Viruses as Cyberweapons for sale

It’s all about code—the building blocks of the Internet. Software code is full of unintentional defects. Governments are paying heavy prices to skilled hackers who can unearth these vulnerabilities, says an article at nytimes.com.In fact, the FBI director, James B. Comey, recommended that the FBI pay hackers a whopping $1.3 million to figure out how to circumvent Apple’s iPhone security....more

Yes, Macs Can get Malware

So Macs can be infected with malware. Who would have ever thought? The malware at issue here is the dreaded ransomware. Ransomware scrambles up your files, and the hacker at the helm says he’ll give you the cyber “key” in exchange for a handsome payment.Ransomware historically has primarily impacted Windows users, but recently it got into OS X—its latest version, Transmission....more

What's the best Antivirus for You?

There are so many things to consider when it’s time to purchase antivirus software, but don’t let all the options overwhelm you. Take your time and don’t get too fixated on every little detail. Some systems will definitely conform more to your needs than others. But many people simply go with what seems to be the most popular or reputable antivirus company....more

Anywhere But Here, NaBloPoMo Day 23

"Anywhere But Here"I caught a cold.  Workplace hazard....more

Protect your small business against viruses with these tips

It is September and it’s National Preparedness Month—a great time to get involved in the safety of your community. Make plans to stay safe, and this includes maintaining ongoing communications. National Preparedness Month culminates September 30th with National PrepareAthon! Day....more

I Lost 7 Pounds Last Night!

...and you can, too, if you come over and give me a big, wet, sloppy kiss.I wasn't feeling too great last night, but I chalked it up to what I ate, and please don't judge me, I went no holds barred: bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit from McDonald's for breakfast, Fish sandwich from McDonald's for lunch, (I know, I know, twice in one day),  chips and dip, leftover chicken alfredo from the Macaroni Grille, a huge Reese's peanut butter cup, and a gigundous piece of chocolate chip pecan pie....more

What Is a Trojan Horse?

One of history’s great literary classics is Homer’s Iliad, which tells the story of the Trojan horse—the wooden horse that the Greeks hid in to enter the city of Troy and take it over. Two thousand and some odd years later, hackers use a digital Trojan horse to hide malicious files in seemingly harmless files with the intent to attack or take over your device. A Trojan horse (or Trojan) is one of the most common and dangerous types of threats that can infect your computer or mobile device....more

Hotel PCs serve up Infections

You can legally purchase spyware and install it on your computer, but it’s against the law to do so on someone else’s device. Spyware records e-mails, chats, browser history, passwords, usernames, etc.You’d buy it for your computer if you wanted to know what your tween was up to on it or how much your employees are goofing off....more

4 Ways To Protect Yourself Against Ebola and Other Viruses

As FDR said "The only thing we have to fear.....is fear itself."  I will not deny many things we fear are real and should be feared.  Fear is a lot like worry....more

How to tell if your Computer has a Virus

Your computer probably has a virus if you can answer “Yes” to any of the questions below:Is your computer running quite slowly?A virus often causes a computer to run slowly. But realize that this symptom can also mean that a computer needs more memory, or that the hard disk needs defragmenting. It can also mean spyware or adware is present....more
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