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WannaCry Ransomware Attacks – Why Keeping your OS Updated Matters

WannaCry Ransomware Attacks – Why Keeping your OS Updated Matters

May 17, 2017

Whenever you get the opportunity to update your operating system, please do it. You may be uncomfortable with the updates applied at first, but at least you reduce the risk of being heckled for money by your own computer. Last Friday marked the start of a huge ransomware attack. This specific ransomware attack has been […]

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The Perils of Using Legacy Systems

The Perils of Using Legacy Systems

April 12, 2017

Older products often lack the benefits provided by newer products. For example, an old flip phone does not have all the benefits of a modern-day smartphone. However, using older technology does not mean that you only have less features than what is available with current technology. Using older technology also means that in many cases […]

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Three Main Methods of Ransomware Delivery

Three Main Methods of Ransomware Delivery

March 8, 2017

Spring is almost upon us, but before we begin hanging up our winter coats, let us take a look back to the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. A few days before the Presidential Inauguration, which was on January 20th, Washington D.C. had a brief ransomware infection. This infection affected systems which were networked with some of the […]

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Protecting Your Accounts with Multi-Step Authentication

Protecting Your Accounts with Multi-Step Authentication

February 8, 2017

For those of you who do not already know, two factor authentication is a method of adding extra security to a product or service by requiring the user to provide their traditional account information, such as username & password, as well as an additional piece of information which can come in many forms. Two forms […]

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5 Ways to Speed Up Your Slow Computer

5 Ways to Speed Up Your Slow Computer

January 23, 2017

If your computer is over a year old, studies show that it is more than likely that your computer is not running as nearly as fast as it should be/ its not as fast as it was when you first got it. If you feel you may not be getting what your computer is capable […]

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4 Computer Security Threats You May Not Be Aware of

4 Computer Security Threats You May Not Be Aware of

January 16, 2017

Most of us know the drill of pulling up our antivirus software and running a quick system scan or relying on other built in security protections that come pre-loaded onto our devices, but antivirus softwares and Windows Defender are not the only things which can keep your computer protected. A huge determining factor in whether […]

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How To Ensure That Your ISP Isn’t Lying

How To Ensure That Your ISP Isn’t Lying

January 10, 2017

How many times has your internet service provider told you you should be getting X up and Y down yet you cant even play your games when your mom is watching Netflix in the other room? Well now it is easier than ever to make sure your ISP isn’t ripping you off. Ookla, the company […]

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3 Tips to Help You Get More out of Your Computer

3 Tips to Help You Get More out of Your Computer

January 5, 2017

It’s a brand new year, which means that the gyms will be packed for the next three months or so, and many salads will be consumed. However, you should make your New Year’s resolution more than just to improve the management of your physical condition, you should also aim to improve your management of your […]

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The Importance of Passwords and Password Management

The Importance of Passwords and Password Management

December 27, 2016

If I had a penny for every time a website told me that my password was too weak, I’d probably have enough for a combo meal from any fast food restaurant. This time it’s my turn to give the password lecture all in the name of cyber security. There are many ways websites go about […]

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Why You Should Get MacOS 10.12.2

Why You Should Get MacOS 10.12.2

December 20, 2016

There is more of reason to switch to Apples new macOS 10.12.2 than better battery life. A Swedish hacker made a device that steals passwords off a mac just by connecting a cable. By simply connecting a device running his PCILeech software to a MacBook’s Thunderbolt port, then forcing a reboot, you can gain the system’s password in less […]

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