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  • How to Avoid Coronavirus Malware & Misinformation March 26, 2020
    Phishing scams have multiple ways of selecting their victims. Quite often they prey on the victim’s fear by using real and current threats. Other times they jump on the opportunity bandwagon with stories that are highly topical in the news. And every so often one comes along that packs the double punch. Yes, coronavirus (COVID-19) […]
    Christina Edwards
  • Is Your Smartphone Tracking You March 26, 2020
    Your smartphone is basically a tracking device you have in your pocket. While you use your smartphone for many things, it always knows where you are, what you’re up to, and what you’re searching for. And that “it” doesn’t simply refer to your phone, but a lot of different companies – that’s a lot of […]
    Colin Asher
  • What is a Sniffer? | How to Protect Yourself March 26, 2020
    “Sniffing” refers to the monitoring of internet traffic in real time. Sniffers are programs or hardware devices that can spy on you and all of your internet activity. Sometimes legitimate, sometimes criminal, sniffers can leave you feeling exposed. Read on to understand what sniffers do, how they work, and how to protect yourself against sniffing […]
    Nica Latto
  • The Most Secure Messaging Apps for Android & iOS 2020 March 26, 2020
    If you’d rather not have the government, hackers, your internet service provider, or anyone else potentially intercepting and reading your private communications, you should make sure you’re using a secure messaging app. Specifically, one that uses encrypted messaging.
  • Cybersecurity, Performance & Privacy | Top Tips & Guides March 25, 2020
    At AVG Signal, it’s our mission to provide you with the best educational content on the internet when it comes to online security, privacy, and digital device performance. Protect yourself online with our comprehensive guides to malware, learn how to stay untraceable online, and optimize your computer and mobile devices to boost speed and performance. […]
    Nica Latto & Ivan Belcic
  • Why Your Phone Gets Hot | iPhone & Android Overheating March 19, 2020
    If your phone is getting hot or overheating, there are a number of possible causes. Whether you're using an iPhone or an Android device, find out what's making your phone get so hot, how to fix the problem, and how to stop it from happening again.
    Nica Latto & Caroline Corrigan
  • Best Free Antivirus Software 2020 for Windows 7, 8 & 10 March 5, 2020
    Looking for the best free antivirus software? AVG AntiVirus FREE is obviously our favorite pick, but if you’d like to know what other trusted experts think about the best free antivirus programs out there, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled insights from some of the most well respected antivirus software review sites and summarized them here. […]
    Nica Latto
  • Should I Use a VPN, Proxy, or Tor: What’s the Difference? March 5, 2020
    With data brokers and advertisers tracking your every move online, it’s all the more important to protect your privacy as you surf the web. But between a VPN, a proxy, or Tor, which is going to get the job done? They all can help you stay private online, but what separates one from the next?
    Ivan Belcic
  • The Uses and Abuses of Facial Recognition February 25, 2020
    It’s time to face up to the future. Anonymity may no longer be something abdicated only by celebrities, but also by massive sections of the world’s population. Facial recognition in various forms is already very much upon us, so you should know where and how it can happen, and what the consequences could be for […]
    Colin Asher
  • The Dirty Truth About USBs February 21, 2020
    Did you know there’s one fool-proof exploit hackers can take advantage of to snag your data? It’s a vulnerability every system has, from PCs to Macs to mobile devices. And what’s worse, there’s no antivirus in the world that can cover it, nor a patch that can fix it. Cybersecurity professionals are baffled by it, […]