Posts Tagged: malware

Some Basic Ways To Help Maintain Your Computer’s Security

Some Basic Ways To Help Maintain Your Computer’s Security

September 5, 2014

Have you ever noticed just how much of our lives depend on electronics now? Not only do we use our phones for just about everything these days, but we also tend to live through technology. From Facebook to Twitter to Instagram, we post about everything that goes on in our lives today. Everything we do […]

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Computer Security Watch – Aug 5 2014

Computer Security Watch – Aug 5 2014

August 5, 2014

Ding! Ding! Round Two! Today’s Top Threat Downloader.Sesafer The Downloader.Sesafer does as the name suggests, it is a Trojan horse that will download potentially malicious files to your PC and infect your machine. While it’s on your machine it will do its best to steal your information! Today’s Top Stories When Were Computer Viruses First […]

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New Malware Encrypts User Files, Demands Ransom For Decryption

New Malware Encrypts User Files, Demands Ransom For Decryption

June 8, 2014

It looks as if computer users are going to need some help from Mel Gibson as many people are finding their machines under ransom. Yeah, you read that right….ransom. According to a recent report from Cisco Systems, a number of malicious advertisements have begun popping up on some very big name websites, including Disney, Facebook […]

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Computer Security Watch – June 2 2014

Computer Security Watch – June 2 2014

June 2, 2014

The Best Defense, Is A Good Offense   Today’s Top Threat Trojan.Cryptolocker.F The Cryptolocker Trojan virus is an incredibly annoying and nasty virus. We often find this virus lying in wait in unsolicited emails pretending to be important. When the cryptolocker hits your computer it will encrypt all the files on your PC and demand […]

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Feds Shut Down Zeus Botnet

Feds Shut Down Zeus Botnet

June 2, 2014

If you have been keeping up with the technology news lately you may have noticed a trend growing, the FBI is getting fed up with hackers, scammers, and virus creators. Today in the latest string of massive arrests the FBI came down on a group of users spreading the elusive Gameover Zeus Botnet virus. The […]

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Are Your Security Settings At Risk By Using Chrome?

Are Your Security Settings At Risk By Using Chrome?

February 3, 2014

It is never easier having something taken from you. There are certain things that you expect to be kept safe from harm or prying eyes. Take your software for example. When using software from other companies, such as web browsers, you expect it to be relatively secure when dealing with personal information or settings. Not […]

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Which Operating System Is Right For You?

Which Operating System Is Right For You?

January 28, 2014

It really is easy to forget what makes our devices tick. We use them so much that it becomes second nature to us, literally. Most know about all of the circuitry and inner workings of their devices. If we crack them open, we see all of the wiring on green plastic boards with lots of […]

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3 Ways Ways To Keep Your Computer Running Fast

3 Ways Ways To Keep Your Computer Running Fast

January 9, 2014

Keeping up with all the new technology that comes out can be quite daunting. The urge to pick up a faster computer can be really strong if you are working with a system that’s gotten a few years on it and has started to slow down. But just because your computer may be sluggish doesn’t […]

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Teach Your Employees 3 Essential Things About Tech Security

Teach Your Employees 3 Essential Things About Tech Security

March 6, 2013

Think about your office and the people you have sitting behind the computers.  Or think about your remote workforce in their home offices or on the road with their laptops and mobile devices gripped firmly in their hands.  Whether you realize it or not, all of these workers play a vital role in protecting your […]

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What are malware, viruses, spyware, and cookies, and what differentiates them?

What are malware, viruses, spyware, and cookies, and what differentiates them?

October 3, 2012

Sometimes putting something into a QA style helps people understand, so let’s do this with an issue that affects the entire world. Q: What are malware, viruses, spyware, and cookies, and what differentiates them? A: Let us take the easy one first. “Malware” is short for malicious software and is typically used as a catch-all […]

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