What happens when ‘ransomware’ meets ‘crazy’?

To start with, weird, no make that really weird, messages, ransoms, and insults, yes insults, happen. And on that note, in honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, today’s post looks at some of the craziest ransomware that we’ve seen to date, starting with the Nemty ransomware attack, named for the file name extension it adds to files following its encryption process. After the encryption … Continue reading What happens when ‘ransomware’ meets ‘crazy’?

To learn (online) or not to learn?

6 tips for celebrating National Online Learning Day and keeping your data safe! Online learning certainly has many advantages; it is convenient, cost-efficient, environmentally friendly, and helps knock down educational and socio-economic barriers. However, for the 40 million students who recently fell victim to the famous Chegg breach, online learning might just be a painful reminder of the hazards of the online atmosphere. The Chegg … Continue reading To learn (online) or not to learn?

The 5 Coolest Mother’s Day Tech Gifts You Can Find (and how to secure them!)

Today is Mother’s Day, the day set aside to honor those special women, who for all those years, kissed boo-boos, waited up late and provided a shoulder to cry on after getting stood up. True, physical objects can’t really repay all the love and attention she has given you – but gifts are a small token of appreciation and let mom know you’re thinking of … Continue reading The 5 Coolest Mother’s Day Tech Gifts You Can Find (and how to secure them!)

Easter Eggs – The Good, The Bad and The Fun

Some hidden surprises are great – like a heartfelt note left in your kid’s lunchbox on the day of her big science test. Or the forgotten, neatly folded $10 bill tucked inside your jacket pocket. These hidden bonuses are Easter eggs — not the kind that gets tye-dyed and rolled once a year, but the kind that leaves people hunting for more secret treats. How … Continue reading Easter Eggs – The Good, The Bad and The Fun