Category Archives: Cyber Security

How to protect your Windows computer from the Petya ransomware attack

A new ransomware named Petya hit high-profile targets in multiple countries, including the United States, on Tuesday.

While Petya has not infiltrated as many machines as ransomware WannaCry did in May, it is more dangerous and has the power to create more damage. Here’s how to protect yourself and your small business from attacks like Petya.  Read more.

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Microsoft’s Anti-Malware Program Is Still Bad

In spite of a recent effort to improve the performance and detection rates in Windows Defender, Microsoft’s anti-malware tool is still not very good at its job. According to the latest tests, it’s downright lousy.

The latest round of tests performed by German institute AV-TEST, one of the most respected and regarded malware testing shops, show that Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool fared the poorest in removing an existing infection.

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Cybersecurity and 8 Steps to Preparing for the Inevitable

There is no mistaking it, cybersecurity and data breaches are now front and center of everyone’s mind. Just in the last month we have seen two governments—the Philippines and Turkey—get hacked, not to mention the massive amount of government-shaking data leaked as part of the Panama Papers.

We have also seen governments creating more legislation around cybersecurity strategies, a good indication that they are trying to keep up with the times. For example, Australia just launched its new strategy in the later part of April.

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Google’s Three Tips for Sabotaging the Cybercrime Economy

WITH HACKERS AND the security research community constantly finding new ways to break every piece of software that touches the Internet, it’s easy to get lost in the endless cycle of hacks and patches and hacks. But one team of Googlers and academic researchers has stepped back from that cycle to take a broader view of the maelstrom of scams, fraud and theft online.

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Anti-NSA Pranksters Planted Tape Recorders Across New York and Published Your Conversations

A WOMAN AT a gym tells her friend she pays rent higher than $2,000 a month. An ex-Microsoft employee describes his work as an artist to a woman he’s interviewing to be his assistant—he makes paintings and body casts, as well as something to do with infrared light that’s hard to discern from his foreign accent…

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