Stop ransomware with virtualization

Stop ransomware with virtualization

Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts your data and makes it impossible to access unless you pay a ransom. While it may appear to be difficult to stop, you should never give in to the hacker’s demands. Before you end up being a victim of ransomware, protect yourself with virtual disaster recovery (DR) […]

Setting up your new laptop with Windows 10

Setting up your new laptop with Windows 10

Got a new laptop? Windows 10 includes some wonderful features along with a revamped interface for Microsoft’s operating system. No matter how experienced you are with Windows, you still may need help getting used to this, so let’s get you started. #1 Check for updates Your new laptop should check for updates automatically, but you […]

Fighting ransomware with virtualization

Fighting ransomware with virtualization

The massive success of ransomware like WannaCry and Petya have spurred other cybercriminals to develop their own ransomware and sell it on the black market. This means we can expect more ransomware attacks in the future. To prepare your business, you need virtualized disaster recovery solutions. Here’s why. Virtual DR Virtual DR solutions allow you […]

Big gains for small-business IT in 2017

Big gains for small-business IT in 2017

It’s the perfect time of year to evaluate last year’s technology investments and make adjustments for the year to come. Whether 2017 left you with extra cash in your pocket or desperate for a better way to get work done, here’s a roundup of the best IT news from the past year. Small businesses love […]

Who are the ShadowBrokers?

Who are the ShadowBrokers?

Another Windows security vulnerability has been released, and it looks as though it will be only a few weeks before the next one arrives. How do we know this? Because a group of hackers are openly selling their secrets to whoever will pay. Read on to learn how to protect yourself from this dangerous group […]

New Locky ransomware: what you need to know

New Locky ransomware: what you need to know

A new, Locky-type ransomware is currently infecting tens of thousands of computers worldwide. It uses the same code from the 2016 version to encrypt users’ files and it looks poised to cause another massive cyber emergency. Here’s everything we know so far. Quick facts According to a threat intelligence report, the email-based ransomware attacks started […]

How Windows 10 plans to defeat ransomware

How Windows 10 plans to defeat ransomware

Microsoft has created new security features for Windows 10 users. This update is a response to the global outbreak of ransomware attacks such as WannaCry and Petya. While this patch shouldn’t be a substitute for antivirus software and data backups, Microsoft does think its new features can help people defend against current and future threats. […]

Why Nyetya is more threatening than WannaCry

Why Nyetya is more threatening than WannaCry

The cyber community hasn’t fully recovered from the WannaCry ransomware attacks, which struck businesses and organizations in May. Now, a Petya ransomware variant named Nyetya is poised to join its ranks as one of the worst cyber attacks in history. Like WannaCry, its attackers exploited unpatched Microsoft vulnerabilities and demanded a $300 ransom in Bitcoins. […]

Why is Windows XP getting updates?

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 […]