Filed under Encryption

WANNACRY DECRYPTOR WILL MAKE YOU CRY

  WHAT IS WANNACRY It is a version of malicious software (malware) called ransomware. Typical ransomware locks your computer and does not unlock your computer until you pay the amount of money\ransom that the hacker wants. I first wrote about ransomware in 2012. I said that the use of ransomware would increase. It is very … Continue reading

RANSOMWARE & TECHNOLOGY MOBSTERS

  I am sure you have heard of businesses paying money to organized crime thugs to ensure that their businesses don’t get burned down or that no one meets with any untimely physical misfortune. Will you or someone you know end up paying “rent” ($20-$100 a month) to digital mobsters in the near future? You … 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

STOLEN COMPUTERS = Personal Information Leak

Are you a member of the YMCA? If so, you may have received a letter regarding their computer theft and that your personal information could be in the hands of crooks. Here is another opportunity for me to talk about encryption. In this case, whole drive encryption. Encryption is when you take datainformation that can … Continue reading