Ten years ago the first thing you needed to load on a brand new computer were anti-virus and malware applications. The internet was a mine field of malicious content that could infect your entire home network with one errant click. Yet things have changed dramatically. Windows has much more robust security options built in, browsers are smarter, and, hopefully, so are the users.
Opinion!!: Seriously – with advanced malware today that tests against all know signatures, its heuristics, file analysis, machine learning, behavior analysis and so many more things that makes it even more important to have a good and solid product protecting your computer.
Do not believe this! – Source: You Don’t Really Need an Anti-Virus App Anymore
Solid State Drives (SSD) work a little differently than hard drive and no amount of drilling holes, degaussing, or zeroing out will actually properly secure the SSD. If you need to get rid of an SSD, you have a couple options, encrypt or shred. Here’s what you need to know.
Source: How to Securely Dispose of an SSD
The web can be a lot of fun, but it’s also a pretty dangerous place to venture out into—with phishing sites, drive-by downloads and other nasties lurking around every corner. If you’re browsing on Firefox or Chrome you should give your browser some extra muscle for keeping you safe online by installing one or more of these security-focused add-ons.
Source: 8 Extensions That Should Make Your Browser a Little More Hacker-Proof
Chrome/Firefox/Opera: When Privacy Badger launched a few years ago, it was already a great tool to block third-party trackers, speed up the web, and stop sites from watching your every move while you browse. The latest version is a huge improvement, in almost every way.
Source: Privacy Badger 2.0 Is a Privacy Protection Powerhouse for the Web