Thursday, May 25, 2017
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social network

Staying Safe on Social Networks

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” (Mother Night; Kurt Vonnegut; Fawcett; 1961) It's even easier to be sociable on social media...

How to Prevent Ransomware: 21 Tips and Tricks

Nowadays ransomware prevention is very important thing to know. Having in mind that submitting the ransom might be the only option for recovering data, users should learn some tricks to keep...
iot

Ransomware Welcomes the Internet of Everything

With everything becoming increasingly connected electronically, the IoT (the 'Internet of Things') provides a perfect breeding ground for ransomware. In 1999 technology expert Kevin Ashton conceived a vision like some device from...
email

Keep Your Email Communication Private

Most of us use e-mail every day and we take it for granted – but how safe is it really? E-mail is like a traditional message - if it's opened, it can...
email protection

3 Ways To Protect Your E-mail Address From Spammers

Now, spam is not just a pain in the proverbial processor – it's a real live and kicking threat. Apart from having to constantly clean up the garbage, one careless click...
backup vs sync

File Synchronization Vs. File Backup

File Synchronization File-syncing is used in operating systems to perform effective backups. It is also used on dedicated platforms for file-sharing (such as Synchronize It!). Updated files are copied either in one...
identity theft

How to Protect Yourself Against Identity Scams

The IRS have passed the buck again by stating that the recent massive compromise is as a result of customers' own security failure. They are blaming the taxpayer for weak security...
rogue software

What is Rogue Security Software, Risks and Protection

What is Rogue Security Software? Rogue Security Software, also known as Fake AV (Antivirus) Software, or Rogue Antivirus Software, is a malicious computer program which is illicitly promoted and distributed as a...
webcam

Why You Should Disable Your Webcam

This subject was once considered paranoia, though events have proven that it is possible to spy on a user by hijacking a webcam. Of course, if there is hardware attached to...
malvertising

Report: Ransomware and Malvertising

The biggest cyber-threats in the last three months have been from ransomware and malvertising. The bill for the recent ransomware attack on the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in California was $17...