Category Archives: Technology

What is ransomware and how do I protect my PC from WannaCry?

On Friday 12 May and over the weekend, thousands of computers were attacked by malware called WannaCry, also known as WCry, WannaDecryptOr and WannaCrypt. It’s ransomware and stops you from accessing any files on the ‘infected’ computer until you pay the ransom. NHS computers were infected in the UK by the attack, along with computers in over… Read More »

Google Chrome won’t be allowed on Windows 10 S

Microsoft’s newest Windows 10 edition is designed to allow desktop apps that have been converted to packages for the Windows Store. But a provision in the store’s policies blocks desktop browsers like Chrome. Is it about security, or something else? The desktop version of Google Chrome will not be coming to Windows 10 S. Windows… Read More »

A Full Review of Carbonite, an Cloud Backup Service

Carbonite is one of the world’s most popular cloud backup services, and for good reason. All of their backup plans are unlimited and come with a lot of features, putting Carbonite near the top of my list of unlimited cloud backup plans. Carbonite has been around since 2006 and has a massive customer base, making… Read More »

Over 1 million decrypted Gmail and Yahoo accounts allegedly up for sale on the Dark Web

A dark web vendor is reportedly selling over 1 million decrypted Gmail and Yahoo accounts in an underground marketplace. The accounts listed for sale allegedly contain usernames, emails and plaintext passwords. The cybercriminal allegedly selling the accounts is believed to be using the handle “SunTzu583”. The dark web vendor is allegedly selling 100,000 Yahoo accounts,… Read More »

Blue screen of death? iPhone freezing? Blame particles from outer space

Electrically charged particles from outer space may be to blame when our electronic devices crash unexpectedly. According to Bharat Bhuva, a professor of electrical engineering at Vanderbilt University, many unexplained glitches that force a reboot could be the result of electrically charged particles generated by cosmic rays from outside our solar system. Once the rays… Read More »