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Tips for removing malware from your Android device

The Android operating system is open source, which makes customization and app development easy. The problem is that cybercriminals can also access Android’s programming code, find vulnerabilities, and distribute malware through app stores. Here are some things you must do to avoid an infection. Confirm the malware infection Android devices usually exhibit strange behaviors when […]

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How to handle malware infections on Android devices

Although Google goes to great lengths to secure their products, the Android operating system isn’t immune to malware. If one of these programs were to reach your device, your most sensitive information could be exposed. So how can you detect and remove the infection from your device? Here are a few tips. Confirm the malware […]

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Recommendations for malware removal on Android devices

The number of malware-infected Android apps in app stores is higher than ever. In fact, there’s a decent chance that your Android smartphone or tablet is already infected. Follow these malware removal tips to minimize the damage to your device, data, and business. Confirm the malware infection Android devices usually exhibit strange behaviors when they’re […]

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How to wipe data from your old smartphone

Our mobile phones contain some of our most private data. There are contact details, confidential business emails, financial information, and possibly even risqué pictures that you wouldn’t want falling into the wrong hands. Factory reset is one way to get rid of everything if you’re moving on from your old phone, but there are a […]

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Steps for deleting data from your mobile

Whether you’re planning to give away your old phone or resell it, it’s crucial that you securely delete all your data first, because the last thing you need is for the new owner to have access to your sensitive information. Fortunately, you can let go of your old Android phone without any worry by following […]

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4 steps to erase data from your old phone

Avast, a cybersecurity software company, purchased 20 used Android phones from eBay in 2014. Even though previous owners had performed a factory reset to erase all their private data from memory, the company was able to recover 40,000 photos (including nudes and kids’ pictures), 1,000 Google searches, 750 SMS and email exchanges, and tons of […]

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Malware strain infects 200k more devices

Yet another global malware infection has been making headlines and the story just took a turn for the worse. When the news of VPNFilter broke, experts warned that 500,000 devices were already infected, but now they believe that number is much higher. Thankfully, it’s not too late to protect yourself. VPNFilter recap A team of […]

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Router malware worse than experts realize

In May, security experts discovered one of the most widespread malware infections in history. Now, they’re warning businesses and consumers that it’s even worse than their first assessment. The VPNFilter malware poses a threat to small businesses and requires immediate attention from anyone who hasn’t taken action against it. VPNFilter recap A team of security […]

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SMB routers targeted by VPNFilter malware

Earlier this year, news broke that a malware strain named VPNFilter was infecting hundreds of thousands of devices. If you didn’t act then, now’s the time. Security experts have updated their threat assessment and its much worse than they originally thought. Small businesses are especially at risk and need to take action. VPNFilter recap A […]

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