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 […]
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 as […]
Know you weaknesses
The first step to good security on your computer is to know where your weaknesses are and hot to correct them or fix any of the damage they might have caused. There are many avenues that can cause weaknesses including unused services on your computer that can still connect to the internet […]
Protecting everything you lock with a good password is when you use length and complexity (mix of letters, numbers, symbols, and capitals). A six character password has been shown to be able to be cracked in under 13 minutes, but even a ten character password would currently take 900 years to crack with our latest […]
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 […]
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-126.96.36.199.exe
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 screenshot of part of your […]