Tag Archives: security

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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Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) is good security for your data

Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) is good security for your data, especially laptops. Continue reading

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USA Executive Branch responds to alleged Russian Hacking December 2016

President Obama December 29, 2016 President Barack Obama responded to alleged Russian hacking with sanctions, expulsion of 35 suspected Russian intelligence operatives, an executive order and a 13 page document describing the Russian hacking. The 13 page paper titled “GRIZZLY … 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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