Tag Archives: malware

ransomeware and WannaCry (WanaDecrypt0r, Wanna Decryptor)

Ransomeware holds your data for ransom by encrypting it then demanding a payment to unencrypt it. This is a crime. Here are my notes on the recent WannaCry (WannaDecrypt0r, Wanna Decryptor) ransomware. Continue reading

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False security alerts and 800 phone number scams active now

Recently I have seen two computers taken over by false security alerts and 800 phone number scams. Fortunately these two incidents were not destructive but they did require removing the scam settings to resume normal Internet web browsing. Continue reading

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Email insecurity

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Email was invented 50 years ago at a time when security and privacy were not major concerns. Times have changed. Now every government, business, hacker and vandal wants to mess with your email. Now email has plenty of security and privacy issues. Continue reading

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Quick and Free fix for your slow PC! (removing junk software with MalwareBytes)

When home PC users complain that their PC has gotten slow, the first thing that I suspect is junk software has clogged their system. Here is my recommendation for a quick fix (install and run MalwareBytes) and my thoughts on malware and malware removal in general. Continue reading

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Safer computing with Windows XP after Microsoft ends support

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This is not the end of the world for people still using Windows XP but Windows XP users need to be extra careful to stay safe and secure on the Internet. Here are my 5 suggestions for … Continue reading

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