If malware infects your computer, it would either crash at random, display annoying ads or notifications, or slow down. An Android device that has been breached by malware will not immediately show any signs of infection, unless it’s ransomware. How does ransomware make it onto your Android device? Like its desktop equivalent, mobile ransomware needs […]
As bring your own device (BYOD) policies become common practice for companies today, business owners must keep in mind the possible cybersecurity implications of connecting more devices to the company network. If your employees are using Android devices, here are the top five security threats they need to be aware of as well as how […]
We’ve all heard that we should change our passwords on a regular basis and we should not use the same password for multiple accounts – but why?
Here is a good, real-life example that occurred recently (the name is changed to protect the guilty).
Jack thought that using multiple passwords was too bothersome, he had better things to do than try to figure out what password to use.
There are things that need to be done after unboxing a new laptop. After installing Microsoft’s Windows 10, you need to unlock its full potential by tweaking some important settings. The best thing to do is get help from a technician, but there are a few things you can do without assistance. #1 Check for […]
From CryptoLocker to WannaCry, ransomware has grown in sophistication and scope over the past few years. And given its widespread success with hackers, more ransomware attacks will likely be developed further into 2018. In anticipation of these attacks, many experts are saying that virtualized disaster recovery solutions may be the best way to defend against […]
“Fad” is a dirty word for many small-business owners. Whether it’s what they’re selling or what they’re investing in, business owners need long-term and reliable investments to secure their future. With 2017 in the rearview mirror, we finally know what was a fad and what was a smart investment. See for yourself! Small businesses love […]
“Script kiddies” are a type of computer hacker that copies malware programs from more experienced creators and put their own name on it. WannaCry was programmed by script kiddies, and the group they stole the malware from is selling a new set of vulnerabilities. Who are the ShadowBrokers? There are several theories about who the […]
By now, most people know what ransomware is: malicious software that threatens to publish or erase its victims’ data unless they pay a ransom. But with the surge in mobile device computing, it was inevitable that ransomware would adapt to find new victims. Let’s discuss how it works and what you can do to prevent […]
The WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks were a huge wakeup call for healthcare organizations to update their security software. Unfortunately, hackers evolve at an incredible rate, and they’ve developed a new ‘Locky-like’ ransomware strain that can catch many in the healthcare industry off guard. Using old tricks The new ransomware strain, known as ‘IKARUSdilapidated,’ behaves […]
Disguising itself as an invoice proved to be an effective approach for the original Locky ransomware, which infected millions of users in 2016. Although it was mostly defeated, hackers are currently using a similar approach to spreading a new type of malware. In 2017, a new Locky ransomware is poised to duplicate the success of […]