Category Archives: Information Security

New Ransomware acts like a Windows Update

Hackers are getting more bold and more creative in an effort to get your money. A researcher at AVG (the anti-virus company) has discovered a new strain of Ransomware (a term given to malicious software that encrypts all your files and demands a ransom to get your files back) named Fantom. If you don't pay…
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Backing up your laptop is serious business

Laptops are everywhere theses days and almost every business-person has one for sales presentations, working in the field or just the convenience of always having a computer with them. Unfortunately, by their very nature of being portable, they suffer from some "downsides" that a desktop computer does not: Laptop computers get banged around, causing more…
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Don’t use free public Wi-Fi

More and more restaurants, cafes and other retail businesses are offering free wireless access for your mobile device. Although it is a nice gesture to give their loyal customers free Internet access, it has become a hotbed for hackers to gain access to your laptop, phone or tablet. So why shouldn't you use free public…
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The danger of one password for all your accounts

"It is so much easier to have one, hard to guess password for all my accounts" said a good friend to me a few weeks back. I agreed with him that a single password is easier for managing all the websites you visit on a weekly basis. At last count, I had 32 different websites…
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