Month: November 2015

Pay A Hacker Ransom Money And Risk Getting Bamboozled Twice

Requesting a ransom from victims is an unfortunate trend gaining momentum in the hacking world. This is typically done using ransomware (where hackers encrypt data and request money for the key) and distributed denial of service attacks (where hackers threaten to overwhelm a system with traffic, thus knocking it offline). In both scenarios, hackers are …

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Office Workers Still Prefer Using a Traditional Phone Over Mobile

Take a moment to look at your desk telephone and contemplate its usefulness. When was the last time you used it for day-to-day operations? Do you even use it anymore, or do you rely on more recent communications solutions like Voice over Internet Protocol, and the smartphone? Some might argue that the telephone is an …

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Microsoft Windows 10: 3 Settings You MUST Change After You Install

There are a lot of differences and new features to Windows 10.  This is the most connected, most cloud aware and most “intrusive” version of Windows ever released.  While some experts believe that the built in features that get to know you to deliver a more personal experience are harmless and useful, others believe that …

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How Fishing Nets May Be the Greatest Security Threat To The Internet [Video]

Many countries around the world have access to the Internet, but have you stopped to consider how this service is deployed and connected to countries on different continents? Well, this is only made possible by the countless miles of wire laid beneath the surface of the ocean, all around the world. In fact, it’s somewhat …

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Wearable Technology is Trending: Is This Good For The Workplace?

You’ve probably seen the new fancy-schmancy watches that some people wear and wonder to yourself, “What’s so special about them?” Smartwatches like these are considered wearable technology and are typically meant to perform the various functions of a smartphone, minus the phone. Some devices are even used to monitor the body’s physical activity with health apps. …

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New Version Of CryptoWall 4.0 Is Out And More Vicious Than Ever

Reports are coming in across the Internet regarding a new version of the CryptoWall file ransom system.  This version not only encrypts victims data, but it also encrypts their files names as well, making it impossible to know what was lost unless backup logs are searched.  This ransom also holds users data locked until approximately …

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Why You Shouldn’t Toss Your E-Waste In The Garbage

Today’s society practices a policy of upgrading to brand-new devices whenever the next big thing drops. We see this all the time when businesses want to keep up with the latest trends by upgrading to new workstations that utilize recent operating systems, or because their old hardware feels slow. However, this can have a negative …

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How A Nearby Hacker Can Access Your Phone Through Google Now And Siri

These days, mobile exploits aren’t anything to be surprised about. Most people consider their smartphones to be more secure than their desktops or laptops, but the fact remains that there are just as many exploits, if not more, for mobile devices as there are for PCs. One of the latest mobile threats that can infiltrate …

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