What is the Cloud? And Where is it?

What is the Cloud? And Where is it?

There has been a ton of talk about the cloud. Cloud this, cloud that. But what actually Is the cloud? It’s okay if you don’t know, most people don’t understand it and even some tech people tend to wave their hands towards the sky when trying to explain it!

Petya Ransomware: Is your data at risk?

Petya Ransomware: Is your data at risk?

A new ransomware named Petya hit high-profile targets in multiple countries, including the United States, on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of infections have been reported globally, just one month after the WanaCry outbreak.

WannaCry Ransomware: Is Your Business At Risk?

WannaCry Ransomware: Is Your Business At Risk?

You’d be hard-pressed to miss last week’s biggest headline, the WannaCry cyber-attack sent shockwaves around the globe. Businesses of all sizes and even police departments found themselves crippled without warning. 

Why System Updates Are Important!

Why System Updates Are Important!

A MASSIVE RANSOMWARE attack spread across the globe early Friday morning, locking up thousands of hospital, telecommunications, and utilities systems in nearly 100 countries. The attack used data stolen from the NSA to exploit vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and deliver the WanaCrypt0r ransomware. The demand was for $300 per PC. 

Windows Vista End-of-Life: What This Means For You

Windows Vista End-of-Life: What This Means For You

The countdown is on for Windows Vista users. On 11th April 2017, Microsoft will cease all support and security patching, just like they did with previous Windows versions.  Naturally, you’re rather attached to your current operating system and not exactly leaping for joy at this news!

Spring Clean your PC, Remove & Prevent Malware

Spring Clean your PC, Remove & Prevent Malware

Cyber criminals frequently and automatically scan websites and PCs with different types of malware, to see if there are vulnerabilities they can use to gain entry to your system. Outdated programs provide these cyber criminals with an easy path to your computer.

How to stay safe and secure online in 2017

How to stay safe and secure online in 2017

One of the few industries in the world that will never see budget cuts is security. As the world grows ever more complex and connected, our valuable information is increasingly exposed to malicious actors around the world.

7 Ways to Secure Your Smartphone

7 Ways to Secure Your Smartphone

Smartphones are so small and portable that it is easy to forget that you have a powerful computer in your pocket or purse. However, they are increasingly becoming the target of theft, ransomware, viruses, and other types of malware.

Your Webcam Might Be Spying on You

Your Webcam Might Be Spying on You

Spying on people through their computers' webcams might sound like a trick you would see in a James Bond movie, but it is a real threat in this digital age. Hackers, government agencies, and even a U.S. school district have been caught doing it.

4 IT Trends That Will Affect Businesses in 2017

4 IT Trends That Will Affect Businesses in 2017

There is no crystal ball that businesses can use to see the exact IT problems and opportunities that they will encounter each year. However, by looking at past and present IT trends, they can get a sense of where IT is heading and how the new direction might affect their business.

How to Avoid Getting Spyware on Your Computer

How to Avoid Getting Spyware on Your Computer

Using spyware, hackers can record your keystrokes, take pictures of your desktop, read your emails, make copies of your files, and much more. Spyware is a type of malware that runs in the background, without your knowledge. It collects information about your activities on the computer, sending the data to hackers through your Internet connection.

5 Ways to Protect Your Data in the Cloud

5 Ways to Protect Your Data in the Cloud

Cloud computing is now the norm — 95 percent of businesses worldwide are using at least one cloud service, according to a 2016 study. While there are many services that fall under cloud computing, businesses often use the cloud to store data.

Microsoft Is Ending Support for Several Business Applications in 2017

Microsoft Is Ending Support for Several Business Applications in 2017

The year 2017 marks the end of the line for five Microsoft applications: Office 2007, Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2007, Visio 2007, and Project 2007. Microsoft will no longer support these applications because they are at the end of their lifecycles.

10 Ways to Make Your iPhone Battery Last Longer

10 Ways to Make Your iPhone Battery Last Longer

Apple iPhones have been around since 2007. Each year has brought better graphics, more features, and an ever-growing number of available apps. Although these advancements are generally a good thing, they can take a toll on battery life.

How Cookies Are Being Used to Track and Attack You

How Cookies Are Being Used to Track and Attack You

In this context, the term cookies refers to small data files that contain strings of text. When you connect to a website, its web server sends a cookie to your web browser. The browser will send the cookie back to the server whenever you visit that website again.

How to prevent malware infection

How to prevent malware infection

Yes, it’s possible to clean up an infected computer and fully remove malware from your system. But the damage from some forms of malware, like ransomware, cannot be undone. If they’ve encrypted your files and you haven’t backed them up, the jig is up. So your best defense is to beat the bad guys at their own game.

5 Ways Your Employees Might Be Putting Your Business at Risk

5 Ways Your Employees Might Be Putting Your Business at Risk

Employees can be your most valuable asset — and your biggest security nightmare. Sometimes, they engage in risky behaviors without even realizing they are doing so. Taking work home, for example, might seem innocent enough, but it can put holes in your security defenses.

Cybercriminals Now Using Legitimate PayPal Emails in Scam

Cybercriminals Now Using Legitimate PayPal Emails in Scam

PayPal scams are nothing new. What is new is that cybercriminals have started using legitimate PayPal services to perpetrate those cyberattacks. In July 2016, cybercriminals sent legitimate PayPal emails to PayPal members in an effort to scam them out of $100 USD as well as infect their computers with malware.