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 […]
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-22.214.171.124.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 […]
The Shadow Copy feature is often one of the most overlooked tools built into Windows Servers. Utilizing shadow copies allows files to be recovered in real time, without having to turn to a traditional backup solution like tapes, or even online backups. This does not mean that Shadow Copies should take the place of […]
Importance of Keeping your firewall up to date
Keeping your firewall up to date is the easiest way to protect your network and data. Aging firewalls present a security risk for your environment. A firewall that is 5 years old is typically 50% less effective at blocking attacks than a unit that is only 3 years […]
Easy external-monitor or projector setup for laptops
If you’re running Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 on a laptop, use this shortcut: Windows key + P.
Tap it with a monitor or projector attached to the laptop’s video output, and you’ll get a new selector box that helps you configure the external display device.
Use Windows 7’s Compatibility mode to run a troublesome older app
To activate Compatibility mode, right-click on the affected program’s icon, then click on the Properties item in the menu that pops up. In the Properties window, you will see a set of tabs across the top; choose Compatibility. In the resulting dialog box, you will want to check […]