Testing Backups Against Ransomware

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This especially applies to ransomware. Any article you read on the subject will say that to prevent it, exercise common sense and have a good backup plan. The latter got me thinking. How do we know if the backup plan is good?

An Updated Ransomware Prevention Guide

Ransomware is evolving. Your protection should too. From malicious emails to brute-force attacks, you need to stay on your toes to ensure that your data doesn’t fall victim to ransomware. In this post, we will discuss some advanced methods of protecting yourself from this threat.

Stop Falling for Tech Support Scams

Picture this.  You’re browsing the web when, BAM, a message pops up on your screen telling you that your computer is infected with a virus.  You try to close the message, but it keeps coming back.  What do you do here?  How are you going to get rid of the message?  In the message, you notice an 800 number to call with the promise that they will get you back up and running again.

How Safe is Download.com?

Is Download.com a reliable source for popular apps or a cesspool of bloatware? A lot of times, free software comes bundled with other trial software. This serves to help put some money in the pockets of developers who create the free software. Today, I spin up a virtual machine and see what happens when I install the top 10 apps on Download.com.

A Guide to Preventing and Recovering From CryptoWall

CryptoWall is one of the more frightening types of malware. It encrypts your files and holds them hostage until you pay up. If you don’t pay within the allotted time, your data could be lost and gone forever. Fortunately, CryptoWall is easy to prevent and, with proper planning, easy to recover from.