With the potential to affect almost every computer with a microprocessor inside it, the Meltdown security vulnerability is creating some serious seismic activity in the computer industry. Perfectly named, Meltdown promises to send operating systems (including Windows, Android, macOS, iOS and Linux) into a catastrophic state of not only vulnerability, but also reduced performance. It’s … Read moreMeltdown: A Security Flaw like No Other
The WannaCry ransomware attack is a massive cybersecurity attack that struck organizations around the world in 99 different countries on Friday, May 12, including the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, and more. It exploits a vulnerability (known as “Eternal Blue”) in Microsoft Windows that was reportedly identified by the US National Security … Read moreThe WannaCry Ransomware Attack
Why spend the time, resources and even money it might cost to hack a computer to steal data and personal information when it’s just easier to get a victim to hand over the desired information willingly? That, according to Microsoft, is the crux of social engineering. This insidious form of cyber theft involves playing … Read moreWhat is Social Engineering?
From the moment you plug in a computer for the very first time to the second it’s properly decommissioned from use, that machine and the data it stores are vulnerable to attack. Viruses, hackers, spyware, social engineering ploys and other threats are just a few of the risks any ordinary computer owner faces. Understanding … Read moreHow Vulnerable Is Your Computer?
By: Emma Kavanagh ‘Tis the season for sitting behind a computer and letting your fingers do the walking to find presents for family and friends near and far. After all, it’s much easier to click your way to the end of a shopping list than to run from store to store to find just the … Read moreSeasonal Online Shopping Security – Are You Ready?
By: Emma Kavanagh The United Nations Virtual Global Taskforce estimates at least 1 in 5 children has been approached with unsolicited sexual advances in an online setting. Cyber bullying has become such a concern in some parts of America that acts of harassment online have been elevated to felony criminal status. Reports of teens … Read moreParental Control and What It Means