The Most Dangerous Hackers Today

No matter the color of their hat, hackers are a dangerous force to reckon with. AVG takes a look at some of the most prolific of our time. From state actors to skilled individuals, these people have rocked the digital world in some form or another. What can we learn from their exploits?

What is a Keylogger? | How to Protect Your Passwords

Your complete guide to keylogging: what it is, how to protect your passwords and credit card info, and how to detect and remove a keylogger.

What is a DDoS Attack? | The Ultimate Guide

Everything you ever wanted to know about Denial of Service attacks, including how they work, their history, and how to stay safe from one. This easy-to-read expose will help you better understand one of the most common attacks out there.

What is a Botnet? | How to Detect & Prevent

Zombies are real, and your computer might be one! Learn everything you’d ever want to know about botnets, including how to keep out of one. This comprehensive guide will also teach you about historical botnets, how they’re put together, and the sort of damage they can do to the unprepared.

Smart DNS Proxy Server vs VPN

What's the difference between a Smart DNS and a VPN? Find out when to use a Smart DNS and when to use a VPN to unblock websites, browse anonymously, or just stay safe online. Know what to look for when choosing a Smart DNS or VPN service.

What is malvertising? Attack of the ads

Ads can do more than deliver a nice deal or an annoying popup. They can deliver payloads of malware too. Find out how.

Mac Ransomware is Real | How to Prevent it & Remove it

Your complete guide to Mac ransomware, how to remove it and what you can do to protect yourself against attack. (Plus a quick story about hot dogs with human faces.)

What all Android Users Need to Know About Ransomware

Your complete guide to Android ransomware and what you can do to protect yourself against attacks.

What is phishing? Avoid phishing emails, scams & attacks

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about phishing emails (and then some) and how to avoid becoming a victim. Learn to secure yourself in minutes.

What is Ransomware: Guide to Protection and Removal

Worried about the next big ransomware attack? Read our guide to learn how to protect yourself against ransomware, or how to remove it if you’ve been infected.

Guide to Android App Permissions & How to Use Them Smartly

Guide to Android App Permissions & How to Use Them Smartly

What Is a Computer Virus? | The Ultimate Guide to PC Viruses

Find out what a computer virus is, what it does, how it spreads and how you can protect yourself, with examples of the most common types of virus.

What is a VPN? | Everything You Need to Know

The ultimate guide to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), how they work and how they protect you. Learn why you shouldn't surf without one, and how to choose one.

What is DNS hijacking?

You type in an address, and get redirected to a fake websites that steals your passwords. Here's how it happens, and what you can do to stay protected.

Digital Security Basics

How to be safe online? Getting an antivirus is a great first step in staying protected, but there is more to it than that. Read some digital security basics everyone should know.

What is Adware and How to Get Rid of It

Adware is aggressive or malicious advertising software that causes irritating things like popups or online tracking. Find out more about adware and how to remove it.

What is Spyware and Why You Should Care

Spyware is the sneakiest kind of malware: it is software made for spying on people. Find out more about how spyware works and how to remove it.

What is a Trojan Horse? Is it Malware or a Virus?

Trojans are a type of malicious software that can hide in your computer and steal bank details, credit card info and passwords. Learn how to prevent this.

What is Malware? How Malware Works & How to Remove it

Everything you should know about malware, how it works, what it does and how to remove it. Find the best anti-malware and malware removal tools here!

Show more articles