1612, 2019

Nasty malware can bypass Windows 10 security

By |December 16, 2019|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Researchers have discovered a type of malware that can easily bypass the security protocols of Windows 10. This malware is a new variation of ransomware called Snatch, and it comes with an added data stealer component. Designed to target corporate networks rather than consumers, Snatch has been modified to reboot [...]

309, 2019

No ransom: A place for free decryption

By |September 3, 2019|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , |

Although a ransomware attack may seem targeted, you’re not the only one who’s been infected. Ransomware is spreading at an alarming rate, and the further it goes, the more resources are allocated to fighting it. If your data is held hostage, refer to this list of free decryptors you can [...]

108, 2019

Tweaking your Windows 10 installation

By |August 1, 2019|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |

Once you've unboxed that laptop you just bought, there are important things that need to be done. After installing Windows 10, you must unlock its full potential by customizing some critical settings. You can ask a technician for help with this, but here are a few things you can do [...]

2805, 2019

9 Cybersecurity terms you need to know

By |May 28, 2019|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility. But you don’t need to be an IT expert to know how to protect yourself from a cyberattack. To help you get started, here are helpful terms you need to know so you’re not left in the dark, whether you’re teaching yourself how to update your [...]

1004, 2019

How Windows 10 features keep ransomware at bay

By |April 10, 2019|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The ransomware threat isn’t going away anytime soon, which is bad news for computer users everywhere. Fortunately, Windows 10 has built-in security features to keep you from falling victim to ransomware. Controlled Folder Access This feature allows you to list certain documents and folders as “protected.” Only whitelisted programs can [...]

504, 2019

Are Macs vulnerable to viruses?

By |April 5, 2019|Categories: Apple|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

It is common knowledge that Windows computers tend to deal with an assortment of viruses and malware, but many people fail to realize that even Macs face similar threats. Virus creators have become adept at finding back doors and other vulnerabilities, that even Macs can be targeted. Viruses that affect [...]

2203, 2019

Every business needs an MSP for cybersecurity

By |March 22, 2019|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , |

Businesses can no longer afford to relegate cybersecurity to the bottom of the budget, not with cyberattacks targeting any business regardless of size, strict security, and privacy regulations surrounding data. Businesses with a small or limited budget have the advantage of partnering with a managed IT services provider (MSP) for [...]

1303, 2019

Stop ransomware with virtualization

By |March 13, 2019|Categories: Virtualization|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts your data and makes it impossible to access unless you pay a ransom. While it may appear to be difficult to stop, you should never give in to the hacker’s demands. Before you end up being a victim of ransomware, protect yourself [...]

2412, 2018

Ransomware wants to get in your Android device

By |December 24, 2018|Categories: Android|Tags: , , , , , |

The increasing usage of mobile devices, specifically by businesses, will naturally entice more hackers to develop mobile ransomware. What is this form of malware, and how can you keep it from invading your Android device? How does ransomware make it onto your Android device? Like its desktop equivalent, mobile ransomware [...]

2111, 2018

Protecting your Android mobile devices

By |November 21, 2018|Categories: Android|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

When personal and professional information live on one mobile device, a small breach can have huge impacts. As the adoption of bring your own device (BYOD) policies increase, employee awareness of cyberthreats becomes critical. Here are five tips for avoiding common Android-based security risks. Unsafe devices Sometimes, the device itself [...]

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