This Computer Backup Guide Will Really Save Your Assets

When was the last time you backed up your computer? If you have automatic backups, do you check them on a regular basis? Have you ever tested your backups by trying to restore some of your files? It’s not enough to set your backups and forget them. You would not believe the number of times … Continue reading This Computer Backup Guide Will Really Save Your Assets

Ransomware: A Dangerous Threat to Your Computer

Ransomware is a particularly nasty form of computer virus that encrypts your data, then demands payment for the encryption key. Why is ransomware so hazardous, and how can you remove it? Ransomware is vicious because it doesn’t just render your computer unusable. It encrypts all of your files, including those on networked computers, removable drives, … Continue reading Ransomware: A Dangerous Threat to Your Computer

Lessons Learned From The LinkedIn Password Hack

Social media site LinkedIn suffered a major security breach this week as over 6 million passwords were stolen. First, here's a great quote from eWeek that explains why you need to pay attention to data breaches. The compromise of a LinkedIn account has three important ramifications, opined Carl Leonard, senior manager of security researcher at Websense. "First, the … Continue reading Lessons Learned From The LinkedIn Password Hack