/Tag:Security

All about crypto-miners; is your computer making money for someone else?

2017 saw a real boom in cryptocurrencies. Awareness and value increased multiple times over, attracting the attention of the globe. It also attracted the attention of fraudsters and hackers who began to obtain these virtual coins in a dishonest way: crypto-currency miners appeared on the Internet, turning infected computers into a network of mining farms. [...]

By | 2018-07-24T12:28:09+00:00 July 24th, 2018|IT News, IT Security, Security, Tips & Tricks, Tips and Tricks|Comments Off on All about crypto-miners; is your computer making money for someone else?

The biggest computer bug…ever?

Well this should be one to go down for the ages.  Usually, if a problem arises if it only affects a small percentage of users and can quickly be fixed with a small patch.  But, if I were to say, for example, that all Dell computers were suddenly hit with a bug that left kernel [...]

By | 2018-01-04T14:34:41+00:00 January 4th, 2018|IT news and stories|Comments Off on The biggest computer bug…ever?

Microsoft Office 2007: Still used by many.

Whether it is Word, Excel or Powerpoint Microsoft's Office suite is used by the majority of students, consumers and businesses for everyday work. However, not everyone uses the latest version of Microsoft Office. In fact, a study by the IT company Spiceworks showed that out of 1,138 major US and Canadian companies  about 68% still use Microsoft Office 2007. [...]

By | 2017-11-14T11:26:00+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Software News|Comments Off on Microsoft Office 2007: Still used by many.

IoT Standardization: The Future of Security in IoT Devices.

If you haven't seen the wonderful world of IoT Devices (Internet of Things), you really haven't lived.  Lights you can control from your phone, speakers that answer questions, and locks that tell you when you left your door open or even let the delivery guy in.  It is estimated that by 2020 the number of [...]

By | 2017-10-30T12:17:53+00:00 October 30th, 2017|IT news and stories|Comments Off on IoT Standardization: The Future of Security in IoT Devices.

App Wrapping: Securing Your Mobile Device

It seems that in today's tech world data breaches are at the forefront of local, national and global news. From the data breaches at one of the world's largest credit reporting agencies, Equifax to the WannaCry virus that affected over 200,000 computer and medical devices worldwide it is clear that our data is constantly at risk. The threats are ever evolving and cast a dark shadow on the world of computers. However, with these threats to our computers, we often overlook the devices [...]

By | 2017-11-01T11:19:02+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|IT News, IT Security|Comments Off on App Wrapping: Securing Your Mobile Device

Three ways to handle a ransomware attack

In the world of malware, preventative measures always work best. In some cases, those are the only ways to combat an attack. Ransomware is unfortunately one of those cases. Here are the three most common ways people deal with a ransomware attack. The prepared approach Although it can be scary to think that a ransomware [...]

By | 2016-11-11T01:25:33+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Computer Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Three ways to handle a ransomware attack

There’s a new way your computer can get ransomware

Email has remained the medium of choice for infecting computers with ransomware. But recently there's been a slight shift in how that works - instead of emails containing the malware itself, Windows Script Files are attached which are used to distribute the ransomware. Windows Script Files (WSFs) are opened by Windows Script Host (WSH). Several [...]

By | 2016-10-14T12:07:00+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on There’s a new way your computer can get ransomware

How to use Wifi Assistant

Android's Wifi Assistant is a handy little tool that automatically secures open public networks with a Google VPN. It's available on every device running version 5.1 and above, so there's no reason not to use it. The basics Public networks will always be insecure. It's just too easy for hackers to infiltrate them, mirror existing [...]

By | 2016-10-13T21:04:19+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Computer Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to use Wifi Assistant

How to use firewalls

A firewall is just a barrier between your computer and the internet. Big companies who have a lot of sensitive data at stake usually have them in order to monitor incoming and outgoing web traffic for potential malware. But it's a good idea to use one at home, too. From the computer Windows Luckily, Windows [...]

By | 2016-10-12T19:19:01+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Computer Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to use firewalls

Chromebook fingerprint scanning is coming

  Fingerprint scanners are quickly becoming the security feature of choice. Apple and Samsung started the trend, but because of the ease and efficiency of fingerprint scanning, the concept is quickly catching on. Windows began using them on its Windows 10 PCs earlier. Google has certainly taken notice and plans to implement it for upcoming [...]

By | 2016-10-11T14:44:20+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Chromebook fingerprint scanning is coming
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