Third-Party Advertisers – What Are They and Are They Bad?

Third-Party Advertisers – What Are They and Are They Bad?

Third-party advertisements are ads hosted on regular content websites by another provider. This helps the host website to collect revenue and helps businesses to deliver advertisements to their chosen target market. In reality, there are actually four parties involved – the content website, the user, the advertisement site itself, and the advertisement host server. Many companies advertising don’t have the resources to host themselves, additionally the content websites will rarely purchase ads directly from the companies themselves. Keep reading to learn if these ads are safe or not.  Read more

Ransomware: Why You Should Never Pay

Many recent ransomware attacks have caused huge disturbances, including the infamous WannaCry attack, Petya ransomware, and the most recent SamSam ransomware. “Ransomware” is an umbrella term for a group of  viruses that encrypt files of innocent people, businesses, and major corporations. Unsuspecting victims are told they can retrieve important documents by paying a “ransom,” hence the name. The FBI has released a statement letting people know that you shouldn’t fall for the “ransomware extortionists.” Unfortunately, every single day, there are cybercriminals literally profiting off of your sadness.

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This Is How You Can Create a Strong Password You’ll Actually Remember

This Is How You Can Create a Strong Password You’ll Actually Remember

Choosing a password can be a very stressful event. The worry between “not secure enough” and “much too complicated” looms over us all.

We highly suggest using Dashlane to store all your passwords (try it for free today) but if you feel more comfortable personalizing your passwords rather than having them generated, here comes one of our niftiest tricks: Read more

Malware Hall of Fame

Malware Hall of Fame

History has a way of remembering famous crimes and criminals: Bonnie and Clyde’s many heists, Al Capone’s St-Valentine’s Day Massacre or Guy Fawkes’ plan to blow up the English Parliament and King. We know their actions weren’t exactly morally upright but we can’t help but be fascinated! We’ve got a cure for that curiosity: this FixMeStick mini series will present some of the most famous and important online viruses, hacks, and crimes! Read more