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.
While I am upset with FedEx, I am even more upset with FeDex!
Just a reminder for you to not open all email you receive. This is a malware attachment. The real FedEx knows about these. http://www.fedex.com/us/security/prevent-fraud/email.html and http://www.fedex.com/us/update2.html
Instead of delving into the type of scam this is, Phishing, and instead of talking about the malware inside the zip file, I want to tell you to “just say no” and don’t open such emails.