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How to free up RAM: 19+ effective methods for Windows and Mac
Here are several ways to free up RAM on your computer. 1. Restart your device 2. Use another browser 3. Clear RAM cache 4. Update software 5. Delete extensions.
Updated: February 23, 2024 ·8 min read
How to know if someone is watching you through your phone camera
Modern technology makes phone camera hacking less common, but it’s still possible. Learn the warning signs and tips for protecting your phone.
Published: October 25, 2023 ·9 minutes
Is my phone listening to me? Yes, here’s why and how to stop it
Is my phone listening to me? Yes. Read more from the Norton blog about why it happens and how to help stop it.
Published: June 13, 2023 ·2 min read

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What is a macro virus? + How to remove one
A macro virus is written in the same language used by Excel, Word, and similar programs. Learn how macro viruses work and how to spot them.
Updated: May 13, 2024 ·7 min read
Trojan viruses: Detecting and removing
Trojan horse, or Trojan, is a type of malicious code or software that can take control of your computer. It is designed to damage, disrupt, steal, or in general inflict some other harmful action on your data or network. Once installed, a Trojan can perform the action it was designed for.
Published: May 08, 2024 ·6 min read
Best antivirus software: 2024 comparison guide
We compare the 9 best antivirus software suites in 2024 so you can choose the best one. Find prices, features, FAQs, and more.
Published: May 03, 2024 ·14 min read
Norton vs. Malwarebytes: 2024 comparison guide
Choosing the right antivirus is essential if you want to stay safer online. We're going to help you decide between two of the best: Norton vs Malwarebytes.
Published: May 03, 2024 ·8 min read

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Online Scams

Don’t click on it! It may be a malicious tag
If someone tags you in a post with a provocative headline or a weird link, think twice before clicking on it. It might be a scam.
Published: May 21, 2024 ·5 min read
$3.4 billion were lost to scams targeting seniors in 2023
Compared to the $3.1 billion lost in 2022, there was an 11% increase in losses to elderly fraud in 2023 as reported by the FBI.
Published: May 13, 2024 ·5 min read
Did scammers train AI to sound like this woman’s daughter?
It’s time that we start a conversation about vishing. It’s sophisticated, AI-powered, and it’s on the rise among hackers and scammers.
Published: April 24, 2024 ·3 min read
How is AI affecting online dating? How to stay safe
With 59% of people considering using AI as their online dating coach, looking for love is more complicated than ever before.
Published: April 23, 2024 ·6 min read

Emerging Threats

When an audio deepfake is used to harm a reputation
A school principal from Maryland was the victim of a frame job using AI technology. This is what we learned.
Published: May 08, 2024 ·5 min read
DDoS: What is a Distributed Denial of Service attack?
Learn about DDoS attacks and help avoid them with our comprehensive cybersecurity guide, featuring DDoS types and safety tips.
Updated: May 03, 2024 ·13 min read
You’ve created your business, now what about IT?
You’ve got a lot to deal with when you’re running your own business. Make sure protecting your digital assets isn’t an afterthought.
Published: April 23, 2024 ·4 min read
Are younger generations more susceptible to online scams?
Growing up in a tech-centric world has its drawbacks, and Gen Z is more exposed to cyber threats than ever before.
Published: April 10, 2024 ·3 min read

How To

What is the dark web and how do you access it?
The dark web includes hidden sites you can’t find with normal search engines. Learn the pros and cons and how to access it safely.
Published: May 14, 2024 ·10 min read
How to speed up your computer (12 easy tricks)
Learn how to speed up your computer with these 12 tips designed to clear clutter, free up RAM, and make your device faster.
Updated: May 08, 2024 ·8 min read
8 ways to spring clean your phone for a better digital life
Spring cleaning is not just for your home. Deep clean your phone and give it the tidying up it deserves.
Updated: April 30, 2024 ·3 min read
How to spot fake social media profiles like a pro
Not all social media requests come from real people. Learn how to detect a real profile from a fake.
Published: April 30, 2024 ·4 min read

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