A Prescription To Avoid Computer Viruses

A Prescription To Avoid Computer Viruses We’ve talked a lot lately about different kinds of computer viruses out there that could be lurking and waiting to attack your computer. From Ebola to Jimmy Kimmel, you never can be too sure of what’s safe and what’s dangerous. So we’ve compiled a list (a prescription of sorts) of ways you can be vigilant in keeping your computer, files and personal information safe. Photo credit: IntelFreePress / Foter / CC BY According to AngiesList, the number one way you can protect your computer from hackers is to not use the same password over and over again. You’ve probably seen a lot about company…

Ebola Virus Could Be Coming To Your Inbox

Ebola Virus Could Be Coming To Your Inbox You’ve probably heard about a fair share of viruses that could infect your computer just from clicking a link in your email – from sweepstakes scams to fake password reset links from online shopping sites. Now there’s even more reason to be mindful of the emails you open and links you click: an Ebola hack could be lurking in your inbox. Photo credit: NIAID / Foter / CC BY According to The International Business Times, a new strain of malware is being distributed by hackers in the form of an email from the World Health Organization, WHO. The email is being sent…

Mark Dryer Shares Security Tips to Keep Your Data Safe

Mark Dryer Shares Security Tips to Keep Your Data Safe Many businesses will experience a catastrophic data loss this year. Here are some tips and advice from Mark Dryer, CEO of MDL Technology, about how to keep data safe. Keep sensitive data in a central location.  Limiting the number of data storage sources simplifies your security strategy.   Make sure that your data is stored in an encrypted file system.   Emails containing sensitive data should be encrypted.   Implement firewalls and antivirus programs that utilize the most current antivirus/anti spyware/IPS services to eliminate external threats. Implement a patching system so that all operating systems and applications remain current.  …

Celebrities: How They Can Attack Your Computer With Viruses

Celebrities: How They Can Attack Your Computer With Viruses Photo credit: Don Hankins / Foter / CC BY The next time you search for your favorite celebrity online, you might want to think twice before clicking a link from a site you aren’t familiar with. That’s because some celebrities are more likely than others to link you to a website with spyware, malware or other viruses. According to McAfee, Jimmy Kimmel is the most dangerous celebrity to search for online. McAfee said Kimmel has a 19 percent chance of sending your computer to a site that could cause harm. Cyber-criminals use malware and spyware in an attempt to steal your…