The traditional way of coming home to access the internet, email and social media has gone out the window. While home based security is critical, it also needs to take into account your mobility. Like a King who is relatively safe in his castle with its layers of security, once he leaves the castle, the security has to change.
I heard it again today, “I don’t have anything they would want, why would hackers attack me?” This is one of dozens of excuse people and businesses give me for not wanting professional IT services and or security.
Our cars have anti-lock brakes, air bags as well as seat belts. Some models come with rear cameras and auto braking features, all in the name of safety. Continue reading →
Ever lost a USB “Thumb” drive? Did you worry if strangers found it what they could find?
As an IT professional, I use USB drives every day. I have lost two in the last 3 years. Fortunately, I don’t keep any customer or dangerous data on them. Basically I keep my logos, some security software and maybe a file or two. The biggest thing that sucks for me is getting my notes back. Normally they are notes on a project I am working on such as “Why WHS backup keeps failing” and in it, shortcuts to web sites with a few notes.
I have sent emails, tweets, posted links and articles on Facebook and so much more, all to warn you about the different crypto locker schemes out there. Apparently I failed to write a specific article on how to prevent it.
Hey you Linux and Apple people, you need to be alert for this too!
Here are the Four major things to do in order to prevent crypto locker with two additional options.