Month: March 2019

PC Matic Shield

I Installed PC Matic, Now What?

So you decided to purchase PC Matic and take a better approach to security on your devices, but aren’t sure where to go from here. Well don’t worry, because we’ve got your back! Lets get installed! After purchasing PC Matic the final page you reach should initiate a download of the PC Matic installer automatically. …

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Just How Connected Are You?

To quote Cinderella (the band not the princess), “you don’t know what you got, til it’s gone.” The other day my router was on the fritz. In an attempt to fix it, I ended up doing a reboot, changing WiFi passwords, dropping and adding connections etc. Eventually it was fixed. However, this left me with …

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PC Matic Shield

Responding to the Computer Skeptic

It has been brought to PC Pitstop’s attention, the Courier Journal published an opinion piece regarding PC Matic – written by self-proclaimed “computer techie”, Jim Fisher. Unfortunately, the article was littered with misinformation about PC Pitstop, PC Matic and even personal attacks against the company’s CEO, Rob Cheng. Moreover, there is no indication that Mr. …

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Malware Worms Past Google Play Store’s Controls — Again

Like other app stores, Android’s Google Play Store attempts to mitigate the risk of malware exposure within their approved apps. Unfortunately, malware authors are finding ways to worm their way past these controls. Most recently, cyber criminals developed an ad-serving platform which was included in approximately 200 different Android apps, likely without the knowledge of …

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Ransomware Attack Hits Three U.S. Colleges, Demanding Payment from Students

Cyber Criminals Target U.S. Colleges, Then Demand $3,800 Payment from Each Impacted Student An unknown ransomware variant recently hit three U.S. colleges in the Midwest and East Coast. The three targeted colleges include Oberlin College of Ohio, Grinnell College of Iowa, and New York’s Hamilton College. An investigation confirmed cyber criminals were able to access …

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A Major Message of RSA

According to one of the world’s largest cyber security conferences, RSA, there is no way to reliably stop future cyber attacks. This sounds rather dismal. Yet, depending on the security approach being deployed, it may be entirely accurate. In order to effectively stop future cyber attacks, there are proactive approaches businesses of all shapes and …

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