1307, 2017

Why Nyetya is more threatening than WannaCry

By |July 13, 2017|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , |

The WannaCry ransomware, which infected 200,000 business globally and made over $100,000 in ransom payments, is said to be one of the worst cyber attacks in history. However, a new ransomware strain named Nyetya is shaping up to be a more formidable security threat. It has already affected businesses globally, [...]

2806, 2017

Why is Windows XP getting updates?

By |June 28, 2017|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Microsoft products usually have an end-of-support date, where no more feature updates and security patches will be offered. However, earlier this month, Microsoft has released a security update for Windows XP, an operating system that has been unsupported since 2014. Although releasing a patch for an old system seems unusual, [...]

2706, 2017

Wikileaks details router vulnerabilities

By |June 27, 2017|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When we write about how antivirus software isn’t enough to keep you safe from malware, it’s not just scare tactics. There are so many ways hackers can break into your system that antivirus solutions will never catch. For a real-world example, look no further than the router exploit kit recently [...]

906, 2017

Basic PC fixes are costing you money

By |June 9, 2017|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , |

When your employees seek your IT security staff’s help to fix their personal computer (PC) problems, it’s often perceived as a productive use of everyone’s time. After all, employees must have working computers and IT professionals are expected to resolve any technology issues. What doesn’t get acknowledged, however, is that [...]

506, 2017

How HIPAA wards off ransomware threats

By |June 5, 2017|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Hospitals and healthcare organizations are usually the first victims of malware attacks. WannaCry ransomware -- malicious software that encrypts files until the victim decides to pay the Bitcoin ransom -- took advantage of this when it hit several healthcare institutions last month. With more malware expected to target the healthcare [...]

2505, 2017

WannaCry: A historic cyberattack

By |May 25, 2017|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

No one can escape the news of WannaCry. The IT industry has been covering this type of malware for years, but never has one campaign spread so far or infected so many computers. Read on to gain a greater understanding of what happened and how to prepare yourself for the [...]

2305, 2017

How to defend against WannaCry

By |May 23, 2017|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Both businesses and individuals across dozens of countries are scrambling to fix their computer systems after a ransomware, named WannaCry, caused major disruptions earlier this month. Like most ransomware, WannaCry encrypts files and demands a Bitcoin payment for their release. What’s worse, more WannaCry variants will likely be developed in [...]

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