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I’m still on Windows 7 – what should I do?

Support for Windows 7 has ended, leaving Marcy wondering how they can protect themselves I do a lot of work on a Windows 7 desktop PC that is about five years old. I’m a widow and can’t afford to run out and get a new PC at this time, or pay for Windows 10. If [...]

By |2020-01-16T03:00:27-05:00January 16th, 2020|chrome, Computing, Data and computer security, Internet, Malware, Microsoft, software, Technology, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7|Comments Off on I’m still on Windows 7 – what should I do?

STOP (Djvu) Ransomware: Ransom For Your Shady Habits!

With almost 200 extensions, STOP (djvu) ransomware can be said to be 2019’s most active and widespread ransomware. Although this ransomware was active a year before, it started its campaign aggressively in early 2019. To evade detection, it has been continuously changing its extensions and payloads. For earlier infections, data…

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 security fix after NSA warning

US agency revealed flaw that could be exploited by hackers to create malicious software Microsoft is rolling out a security fix to Windows 10 after the US National Security Agency (NSA) warned the popular operating system contained a highly dangerous flaw that could be used by hackers.The NSA revealed during a press conference on Tuesday [...]

By |2020-01-14T14:04:14-05:00January 14th, 2020|Computing, Data and computer security, Hacking, Malware, Microsoft, NSA, Technology, World news|Comments Off on Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 security fix after NSA warning

The five: ransomware attacks

Software that demands money with menaces has hit the big time. Here are some of its most lucrative formsCyber-attacks that threaten to publish a victim’s data or block access to it unless a ransom is paid have grown internationally since 2012. Continue reading...

By |2020-01-12T00:45:26-05:00January 12th, 2020|Data and computer security, Malware, Technology|Comments Off on The five: ransomware attacks