When most people think of protecting their computers, they think of antivirus software. Viruses are a real problem, of course, but how well do antivirus (AV) apps protect you? And are there any downsides to using AV software? Turns out there are plenty – so many that the cons probably outweigh the pros for most people, on Apple Mac or on Windows PC. Don’t believe me? Listen to this show and then decide.
In other news: Google is finally bringing its Google One storage app to iOS, but don’t use it; Netgear has declared that at least 45 of their highly vulnerably routers will never be fixed; and if you’ve purchased anything from Amazon, you have a public profile – and you should review what others can see about you.
- Cryptomator: https://cryptomator.org/
- Sync.com secure cloud storage
- Netgear routers you should get rid of: https://www.tomsguide.com/news/netgear-routers-no-fixes
- My “pros & cons of AV” article: https://firewallsdontstopdragons.com/the-pros-and-cons-of-anti-virus-software/