Has Someone Offered to Hold Your Data… for a Fee?!
Christa Hartman recently posted a blog about the threat of ransomware. Check out the informative two part blog here and here. Please be aware of a new version that has recently become more prevalent infecting computers across the internet. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team released a report documenting CryptoLocker Ransomware. Ransomware has become […]
What if your PC was held for ransom… Part 2
Recently, I posted a blog on ransomware – a form of malicious software that can hold your computer and data files hostage until a ransom is paid. I listed a couple things you can do to minimize the risk of being infected by these types of attacks. And at the end, I left you with […]
What if your PC was held for ransom….. Part 1
As if viruses, worms, Trojan horses, malware, and phishing scams aren’t bad enough, there is another form of malicious software out there that can hold your computer and data files hostage – ransomware. This type of malware denies you access to your computer or files until you pay a ransom. It is an extortion racket […]
Balloons carrying the Internet… What???
We take for granted that at any point and time we can access the Internet – whether we are at home or work or on the go. And most of us have multiple ways of doing so – PC, tablet, and smart phone. But believe it or not only 2.7 billion people in the world […]
Do I need a server?
Well, do ya, punk? Dirty Harry aside, many people think trying to set up their office is luck of the draw concerning the devices they need. And, over the years, the idea of a server within the office has become as archaic as Lotus Notes. Do not simply assume that you need a server just […]
Hello? This is Bill Gates calling….
Cybercrime is a 24/7/365 business. Cybercriminals not only send fraudulent emails or set up fake websites to lure you into handing over your personal information, they also might call you on the phone. One such phone scam that is still alive and well is the Microsoft Tech Support scam. This scam involves a person calling […]
I want dual-monitors. But how?
The look of dual monitors when using a computer is very cool. It is enticing. All that room is just sitting there waiting to be used. Watching a video while reading email, keeping two spreadsheets open at the same time, copying documents, the available uses are endless. With the size of monitors these days, you […]
Securing Your Online Passwords
By now everyone should know that a strong password is the first line of defense against cyber criminals. It is wise to choose a different password for all of your important accounts. A strong password that consists of mixed-case letters, numbers, and symbols is much harder for a hacker to guess. One idea is to […]