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10 Tips to Stop Cyber-Criminals from Ruining Your Holiday

Often when we go on holiday we jeopardise our own personal information, either by using credit cards in foreign countries, announcing our travels on social media or using open networks while travelling. Below are 10 tips on how to be more cautious when on holiday.

1  Don’t shout it from the rooftops

Don’t broadcast your upcoming holiday on social media. And if you do, then don’t reveal too many details about your plans. This information could be useful for someone with a sinister motive and could leave your home and valuables exposed.

Make sure you deactivate your GPS. This way you don’t have to worry about it giving away clues of your whereabouts which might avert criminals to the fact that you’re out of town.

2  Back-up all your devices

If you have decided  to take your laptop, tablet or smartphone with you on holiday – don’t forget to make back-ups of the data and store it in a secure place.
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How to Protect Your “P@ssw0rd”

According to recent reports “password,” “iloveyou” and “123456” are still some of the most commonly used passwords. In an era where most of our interactions take place online, it’s time to consider setting up stronger and more efficient passwords. There is no doubt that almost every aspect of our online lives requires a password, whether you are doing online banking, connecting to social media, checking your email or even registering to certain websites. Like most people you probably use the same “soundproof” password that you’ve been using for years.

It is this mind-set that leads to an increased risk profile. With 2014 fast becoming “the year of the breach,” people need to take necessary precautions to avoid falling victim to hacking or cyber-crime.

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Panda Free Antivirus 2015 Named Editor’s Choice

Panda Free Antivirus 2015 was named PC Mag’s Editor’s choice as well as receiving an outstanding review from PC World. Panda Cloud Antivirus was launched in 2009 as the first free cloud-based antivirus. This was an innovative approach at the time that broke away from the traditional signature-based model and allowed us to offer a solution with high detection capabilities and minimal impact on computer performance. Over these last five years, the product has continuously evolved, increasing its capacity to counter new malware and protecting millions of computers around the world.

“Panda Free Antivirus 2015 scores on par with the best commercial antivirus tools, both in our hands-on tests and independent labs tests. It’s a new Editors’ Choice for free antivirus,’ says PC Mag’s Neil Rubenking.

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PUPs: What are they and how to avoid them?

What is a PUP?

PUP stands for Potentially Unwanted Program. This term was adopted as a more consumer friendly version of what was commonly called Grayware. Both terms accurately describe the software, because although it may not be illegal software in most cases – it is often unwanted software. It is common for security products to include PUP detection to some degree as this type of software does have an effect on the end user experience.

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Introducing Panda Cloud Antivirus Version 1.3

Latest release of fastest growing cloud antivirus service takes major step forward in consumer PC protection and convenience

Panda Security has announced the launch of Panda Cloud Antivirus version 1.3. The release features a new security safeguard against malicious websites, as well as improvements to the user experience, in both the Free and Pro Editions. Users of both Cloud Antivirus products will continue to benefit from the real-time protection with the minimal computer resource consumption that they have come to expect from Panda.

Adding another layer of cloud-based protection to both the Free and Pro editions, Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.3 has incorporated a URL and web filtering feature which blocks suspicious and malicious websites before they can exploit vulnerabilities and inflict damage upon the user. In addition, those using the Free Edition will now benefit from automatic and transparent upgrades to the latest program releases: a feature previously reserved for Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro. Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.3 has also removed all pop-up advertisements from the Free Edition: a usability benefit that has always been included in the Pro Edition.

“Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.3 Free Edition continues to provide the best no-cost protection, while the Pro Edition remains an excellent investment in home security at an affordable price point” , says Jeremy Matthews, head of Panda’s sub-Saharan operations.

In a recent comparative test of leading free antivirus programs conducted by AV-Test.org for its Q2 Product Review and Certification Report, Panda Security’s antivirus detection software earned the top spot, detecting 99.87 percent of the zoo malware collection, the highest from all products tested.

Panda Antivirus also continues to win prestigious industry awards and accolades for its ability to deliver real-time protection with minimal impact on PC performance. The product was most recently honored as a Runner-Up in the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards and is the reigning Editor’s Choice in PCMag.com’s free antivirus software category.

Both products are available now and can be downloaded at http://www.cloudantivirus.com.

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Panda Cloud AV is number 1!

Panda Cloud Antivirus has received yet another accolade! About.com has ranked the free cloud based security solution as their number one choice in their top 10 antivirus for Windows-based PCs.

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Panda takes free antivirus to a whole new level with Panda Cloud Antivirus. The only free cloud-based scanner, Panda antivirus software takes all the processing off your PC, giving you a lighter, faster, and more proactive antivirus protection. Or for for a very low price you can upgrade to Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro and gain additional features as well as 24/7 tech support.