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Ransomware: Protection and Recovery

Ransomware, the breed a malicious software that takes your computer hostage by encrypting files and demanding a ransom payment to unlock them, continues to be the scourge of computer networks everywhere. In the past month, ransomware attacks were carried out on a massive scale, including attacks on the Colorado Department of Transportation and the City

By |April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Denver IT, Helpful Security Links, IT Articles, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Ransomware: Protection and Recovery

Meltdown and Spectre

Last week, the technology world was shaken by the announcement of two flaws that reach deeply into modern computer architecture and affect just about every operating system and device in use now. The two flaws, named Meltdown and Spectre, are both caused by the way the hardware processor interacts with the operating system on every

By |January 9th, 2018|Categories: Helpful Security Links, IT Articles|Comments Off on Meltdown and Spectre

Local Admin Blues

One of the most prevalent security risks we encounter is setting users to be local administrators on their workstations. This is usually set up because some important software application requires it, or users need the ability to make certain changes to their workstations - like changing wifi networks or adding printers. While setting a user

By |November 14th, 2017|Categories: IT Articles, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Local Admin Blues

New Ransomware Strain

This week in Security News, a new ransomware called Bad Rabbit has been infecting networks in Russia, Asia, and Europe since yesterday. Some infections in the US have also been reported. So far it’s not spreading nearly as quickly as WannaCry and Petya, fortunately. Here are the important bits: It seems to be infecting computers

By |October 26th, 2017|Categories: Helpful Security Links, Tech Tips|Comments Off on New Ransomware Strain

Serious Wifi Flaw Discovered

A new and serious flaw with wireless networking was announced this morning. We are waiting for companies to provide patches to fix the security risk, and will update the wifi system as soon as they are available. Once the network has been patched, we will send out an email to let everyone know. What is

By |October 16th, 2017|Categories: Helpful Security Links, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Serious Wifi Flaw Discovered

The Changing Face of Security Threats

In today’s day and age, we find ourselves the subject of digital attack. As the time has changed technology from room sized computers doing math to the world in your hand held device, so has time changed the people and the technique they use to exploit these advancements. We used to have greasy hackers in

By |May 15th, 2017|Categories: Denver IT|Comments Off on The Changing Face of Security Threats

Make a bootable USB flash drive to wipe an old hard drive

Make a bootable USB flash drive to wipe an old hard drive To use a USB to wipe an old hard drive on a Windows PC: Download the DBAN *.iso image from http://www.dban.org/download. Insert a USB flash drive with 32MB+ available space. Download the Universal USB-Installer, which converts the *.iso image to USB flash http://www.pendrivelinux.com/downloads/Universal-USB-Installer/Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.6.6.exe

By |September 26th, 2016|Categories: Tech Tips|Comments Off on Make a bootable USB flash drive to wipe an old hard drive

How to take a screenshot on your Mac

How to take a screenshot on your Mac To take a screenshot of your whole screen: Press Command (⌘)-Shift-3. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop. You can take screenshots of your whole screen or just part of it. Screenshots are saved automatically as .png files on your desktop. To take a

By |September 26th, 2016|Categories: Tech Tips|Comments Off on How to take a screenshot on your Mac