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You may have heard of Windows Defender before, having had it installed on previous versions of Windows. That was a different application from where it is now, however.
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Our smartphones make our lives incredibly easy.
In our new heads-down world, it’s difficult for many to imagine life without their trusty do-anything, goes-everywhere device. Waiting for the train to arrive or for your child to leave school is now so much easier since you can check email, listen to any song from your music collection, and then post your thoughts about it on your favorite social network.
How to shop safer and smarter online
Shopping online is now easier than ever. It seems that practically all retailers have some form of an online store ready to show and sell their wares. From PCs to tablets to smartphones, we’re able to lean back and browse in comfort.
You’ve got to hand it to them. Today’s cybercriminals are more creative than ever, using continually evolving techniques to worm their way into your computer (and, ultimately, your wallet).
When it comes to apps and widgets, today’s technology users are like kids in a toy store. The last few years have seen a bona fide app explosion, with over half a million available for the iPhone alone…but, predictably, there are criminals out there determined to rain on our widget parade.
Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have exploded in popularity. People love sharing their personal news and views about what’s going on in their lives.
According to The Norton Cybercrime Report: The Human Impact, Two-thirds (65 percent) of Internet users globally, and almost three-quarters (73 percent) of U.S. web surfers have fallen victim to cybercrimes, including computer viruses, online credit card fraud and identity theft. Even worse is the fact that 69% of people do not regularly backup their important data.
Remember when you first powered up your computer? Remember how fast it seemed right out of the box? Now, several months later, that once-blazing fast PC seems downright lethargic. Startups take longer, and it practically yawns when you try to open a document. What happened?
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