Category: Tools

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • So Long Quicktime, It was fun.

    We’re recommending you remove the Quicktime Player from any machines you have it installed on. It was a not so “quick” ride that has come to an end. Windows 8 & 10 haven’t played well with Quicktime anyway. In fact the plugin was deactivated with the last Quicktime update received this past January. Trend Micro […]

  • Have Evernote files you want to transfer to OneNote?

    I still maintain that OneNote is the best FREE tool you’re not using. Especially if you have a touch or pen device — but any device will do. There’s a OneNote App for that (really!). One of the arguments against switching over to OneNote was the lack of ability to move those files over easily. […]

  • Microsoft announces new tool to help Enterprises fight the Bad Guys

    Windows Defender Advanced Threat Detection is the new tool being released by Microsoft to help Enterprises to fend off cyberattacks. Like its “Daddy” Windows Defender, it will be “baked in” to Windows 10 and will therefore be updated on a regular basis with the rest of the Operating System. The new tool is designed to detect advanced […]

  • Be careful with your App downloads

    CBS News did a piece this morning on how the Bad Guys are using Apps to steal your data and money. Games, Flashlight Apps, etc. all generally ask for WAY more permissions than they need. Be careful. Be aware. http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/cyber-thieves-hacking-victims-through-mobile-apps/