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 […]

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 device. […]

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 […]

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 it? […]

Many small businesses aren’t prepared for cyber attacks

Many small businesses aren’t prepared for cyber attacks
From 9 News – “The majority of small businesses are not prepared to combat cyber thieves, according to a new survey conducted by Nationwide insurance.

In fact, eight out of 10 small businesses do not have a secure plan in place, which makes them vulnerable to cyber thieves, according […]

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