Countdown to Christmas Cyber Security Tip #18

Why should you use an Ad-Blocker?

Ad-Blockers are software designed to prevent adverts from appearing on webpages. But why would I want to stop seeing adverts on webpages you may ask?

Answer: Malware

There have been incidences where Cyber criminals have used adverts to disperse Malware. By clicking on the advert you run the risk of infecting the device you are using with malicious files.

In some cases, adverts don’t even require a click. They just automatically infect devices as a result of you simply viewing the website.

Other benefits of using Ad-blockers

  • Protect your privacy (Adverts usually track your online behaviour)
  • Better user experience
  • Webpages tend to load faster.
  • Save battery on mobile devices.

 

 

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