Filed under Computer Security

BEWARE – CRYPTOWALL RANSOMWARE

Hang on to this post for the next 12-24 months to see if I am right or wrong. In the very near future, I believe ransomware attacks will increase and will likely be the number 1 type of attack, especially when it comes to the home computer user. The nastiest ransomware virus right now is … Continue reading

Cyber Security Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month (NCSAM). This is year number 11 for NCSAM. Technology has really changed in the last 11 years. We are more connected now than ever. In the past 11 years, the bad guys have gotten much better at compromising computers and stealing personal data. There are some people that … Continue reading

Cloud Hack

By now I am sure you have heard the news story about the 90+ celebrities (Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence is mentioned the most) that had nude or semi-nude pictures of themselves show up on the Internet. Supposedly a hacker was able to access their Apple iCloud accounts and steal the photos. Apple says that … Continue reading

The Internet of Everything  – Here Come The hackers

Just because you can does not mean you should, especially if you don’t do it well. What am I talking about? The Internet of Everything (IoE)  – connecting the unconnected. What is the Internet of Everything?  According to the Oxford dictionary, the Internet of Everything is – “A proposed development of the Internet in which … Continue reading

GOT HEARTBLEED TROUBLE?

A SECURE WEBSITE, A LOCK, HTTPS – WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? Hackers are always thinking of ways to steal your information. We are told to make sure that we are using a secure website whenever personal\private information is being sent. The two main ways to know if a site is secure is if it … Continue reading

WINDOWS XP AND YOUR BANK ACCOUNT

Did you know that Windows XP has been around for 13 years? On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide security patches for Windows XP. Why should you care? With no new security patches, Windows XP will be more vulnerable to hackers. About 80% of all ATMs in the United States still run Windows … Continue reading

6 TECH RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR

If you take care of your technology investment, it will take care of you. Here are 6 things you can do to minimize your technology troubles in 2014. 1. IMPROVE HOW YOU USE PASSWORDS Please stop using the same password for every account. Please stop using simple, easy to hack passwords. We all have way … Continue reading

CRYPTOLOCKER RANSOMWARE VIRUS

A new ransonmware virus is spreading. It is called CryptoLocker.  Like most ransomware, CryptoLocker takes control of your PC or files. In order to regain control, you must pay the hacker a ransom…money.  Once you pay up, they will relinquish control of your computer or files. Cryptolocker spreads primarily when infected email attachments are opened. Also, … Continue reading

Digital Stalking. Are You Sharing Too Much?

                    Think about every social media site that you use. Now think about the information you are sharing on these sites. There is a new mobile geo-location app called Girls Around Me. The app makes use of the public information that is shared in Facebook profiles … Continue reading