Do IT security terms like “phishing” and “intrusion protection” sound extremely foreign to you? If so, it’s time you familiarize yourself with these and other common cybersecurity terms. By learning these basic concepts, you’ll be more aware of the depth and scope of online dangers and, hopefully, be better prepared to deal with them.
More and more organizations are using mobile devices to conduct various business processes, from staying in touch with customers and partners to performing financial transactions. This fact is not lost on cybercriminals — they’re launching ransomware to get into Android devices and hold the data on these devices hostage in exchange for large sums of money.
If you just bought a new laptop, then it probably has Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system pre-installed. Windows 10 is packed with some interesting features you can fully maximize by following these tips.
1. Set up how your device checks for updates
Your new laptop should check for updates automatically, but you can also do this manually.
There are several ransomware decryptors now, thanks to communities of white hat hackers concerned about increasing ransomware attacks worldwide. While some of these decryptors do come with a price, the rest are free or can be availed for a minimum donation.
It is common knowledge that Windows computers tend to deal with an assortment of viruses and malware, but many people fail to realize that even Macs face similar threats. As virus creators have become more adept at finding back doors and other vulnerabilities, more and more Macs have also fallen prey to malware.
If your business is running on a Windows 10 operating system (OS), you should be careful of Snatch, a new strain of ransomware that can easily bypass its security protocols. Discovered by a research team in Sophos, this malware can slip through Windows 10’s security software by rebooting your computer in Safe Mode and disabling security programs from starting.
Over the last few years, different versions of ransomware have sprung up, all aimed at extorting money from your business. Before you even consider paying for the release of your data, the first thing you must always check is if there's a free cure for the ransomware that infected your systems.
Now that you bought a new laptop, what should you do with it first? All you have to do is go through Windows 10's setup, and you're done, right? Not really. Your computer is not technically ready for action until you do some customization. Let's get the ball rolling with the following tips.
Jargon can be intimidating if you’re dealing with IT issues and you’re anything but techy. Running an anti-malware scan can generate auto pop-ups that leave you clueless with IT terms that sound Greek. Learning the basic concepts listed here will help you move on and not be surprised the next time that happens.
The recent global outbreak of ransomware attacks such as WannaCry and Petya has made Microsoft sit up and pay attention to the need for better security features for Windows 10. Here are some of the new ones Microsoft has come up with to help keep PC users safe.