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AVG Protects You Against WannaCry

TweetStay protected from Ransomware All versions of AVG protect against WannaCry One Caveat:  NO Antivirus is 100% protection out of the box. Custom tuning of the installation is critical! With 120 million new ransomware samples in 2015 alone, it is one of the fastest growing threats on the web. Hijacking your computer until you pay Continue Reading

The Sky Is Falling!

TweetWith a nod to Chicken Little… Massive Ransomware Outbreak! By now I’m willing to bet good money you’ve all seen the various news articles telling you to bend over and kiss your ass goodbye if your computer is connected to the Internet today. In point of fact, the ransomware issue is getting worse by the Continue Reading

Avoid Business Transactions Over Unsecured Wi-Fi

TweetFree Wi-Fi is extremely convenient and very tempting to use.  But should you?  This fits into the category of “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should” topics. Sure it’s convenient to park yourself in the local coffee shop, connect to their free Wi-Fi and take care of your banking.  But while you’re doing this, Continue Reading

Securing Your Castle

TweetKeeping the Bad Guys Out is a hot topic these days.  It seems that residential crime has spiked significantly in the Far North Dallas area of late.  Theories abound as to the reasons for this: North Central Patrol officers have been diverted south into areas of Dallas experiencing a spike in drug crime The criminals Continue Reading

Change Your Dropbox Password TODAY

TweetBack in 2012 Dropbox had its servers hacked, exposing all the account information for 68 Million users.  You may recall hearing about this.  For the last 4 years, these hackers have just sat on the information. Well, boys and girls, that all just changed with the release of the user names and passwords of 68 Continue Reading

IOS 9.3 Update Addresses Critical Vulnerabilities

TweetOn August 25, Apple released the iOS 9.3.5 update for the iOS 9 operating system.  This comes roughtly a month after releasing iOS 9.3.4 and a few weeks before we expect to see the release of iOS 10, which is currently in beta testing. iOS 9.3.5 is available immediately to all devices running iOS 9 Continue Reading

Google Finds Norton / Symantec Vulnerabilities

TweetCritical Norton / Symantec Security Vulnerabilities What does this mean to you? To set the stage for this discussion I worked for Symantec for 3 years in their TimeLine project management division.  Initially in Tech Support I transitioned to marketing a liaison between our engineering department and our Fortune 100 / Government clients in the Continue Reading

Opening a Master Padlock is Too Easy

TweetAs our regular readers have figured out by now, the posts here deal with security of many kinds – not just computers.  Our goal is to keep you safe in all areas.  Therefore, from time to time we discover something significant that we think you should know about and Voila! a new blog article is Continue Reading

Simple Steps to Protect Your Privacy

TweetI was reading Forbes today and they recently published a list of ten simple things you should do to protect your privacy. Given that Identity Theft is a rapidly growing problem, I thought this seemed like an excellent topic.  By this point in time, most of us either know someone personally – or ourselves have Continue Reading