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Vulnerability of the Year: Ransomware

“Um, honey, I think we have a problem. The computer is telling me that all the files on it have been encrypted. This is your sort of thing, right?” Inhaling, I let my dear hubby’s words sink in. Ransomware? My sort of thing? In 2016, ransomware was everybody’s sort of thing. Ransomware is nothing new. In fact, in internet years it’s older than dirt. It’s … Continue reading Vulnerability of the Year: Ransomware

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What (not) to Buy for the Holidays — 2016’s Most Hackable Gifts

Let’s level for a moment, shall we? Sure, we love the holidays (whatever holiday it is that you may be celebrating at this time of year). We savor cozy memories of cocoa and fireplaces, we revel in the warm and fuzzy emotions that come with spending time with friends, and we almost enjoy the biting cold nipping at our noses. But what we really like the … Continue reading What (not) to Buy for the Holidays — 2016’s Most Hackable Gifts

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16 for 2016 – Don’t Fall for These Holiday Scams!!

It’s that frosty time of year again, when the days are short and the deals online are abundant. And just like last year when we told you about the holiday scams running rampant on Facebook, Twitter and the like, we hoped that in some small way, it would help put an end to cruel holiday scams. But alas, they still happen, and alas even more, … Continue reading 16 for 2016 – Don’t Fall for These Holiday Scams!!

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The Gooligan Android Breach – What you Need to Know

As if worrying that your Android might suddenly explode wasn’t enough to worry about. Researchers at Security fIrm Check Point have just announced the emergence of a new strain of Android-attacking malware, which they’re calling Gooligan, a particularly powerful variant of an older Android malware called Ghost Push. Spreading through apps in third party app stores, Gooligan is affecting 13,000 devices a day and targets … Continue reading The Gooligan Android Breach – What you Need to Know

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25 Tips for a Safe Computer Security Day (and every other day, too!)

There sure are a lot of reasons to celebrate this time of year. Between all the great food, good cheer and amazing deals, it’s easy to get caught up in the festivities. Perhaps that’s why November 30th was designated as Computer Security Day back in 1998 and we still “observe” it today — to remind us that no matter how much fun we’re having, posting … Continue reading 25 Tips for a Safe Computer Security Day (and every other day, too!)

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The (Rotten) Gift that Keeps on Giving

Oh, Thanksgiving Day. You probably get a warm and fuzzy feeling even before the sugar high hits your brain just thinking about the mashed potato and turkey-packed day. What you’re probably not thinking about is that first Thanksgiving Day back in 1621. There were Pilgrims and Native Americans, food and gifts, don’t forget the gifts! The Native Americans gave the newbies their trade secrets for … Continue reading The (Rotten) Gift that Keeps on Giving