Month: March 2017

Are You Backing Up Your Data?

Several people believe backing up your data is critical to staying safe from malware attacks.  However, backing up your data has benefits beyond a malware attack.  For instance if your hard drive crashes, you’ll lose everything.  Unless you’ve backed it all up. So, do you back up your data?  Please take part in our survey …

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Phone Scams Costing Victims, All Over One Word

“Can You Hear Me Okay?” Consumer alerts have been booming regarding recent phone scams that are hitting nationwide.  Scammers are calling, claiming to be from customer support teams.  All they want to hear you say is “yes”.  Often times the phone call will initiate as simple as, “This is Tom Jones from customer support services. …

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Users Grant Malware Permission to Manipulate Contact Information

Crusader Malware Manipulates Contact Information A new malware deemed Crusader has been found being installed on PCs all over.  The malware is actually an add-on to free bundle software programs.  By granting Crusader the permission they request, users are authorizing contact information found within ads to be manipulated.  Therefore, a legitimate ad could be altered …

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Microsoft Windows

What’s the Difference Between System Reset and System Restore?

System Reset or System Restore? Resetting your PC and doing a system restore can both be effective methods to alter your PC to either factory settings or to a previous point in PC usage. Resetting your PC takes it back to factory settings.  This means all of your software will be removed.  You do have …

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Cyber Security Hygiene Affects Network and Endpoint Security with Application Whitelisting

Alternative Malware Detection Method Proven Highly Effective

Securing your data from a malware attack, should be your primary priority when it comes to data security.  However, it appears a vast majority of organizations, both large and small, aren’t taking the preventative steps necessary to properly secure their data.  With more businesses, educational institutions, government agencies and non-profits falling victim to malware attacks …

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Dutch Parliament “Briefly” Hit with Ransomware

Are the Turks responsible for the ransomware hit on the Dutch Parliament? As previously reported, there has been some hostility overseas between Turkey and Germany and the Netherlands.  Germany and the Netherlands have banned Turkish ministers from campaigning in their regions for an upcoming election.  This ban has caused strains between the three areas, which …

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Windows Vista Extended Support Ending Next Month

Hasta la Vista, Windows Vista Microsoft is scheduled to terminate their extended support for their Windows Vista operating system on April 11, 2017.  This means Microsoft will no longer be providing updates or security patches for this operating system.  If you are currently a Vista user, and love the operating platform, you can certainly continue …

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Another Urology Clinic Hit With Ransomware

Another Urology Clinic is Victimized In late 2016, the Metropolitan Urology Group was hit with ransomware.  Now, Urology Austin, located in Austin, Texas, just released they were hit with ransomware on January 22, 2017.  Ransomware, the malware that locks critical files and demands a payment from the victim to release the files, has been taking the …

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