Category: Software

  • AARP presents a webinar to help you ID the “bad guys”

    They look like the real thing, but they’re really just impostors after your identity and your money.

  • “I’m too little; I have nothing of value…”

    Do you have information “valuable enough” for the bad guys?

  • Coldroot will have you seeing red

    As reported by Zach Whittaker at ZD Net’s Zero Day (http://www.zdnet.com/article/coldroot-nasty-mac-trojan-went-undetected-for-years/) Macs have been targets of the “Bad Guys” for years. Only recently has a very old Trojan seen the light of day: Coldroot. These types of Trojans can act as key loggers (logging everything you type) and even act as the user with full […]

  • Microsoft Releases More Win10 Updates

    Paul Thurrott (http://www.thurrott.com) just reported that Microsoft has updated the shipping versions of Windows 10 again this month. It’s another Cumulative Update so you’ll need to reboot your machine after the update gets installed. With all the Bad Guy activity going on, it’s not really surprising to me. While it’s a pain in the rear […]

  • Another Day, Another Ransomware Attack: “Nyetya”

    The Bad Guys know no shame. It appears they’re going to try every one of the tricks that was leaked from the NSA tool kit. Oh, goody. I’m saying “nyet” to “Nyetya”. If you have servers (or even one server) you need to make sure you have all the latest patches from your Server Software […]

  • The New Normal? The Bad Guys and You Part 2: The Smack Down

    In Part 1 we talked about what the Bad Guys could potentially gain from targeting you and your “nothing worth stealing.” But I think you saw that maybe you do have something worth stealing after all. “Great, guess I’ll throw out the computer and no more email!” Probably not a good idea and certainly not practical. […]

  • The New Normal? The Bad Guys and You Part 1

    “How did this happen to me?” I’m often asked “how did this happen to me?” when cleaning up a machine infected with whatever Bad Guy stuff that was installed. It happens often. Way too much really. The Bad Guys are ramping up their efforts as they find more success. It’s easy and quick to do. Like […]

  • Wannacrypt? No thanks!!

    There’s a new Bad Guy in town and he’s holding us all up for a “King’s Ransom”. Especially if you dislike patching your devices regularly or you’re still steadfastly holding on to that old XP machine. But you ALWAYS update your machine when Microsoft releases patches, right?? According to Dictionary.com, Ransomware is: “noun, Digital Technology. […]

  • Microsoft Win10 Anniversary Update to be released August 2nd

    Mary Jo Foley at All About Microsoft reports that Microsoft will be releasing Service Pack 1 (oops — I meant Anniversary Update) on August 2nd just a few short days after the one year release date anniversary of Windows 10 and the end of the free upgrade offer. Ms. Foley spoke with Terry Myerson (Windows […]