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Do you need antivirus on Android? We ask the experts. Android has been around for several years now and yet the topic of security continues to be the source of some argument.

Do you need antivirus on Android? We ask the experts

Best Antivirus Software for Mac 2015 - Tom's Guide. You need an antivirus program on your Mac.

Best Antivirus Software for Mac 2015 - Tom's Guide

That statement may cause some Apple users to shake their heads in disbelief, but with the amount of malware on the Internet today, this fact is no longer up for debate. After evaluating six free and paid Mac antivirus products, Avira Free Mac Security is our top pick, thanks to its perfect malware detection scores and intuitive interface. If you’re willing to pay for protection, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac had the least impact on system performance of any solution we reviewed. How We Tested For all six Mac antivirus products we reviewed in this round, our testing was conducted on a mid-2012 15-inch MacBook Pro running OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. Each antivirus software package was evaluated according to three criteria: efficacy against malware, performance impact and user experience.

NetSmartzKids Home Page. Digital citizenship, online safety & civility. Online Safety for Kids (Grades K - 5) National Cyber Security Alliance. The top 10 things you can do to keep your Macintosh safe on the Internet. If you're reading this list, you probably know that the Mac is one of the best machines around when it comes to keeping you secure on the Internet.

The top 10 things you can do to keep your Macintosh safe on the Internet

But it's also been receiving more scrutiny from the press and security professionals recently, and no machine is 100% safe. As the Mac becomes more popular, and as more services become Internet-based and cross-platform, so do the associated risks. You can help keep not only your Macintosh, but also the Macintosh community as whole secure on the Internet by taking a few simple steps beyond those many significant ones that Apple has built into Mac OS X. Why You Need Mac Antivirus Software. Remotely Monitor Cell Phones and Computers with Mobistealth. Net Threats. Experts say liberty online is challenged by nation-state crackdowns, surveillance, and pressures of commercialization of the Internet As Internet experts look to the future of the Web, they have a number of concerns.

Net Threats

This is not to say they are pessimistic: The majority of respondents to this 2014 Future of the Internet canvassing say they hope that by 2025 there will not be significant changes for the worse and hindrances to the ways in which people get and share content online today. FTC sees privacy threats in the 'Internet of Things' - Katy Bachman - POLITICO.

As consumers buy up fitness trackers, Internet-connected thermostats and even Web-enabled cars and toothbrushes, the Federal Trade Commission has a message: It’s watching.

FTC sees privacy threats in the 'Internet of Things' - Katy Bachman - POLITICO

The agency is warning that as millions of new smart devices make people’s daily lives more convenient, they’re also collecting reams of personal information that raise new privacy and data security concerns. Story Continued Below. How to Protect Your Computer from Hackers, Spyware and Viruses. This article has been inspired by a situation I ran into while visiting a cousin in India.

How to Protect Your Computer from Hackers, Spyware and Viruses

Since I’m in the IT field, she asked me to take a look at her computer since it was acting “funny”. The “funny” part was that the computer would automatically restart whenever you tried to install ANY software onto it or download any program from the Internet. The first thing I noticed was that there was no anti-virus software installed on the computer, so my first goal was to install an anti-virus program and check for viruses. But of course, the virus that was already on the computer would not let me install or download anything!

Smart virus! Most of the viruses on the computer were hidden in files that had been downloaded off the Internet: songs, videos, and movies. Bank Hackers Steal Millions via Malware. Photo PALO ALTO, Calif. — In late 2013, an A.T.M. in Kiev started dispensing cash at seemingly random times of day.

Bank Hackers Steal Millions via Malware

The Five Biggest Threats to Your Kids’ Privacy, and What You Can Do About Them. Remember back in school, when your teachers warned that everything you did would go on your permanent record?

The Five Biggest Threats to Your Kids’ Privacy, and What You Can Do About Them

It turns out your teachers have become right. That permanent record is the Internet. It’s hard to be a fully functioning adult in 2014 and not leave behind a digital trail. Malware. Malware, short for malicious software, is any software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems.[1] Malware is defined by its malicious intent, acting against the requirements of the computer user, and does not include software that causes unintentional harm due to some deficiency.

Malware

The term badware is sometimes used, and applied to both true (malicious) malware and unintentionally harmful software.[2] In law, malware is sometimes known as a computer contaminant, as in the legal codes of several U.S. states.[6][7] Spyware or other malware is sometimes found embedded in programs supplied officially by companies, e.g., downloadable from websites, that appear useful or attractive, but may have, for example, additional hidden tracking functionality that gathers marketing statistics. Purposes[edit] Malware by categories on 16 March 2011. Proliferation[edit]