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?
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.
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.
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?
A computer worm is a malicious, self replicating software that gets into operating systems via vulnerabilities with the intent of spreading its dangerous code to other computers. Worms work independently and don’t need human action to trigger their behavior. As such, worms are particularly powerful and potentially dangerous as they migrate from one computer to the next on their own. Computer Virus or Worm, What’s … Continue reading What is a Computer Worm?
There has been a lot of buzz as of late regarding DDoS, Distributed (referring to more than one entity) Denial of Service attacks, but do you know what they are or how they work? At the most basic level, DDoS attacks attempt to cause networks to become unavailable by jamming them by two or more bots or people flooding the victim server with bogus requests. … Continue reading What is a DDoS, or a Distributed Denial of Service Attack?