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Reason Security Review: Advanced Protection from Today’s Privacy Threats


Cybersecurity has drastically changed over the past decade.

In the past, hackers mostly pranked people, changing certain computer settings or hacked the user’s email to fetch valuable information.

Sadly, this isn't the case today as hackers got extremely sophisticated. For instance, a hacker can hack a laptop camera and record his intimate moments or compromise his microphone. A hacker can alsohold your data “hostage” and ask for a ransome, and the list goes on and on.

Previously, most computer users just needed to install a decent antivirus to have all their bases covered, but today due to the variety of methods to compromise computer systems and users a more robust tool is required to monitor communications and peripherals like webcams and microphones can be hijacked to allow attackers to spy on unwitting victims.

To prevent these new threats, users must now turn to more capable security tools. Plain antivirus software that are limited to virus scans wouldn't be able to thwart all these new attack methods.

Today's savvier antivirus solutions need to protect users from data privacy vulnerabilities. That's why solutions like Reason Security are now integrating more privacy-oriented features specifically designed to block these threats, while continuing to offer up-to-date malware  protection and virus scanning services.




Here are the top threats that Reason is designed to mitigate.

Viruses and Malware



Any antivirus worth its salt must be able to protect users from the most fundamental of threats. Reason provides protection against viruses and malware through its accurate detection engine that is backed by a database with over a million malware samples. Reason can perform quick, full system, and custom scans to search for potentially malicious files and processes. It also supports real-time protection which checks if a file is malicious as soon as it's downloaded or accessed.

Camera and Microphone Hacking



Here’s where it gets interesting.

Aside from protection against viruses, Reason also protects against camera and microphone hacking. Most computers nowadays are equipped with webcams and mics. While these peripherals allow users to do voice and video calls over the internet, they can also be hijacked by hackers to spy on their private moments.

Reason monitors these devices so that users will be notified any time an application or process attempts to access them. The settings can be configured to only allow trusted applications, block or allow all access, or ask users for confirmation every time the cam or mic are to be used.

Ransomware




Ransomware has also become rife in recent years. This specific type of malware is designed to encrypt personal files and folders on target computers and forces users to pay ransom in order to get back access to their documents. Recent ransomware outbreaks have caused massive disruption even to governments and large enterprises. To ordinary users, ransomware could mean the loss of personal files, photos, and other important documents. Reasons monitors attempts by ransomware to encrypt files and blocks these from executing successfully.

Malicious Sites



Users can also be exposed to threats while browsing online. Phishing websites are also designed to trick users into giving up personal and financial information. They can also dupe users into downloading and running malware. Reason provides a complementary Chrome browser plugin that provides safe search and identifies links whether they are secure or not. Users can easily identify what links are safe to click and what links to avoid.

The Bottom Line

Reason security comes as a welcome choice for users looking for a security solution that’s fit for today's digital lifestyles, with a focus on privacy.

The software has a free "Essentials" version and a paid "Premium" version.

The Essentials version offers standard antivirus with threat detection and real-time protection and a fourteen-day trial for the camera protection. But since privacy protection is now a must, users are better off availing of the Premium version which includes camera and microphone protection, ransomware protection, and safe browsing. For $29.99 a year, Reason is as affordable as it gets considering all the protection features it provides.

Reason Security Review: Advanced Protection from Today’s Privacy Threats Reviewed by Irfan Shakeel on 12:12 AM Rating: 5

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