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The Notable Differences Between Free vs. Paid Antivirus Software

 

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What’s the difference between free and paid anti-virus software?

Antivirus software is a necessity in this day and age. Whether you go online for fun or business, you will want to make sure that your date is protected. Now, there are plenty of options when it comes to an antivirus software, but they mostly come in two flavors: Free and Paid. Today we’re going to be talking about the difference between these two types of protective software. Are you ready to learn more about them? Well, here we go. [Read more…]

Ransomware: A Disturbing New Trend in Cybersecurity

A recent rash of ransomware attacks on hospitals has shown the need for strong cybersecurity measures even at places not normally considered a high-value target for hackers. While ransomware isn’t new technology, its use as a tool for extortion is on the rise.

Photo: Ransomware locks you out of your data

Ransomware locks you out of your data unless you agree to a hacker’s demands. Working Nets can help protect your business and customers.

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a type of malware that blocks access to vital software or data, requiring a key or piece of code to unlock. It’s commonly used by hackers to extort their target — if you pay the hacker’s ransom, they’ll give you the key and you’ll be able to access your software or data. It’s been used recently in high-profile attacks against hospitals, banks and individuals. [Read more…]