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My Digital Identity

Sharp Perspectives on Identity, Security, and Privacy

Requested Security References

Requested Security References

The following are some reference links requested from my Information System
Security Officer Orientation
course.

Reference for Urban Legends and Scams

Free Windows Malware Protection Applications:

Web of Trust Crowdsourced Website Reputation

  • This browser WOT software
    can provide warnings about Web sites that have a bad reputation for malware,
    incorrect information, or aggressive marketing scams

Privacy

Future Computer UX Security Challenges

Best Free Anti-Virus Utilities

I was just asked recently what my recommendations are for best free anti-malware software. I checked my previous recommendations and was shocked that they were made 10 years ago. My how time flies but thankfully sometimes recommendations can stand the test of time.

PCMag just made a new set of recommendations (March 1 2016) for free Anti-virus protection software

I have had good experiences with AVG, Panda, and Checkpoint. My experience with Checkpoint is with their ZoneAlarm firewall which works well but has a lot of ads. Good to see that AVG and Panda are still top rated and in business after all these years.

Consumer Affairs also has a fairly detailed roundup of anti-virus product reviews which could be useful to consult if you want to include commercial software at various prices.