Monthly Archives: June 2017

The global ransomware epidemic is just getting started

WannaCry should have been a major warning to the world about ransomware. Then the GoldenEye strain of Petya ransomware arrived. What’s next? Thousands of computers around the world are getting locked up by a fast-spreading ransomware. Big businesses are getting hit. An entire hospital is shut out of its system. Suddenly, it’s everywhere: the next… Read More »

Microsoft says ‘no known ransomware’ runs on Windows 10 S for Surface Laptops – so someone tried to hack it

A leading security researcher was enlisted to test if Microsoft’s newest, locked down version of Windows 10 is protected against all “known” kinds of ransomware, as the company claims. Microsoft claims “no known ransomware” runs on Windows 10 S, its newest, security-focused operating system. The software giant announced the version of Windows earlier this year… Read More »

How to protect your data if you lose power

With storm season on the way, it’s important for businesses and individuals to think about what would happen to their computer systems if a bolt of lightning struck their building, or if a nearby tree took out a power line. A UPS (uninterruptable power supply) is a device that allows your computer (or other piece… Read More »