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Cybersecurity through education: Kaspersky Interactive Protection Simulation

Cybersecurity through education: Kaspersky Interactive Protection Simulation

Kaspersky Lab has developed a strategy that emphasizes education in cybersecurity. Alongside the investment in technology, education is just as crucial for the cybersecurity of a home as it is for a business. What is the point of mounting the most sophisticated lock on the door if the people using the door leave it wide open? Kaspersky Interactive Protection Simulation is a critical component of
With the upcoming Deco M4, TP-Link allows users to use different Decos in one network

With the upcoming Deco M4, TP-Link allows users to use different Decos in one network

While working on the world premiere review of the upcoming Deco M4 mesh WiFi system, we discovered that TP-Link is preparing through firmware updates, cross-mesh WiFi compatibility between all their Deco models, both existing and upcoming. As a result, users are going to be able to create their unique network topology using TP-Link Deco M9 Plus, Deco P7, Deco M5, and the upcoming Deco M4.
Digital Citizen Awards: The most popular antivirus product of the year 2018

Digital Citizen Awards: The most popular antivirus product of the year 2018

This year we asked our readers again to cast a vote for their favorite antivirus product. The nominees from which you could choose were the best security products we reviewed in the last couple of months. Alphabetically, your choices were: Bitdefender Total Security, BullGuard Premium Protection, ESET Smart Security Premium, F-Secure Total, G Data Total Security, and Kaspersky Total Security. The voting has ended, and
Digital Citizen Awards: The best antivirus product of the year 2018

Digital Citizen Awards: The best antivirus product of the year 2018

One of the most asked questions on Google regarding security is: "What is the best antivirus?". It is a legitimate question as most people are not security experts and need recommendations to identify the best antivirus product for their computers and devices. The time has come for us to name the best antivirus product of the year, based on our experience in testing the many
Digital Citizen Awards: The best free antivirus product of the year 2018

Digital Citizen Awards: The best free antivirus product of the year 2018

Many users look for free antivirus software. Unfortunately, this niche of products is dominated by products which do things that are not in the interest of their users. For example, some try to change your browser's homepage to a page that is monetized by your antivirus provider. Others, bundle crapware or dodgy tools that compromise your privacy. However, there are a few antivirus products that
Windows 10 Spring Creators Update has been silently delayed by Microsoft

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update has been silently delayed by Microsoft

Microsoft has never said anything publicly about the next release of Windows 10: it did not communicate an exact launch date, and it did not even confirm the name - Windows 10 Spring Creators Update. That name only showed up on several occasions to users that are members of the Windows Insider program. Most Windows insiders assumed from the little information that was available to
Minecraft becomes a universal cross-platform game. 7 reasons why this is a big deal

Minecraft becomes a universal cross-platform game. 7 reasons why this is a big deal

Microsoft has taken the first big step toward unifying Minecraft for all the key platforms into ONE edition of Minecraft. This is a huge deal for the company as well as for gamers worldwide. Minecraft is the first major title where players on Xbox, Windows 10, Android, iOS and other platforms can play the same game, communicate with each other, synchronize their progress across platforms
DuckDuckGo, the private search engine, has doubled its traffic. Do you use it?

DuckDuckGo, the private search engine, has doubled its traffic. Do you use it?

The neutrality of the internet is under fire, and an increasing number of countries and governments are planning to regulate it, and implement or extend practices like data retention about their citizen's online activities, prioritized traffic lanes based on local regulations, and so on. Because of that, users are trying to find ways to protect their privacy while online, and they are more interested in
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is launched this fall. Four features that make it stand out!

Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is launched this fall. Four features that make it stand out!

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 Pro for Workstations will be delivered as part of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, available this fall. This version is aimed at power users and businesses that need the ultimate performance for demanding tasks like video-editing, processing big data and more. Here's what's new about Windows 10 Pro for Workstations and the main features that make it stand out
Microsoft ships the new Surface Pro. 11 things you need to know!

Microsoft ships the new Surface Pro. 11 things you need to know!

As of June 15th, 2017, Microsoft ships the new Surface Pro, which everyone thought would be named Surface Pro 5. Microsoft has decided to quit numbering this device, and it offers a new version, without any number attached to its name, but with many improvements. If you want to see what is new about the Surface Pro and whether it fits your needs, read this
PowerLinks ads put millions of readers at risk, from major publications

PowerLinks ads put millions of readers at risk, from major publications

Readers of major websites like Vice News, CNET, The Verge, Neowin and more, have been exposed to security risks since 2015 because the ads they run from the PowerLinks advertising platform use expired SSL certificates. Here's what is going on, what you are exposing yourself to when reading publications that include PowerLinks ads and what you can do to stay safe: The ads served
Digital Citizen Awards - The best antivirus product of the year 2017

Digital Citizen Awards - The best antivirus product of the year 2017

One of the most asked questions on Google regarding of security is: "What is the best antivirus?". It is a legitimate question as most people are not security experts and need recommendations to identify the best antivirus product for their needs. The time has come for us to name the best antivirus product of the year, based on our experience in testing the many commercial
Digital Citizen Awards - The most popular antivirus product of the year 2017

Digital Citizen Awards - The most popular antivirus product of the year 2017

A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to cast a vote for your favorite antivirus product of 2017. The nominees from which you could choose were the best security products we reviewed in the last couple of months. Alphabetically, your choices were: Bitdefender Total Security 2017, BullGuard Premium Protection, ESET Smart Security Premium, F-Secure Total Security and Privacy 2017, Kaspersky Total Security 2017, and
Digital Citizen Awards - The most innovative antivirus product of 2017

Digital Citizen Awards - The most innovative antivirus product of 2017

Some people regard antivirus products as being rather conservative, software which doesn't evolve very quickly. But that couldn't be more false - cyber criminals don't lose time in creating malware that's the same as last year's. If that were true, we wouldn't have to fight today against things like advanced ransomware. Viruses and other cyber crime vectors are evolving at a very fast pace, and