Old Mac malware gets a facelift

With a name like OSX.Dok, it’s hard to feel confident about staying ahead of the recent MacOS malware. The cryptic letters foreshadow countless pages of complicated code that most computer users don’t understand at all. Fortunately, avoiding this cyberattack doesn’t require any programming know-how whatsoever. OSX.Dok isn’t new, but it has been improved Originally, this […]

Why is Windows XP getting updates?

Support for Windows XP ended in April 8, 2014. This means that Microsoft has stopped providing updates, security patches, and technical assistance for XP users for over three years. But despite the end of support date, Microsoft has recently released a new security fix for the outdated operating system. Here’s why. More WannaCry copycats The […]

NSA-approved: mobile virtualization

Mobile device management is a full-fledged subset of IT security. Employees store and view sensitive data on their smartphones, which exposes your organization to a significant amount of risk. Although there are plenty of great solutions for managing this, the National Security Agency (NSA) believes mobile virtualization is the next big thing. US government approved […]

WannaCry: A historic cyberattack

WannaCry is one of the few malware campaigns to become a household name. It’s educated countless people on the reality of ransomware and the vulnerability of their data. If you’re still worried about whether you’re at risk, we’ve collected everything you need to know right here. Ransomware review Ransomware is a specific type of malware […]

Predictability coming to Windows 10 updates

Updating the Windows operating system is both crucial for the security of your computers, and incredibly frustrating. Up until now, Microsoft has released patches and updates unpredictably and often at a pace difficult to maintain. However, the company behind the world’s more popular operating system has announced it’s making some changes. Windows 10 updates in […]

The most advanced Gmail phishing scam yet

If employee training and education isn’t an integral part of your cybersecurity strategy, a recent scam might force you to reconsider. Instead of relying on complicated programming code to steal and destroy data, hackers are increasingly relying on human errors to get the job done. Even well-trained users are falling for the most recent ploy, […]

What is virtual “sandboxing”?

Malware is becoming more sophisticated every day, and we recommend several solutions for dealing with it. One of the most interesting of these is achievable via cutting-edge virtualization technology. Often referred to as sandboxing, this solution is a great way to quarantine and test suspicious applications before exposing them to your entire network. What is […]

Is the government really spying on you?

Staving off malicious cyber attackers is already a herculean task, so the last thing you need is to feel exposed from a totally new angle. That’s how many felt after Wikileaks’ accusations that the US government was spying on its citizens. However, the truth is a lot different from what the headlines would have you […]

Some ransomware strains are free to decrypt

Although a ransomware infection might feel targeted, you’re not the only one who’s been infected. Ransomware is spreading at an alarming rate, but the further it goes, the more resources are allocated to fighting it. If your data is held hostage, always check these lists for free decryptors first. The state of ransomware in 2017 […]