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?

Should I Remove It? It’s cleaning time! How to declutter your PC.

While spring cleaning may only come around once a year, PC cleaning needs to happen a lot more frequently. Decluttering your PC frees up storage space, helps your computer run faster, and improves its security. It can even extend your computer’s lifespan. Of course, this begs the question, “how do you declutter your PC?”. Let’s have a look. Doin’ the Digital Declutter. The good news … Continue reading Should I Remove It? It’s cleaning time! How to declutter your PC.

Reason Download Defender- It’s time to defend your downloads.

The threat landscape is undeniably becoming more challenging and more menacing every day. It seems that every time we turn on the news, we learn of another cybersecurity attack. Take, for example, the WannaCry ransomware worm which was first released in 2017 and rapidly spread around the globe, infecting over 230,000 machines in over 150 countries. Over two years later and this threat is still … Continue reading Reason Download Defender- It’s time to defend your downloads.

Which Malware Best Suits Your Personality?

We’ve all seen them – personality tests that ask you what type of animal you would have been if you’d been born an animal. Or what type of flower, or body of water, or even what type of book you would have been? But have you ever been asked what type of malware you would be, or which malware best suits your personality? Care to … Continue reading Which Malware Best Suits Your Personality?

Go, Pokemon Go! The Latest Craze that Could Fill your Device with Malware

Wondering what your friend or co-worker is doing, staring at his or her phone, wandering around aimlessly? Are you trying to figure out what all the commotion seems to be regarding that gas station down the street? Chances are, it’s Pokemon Go! related. Not up to snuff on the augmented reality app-game? Well, if you remember the Pokemon phenomenon that started in 1995 with a … Continue reading Go, Pokemon Go! The Latest Craze that Could Fill your Device with Malware