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.

8 Signs Your Computer Might Be Infected with Malware

8 Signs Your Computer Might Be Infected with Malware

Anti-malware software plays an important role in the battle against cybercrime. However, it is not infallible. Cybercriminals are constantly releasing new malware programs or variants of existing ones, and it takes a while for anti-malware software companies to update their products to defend against them.

Understanding Cloud Technology

Understanding Cloud Technology

The cloud is virtual and therefore does not require any hardware of your own to deliver a service. Cloud technology can deliver that service to you, without having to install anything or have it on a server at your business.

What You Need to Know About Pokémon GO

What You Need to Know About Pokémon GO

If you haven’t already heard, Pokémon GO has quickly become the biggest mobile game in U.S. history. However, the game’s rapid rise in popularity has also raised some major mobile security concerns. Its millions of users may not be aware of the many data vulnerabilities that lay hidden within the game and its privacy policy. Are you one of them? Here are the answers to your most pressing Pokémon GO questions. 

Cloud Hosting vs. File Servers: A Pros and Cons Analysis

Cloud Hosting vs. File Servers: A Pros and Cons Analysis

With cloud computing well into the mainstream and steadily replacing roles currently filled by traditional server architecture, it's time to ask the big question: can cloud hosting replace traditional file servers for storing and sharing files between employees in your organization? 

Crysis Ransomware Infects Windows, Mac, and VMware Machines

Crysis Ransomware Infects Windows, Mac, and VMware Machines

The Crysis ransomware is quickly yet quietly spreading to businesses across the globe. Even though it is more common and destructive than the Locky ransomware, Crysis has not received nearly as much press attention.

Why You Might Want to Reset your Apple ID Security Questions and Answers

Why You Might Want to Reset your Apple ID Security Questions and Answers

If you have an Apple device, you know that your Apple ID is priceless. With it, you can buy music from the iTunes Store, log in to iCloud, and access many other Apple products and services. If you forget the password portion of your Apple ID, you can simply provide your email address and answer a few security questions to reset it

Why Malvertising Might Show Up on Your Favorite Website

Why Malvertising Might Show Up on Your Favorite Website

The notion that your computer might get a malware infection when you simply visit one of your favorite websites might be enough to give you nightmares. But it is a very real possibility. Cybercriminals are increasingly posting malicious advertising, or malvertising, on legitimate websites in order to spread malware.

7 Ways to Help Your Windows Computer Run Faster

7 Ways to Help Your Windows Computer Run Faster

Many different factors can cause computers to become slower and less responsive, no matter their age. Files might take longer to open, and applications might respond to commands at a snail's pace. Fortunately, there are actions you can take to improve a Windows computer's performance.

How to Protect Your Business from Ransomware Attacks

How to Protect Your Business from Ransomware Attacks

The number of ransomware attacks is increasing at an alarming rate, making ransomware the biggest cyber threat that businesses are facing today. To see this disturbing trend, you only have to turn back the clock to the beginning of 2016.

5 Myths to Ignore When Caring for Your Computer

5 Myths to Ignore When Caring for Your Computer

Taking care of your laptop or desktop computer is important if you want to prolong its life. There are certain things you should do to keep it running for a long time. For example, you should update your system and security software.

The Right and Wrong Ways to Get Rid of Old Computers

The Right and Wrong Ways to Get Rid of Old Computers

Before getting rid of an old computer, you need to make sure that all the personal and sensitive data on the hard drive is irretrievable. If personal or sensitive data falls into the wrong hands, your business could incur staggering direct and indirect expenses.

How to Stop Windows 10 from Collecting Data about You

How to Stop Windows 10 from Collecting Data about You

Windows 10 gathers a large amount of personal data about you. You can stop Microsoft from collecting much of this data by changing Windows 10's privacy controls. However, they can be hard to find and understand.

9 Signs That an Email Might Be a Phishing Scam

9 Signs That an Email Might Be a Phishing Scam

Phishing attacks are still a weapon of choice for cybercriminals. The most common way they carry out phishing attacks is through email messages. In email phishing scams, digital con-artists use a convincing pretense to lure you into performing an action — usually opening an attachment or clicking a link.

5 Easy Ways to Free Up Space on Your Computer

5 Easy Ways to Free Up Space on Your Computer

More and more people are starting to use solid-state drives (SSDs). This type of drive is smaller but faster than mechanical hard drives. While SSDs will boost the speed of everything that needs disk access, they can fill up pretty quickly.

5 Important Hardware Upgrades to Extend the Life of your PC

5 Important Hardware Upgrades to Extend the Life of your PC

Getting new PCs for yourself and your staff every few years is usually a horrible waste of a technology budget. Still, letting your staff continue to use aging computers long after they stop keeping up with modern software is a fast way to kill both the morale and productivity of your employees. How do you solve this dilemma? 

4 Things to Do after You Set Up a New Computer

4 Things to Do after You Set Up a New Computer

Buying a new computer is exciting. Once it is set up, you might be tempted to immediately use it to surf the web or try out some new programs. It is best to resist that temptation, though. Computers right out of the box are outdated and vulnerable to cybersecurity threats.

How to Speed Up Your Old Computer

How to Speed Up Your Old Computer

As your computer ages, performance declines. Some people choose to wipe their hard drive and start over. Others buy whole new machines. Before you do either, try some basic maintenance to solve these common problems. You might be surprised by how easily you can improve your computer's performance.

What to do Before Throwing Out an Old PC

What to do Before Throwing Out an Old PC

There comes a point in the life of every office computer when it is simply no longer practical to keep it running and up-to-date. When it comes time to get rid of old, outdated computers, it's not enough to simply unplug them and toss them in the nearest trash can. Disposing of old PCs requires you to do several things first, partly to appease environmental safety regulations, and partly to protect your business.