday, with powerful new tools for optimizing and protecting your Mac.
We talk a lot about software designed to attack our smartphones and computers, but it turns out your router might also be at risk. That’s right. Some dangerous new malware is going after the box you use to beam internet around your home or office.
We all fall victim to the dangerous belief that if an app or extension is listed in an official repository—be it the App Store, Google Play, the Microsoft Store, Mozilla’s Add-Ons directory, et cetera—it must be legitimate. After all, the big tech companies surely use lots of automated systems (and real human beings)…
Here we go again. Radware’s threat research group recently announced that more than 40,000 Facebook users were duped into downloading a “Relieve Stress Paint” application, via a crafty phishing email, that stole their login credentials and browser cookies while they pretend-painted in the app. Worse, the attack was…
Nobody likes an operating system that’s full of unnecessary stray files, 20 annoying apps that start up when you fire up your computer, and other crap that slows down your system, makes your desktop feel disorganized, or gives you a headache whenever you’re trying to work (or game). Thankfully, there are a number of…
Evernote has a bit of a malware problem. For the past few years (starting in early 2014) spammers have been sending fake emails that claim to come from the note-organizing service but include links to install malicious software on your computer.
This morning, Piriform, developer of PC maintenance tool CCleaner, announced it was breached by hackers who infected an estimated 2 million users with malware. Prifirom says the incident has since been resolved, but encourages users to update the software to prevent further compromises.
Last week, a group calling themselves the ShadowBrokers leaked malware that was used by the NSA to target computers running Windows. It was a striking data dump that potentially put millions of Windows users at risk. Luckily, Microsoft says they’ve already patched the vulnerabilities.
Mac: Ransomwhere is a free tool that monitors your Mac for ransomware attacks and attempts to stop them before they encrypt all your data. It does this by watching for untrusted processes and stopping them until you approve them.
Ransomware, malware that enables attackers to disable systems or encrypt your data until you pay them, is on the rise. If you’ve become the victim of an attack, these four decryption tools might save the day.
It’s easy to get caught up in the craziness of the holidays. You have parties to plan, cards to send, and gifts to buy, and that can be a lot to squeeze into just a few weeks. Don’t let the stress cloud your better judgment. Watch out for these scams that prey on holiday shoppers.
Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and once your computer or network has been infected, it can be really difficult to recover. No More Ransom can help, and more importantly, help you now, before an infection, and later, after one.
Security researchers and “white hack” hackers work hard to weed out potential exploits in software and networks that could be used for malicious intents. How do they stay ahead of the threats, and what can you do to protect yourself?
Ransomware is particularly damaging malware, where attackers either disable systems or encrypt your data and demand money to give access back to you. It’s a huge problem, and this graphic is a quick guide to those attacks, how they work, and how you can protect yourself from them.
At the age of 14, Marcin Kleczynski had a problem: After downloading video games from shady online sources, he accidentally infected his family computer with malware. Who among us hasn’t faced that decidedly nerdy teenage crisis?
Next time you accidentally type “.om” instead of “.com” in your browser, beware of malware. A new scam targets URL typos and tries to install dangerous software on your computer.
Windows has more antivirus programs than we can count, and none of them are quite perfect. Right now, we recommend Avira for the best balance between protection, ease of use, and cost.
In the never-ending battle against security threats on the internet, there’s a new enemy spreading rapidly: Malvertising, or malware downloaded to your computer when you view an ad, even if you use an ad blocker. Here’s what you should look out for, why it’s a problem, and how to protect yourself.
Windows/OS X: Disconnect, makers of our favorite privacy tools, unveiled a new desktop app designed to protect your computer from malware, adware, and spyware. There are two tiers: A free version that protects your browsing, and a premium version that encrypts your traffic using Disconnect’s VPN.