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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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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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Ransomware Removal

Ransomware Removal

October 13, 2016

The internet has a reputation for being a place people can go to get their technology tampered with by others. One tool in the arsenal of the modern-day cybercriminal is ransomware. For those of you who don’t know, ransomware is software which is designed to make victims pay a certain amount of money before possibly […]

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3 Tips That can Indicate Your Computer Has Malware

3 Tips That can Indicate Your Computer Has Malware

September 15, 2016

The sheer amount of people who use the internet makes it a great place for malevolent opportunists, who can tamper with your technology, privacy, and income if you are not careful. Since I have not met anyone who enjoys having their privacy intruded on, technology broken, or income stolen, I am going to give you […]

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5 Key Tips For Cyber Insurance

5 Key Tips For Cyber Insurance

August 11, 2015

There’s no question that data breaches can be a very costly thing, just ask Sony Pictures. Remember when the movie company was breached last November allowing hackers to scour the company’s networks and have access to pretty much every facet of Sony’s data? Well, Sony remembers, mainly because the breach had estimated losses for the […]

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Where Are the Rights for Cyber-Crime Victims?

Where Are the Rights for Cyber-Crime Victims?

June 17, 2015

Ballard Spahr LLP, a law firm that helps companies with cyber-crime compliance issues and litigation, as well as other things, released information of the lawsuit on a major hack within a university’s networks. The press release was of Pennsylvania judge’s dismissal of a class action lawsuit filed against the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). […]

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Widely-Used Outdated SSL Protocol Has Major Vulnerability According to Google

Widely-Used Outdated SSL Protocol Has Major Vulnerability According to Google

April 21, 2015

Despite being obsolete for a long time but still widely utilized, the cryptographic protocol SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) 3.0 has just been revealed to have a gaping security flaw by Google’s Security Team. According to Bodo Möller, “This vulnerability allows the plaintext of secure connections to be calculated by a network attacker.” Despite the fact […]

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Yahoo’s New Password System Not An Improvement

Yahoo’s New Password System Not An Improvement

April 9, 2015

Yahoo recently introduced a new mechanism that is supposed to allow users to log in with temporary passwords that are sent to their smartphones. According to Yahoo, this is an attempt to simplify authentication for its services. Now this seems like this is a standard two-factor authentication system, the type where you need to provide […]

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Keep Your Computer and Data Protected with These Top 5 Antivirus Packages

Keep Your Computer and Data Protected with These Top 5 Antivirus Packages

March 24, 2015

You can be as careful as you want on the internet, and sometimes it just isn’t enough. You should always have some type of antivirus software on your computer. Right now we are going to look at the best software to protect yourself in no particular order. And always remember that Mac computers are NOT […]

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