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  How to beat ransomware: prevent, don’t react

How to beat ransomware: prevent, don’t react

Picture this: You’ve spent the last few weeks working on a tribute video for a friend’s 30th wedding anniversary. You collected photos and video clips and edited them together, laying over a soundtrack of their favorite songs. It was a real labor... Show More
  The Windows firewall is the overlooked defense aga...

Despite all the attention currently focused on Windows computers being infected with WannaCry ransomware, a defensive strategy has been overlooked. This being a Defensive Computing blog, I feel the need to point it out.

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  You should disable automatic downloads in Chrome r...

Google Chrome users on Windows are advised to disable automatic downloads in the web browser to protect authentication data against a new threat discovered recently.

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  Bookmarks Organizer for Firefox

Bookmarks Organizer is an excellent add-on for the Firefox web browser that scans for dead and redirecting bookmarks, as well as empty name bookmarks currently. Scans are fast, and users have options to deal with all errors and issues with a single click, or by going through the results manually to ... Show More
  Apple releases updates for iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2...

On Monday, Apple released iOS version 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, and tvOS 10.2.1 to the public, after a month-long beta testing period for each revision.

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  How to Enable Undo Send in Gmail

You have email regrets. Everyone does. Perhaps you knew it was a bad idea or a "reply all" disaster the second you hit Send. But that's life; you live, you learn.

Except if you have Gmail, that is. While Google can't exactly invent a time machine, its "Undo Send" feature within Gmail can recall a... Show More

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  Microsoft issues first Windows XP patch in 3 years...

Microsoft on Friday took the unprecedented step of issuing patches for long-demoted versions of Windows, including Windows XP, to immunize PCs from fast-spreading ransomware that has crippled machines worldwide.

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  The worm that spreads WanaCrypt0r

Something that many security researchers have feared has indeed come true. Threat actors have integrated a critical exploit taking advantage of a popular communication protocol used by Windows systems, crippling thousands of computers worldwide with ransomware.

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  What are exploits? (And why you should care)

Exploits: they€™re not your mama€™s cyberthreats. At one point in the not-so-distant past, exploits were responsible for delivering 80 percent of malware to people€™s systems. But exploits seem to be experiencing a lull today. Does this mean they€™re g... Show More
  ZERO shows malware who is boss

Watch Malwarebytes€™ trademark robot, ZERO, destroy malware in this dystopian animated clip.

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  Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system...

Many people believe that if you don't want to use the Windows operating system, the only other option is to fork out almost obscene amounts of cash for a Mac. There is, however, another option.

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  Do not Fall for This Google Docs Phishing Scam

The 'highly sophisticated' phishing campaign appears to have hit a number of journalists, along with individuals from other industries.

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I want to download the two free antivirus prog. available on web viz- 1 Spybot- search n destroy, and secondly – 2 Malware bytes. Could you please tell me – the most reliable and genuine websites where these two AV programs could be downloaded.

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1. Spybot S&D : https://www.safer-networking.org/ 2. Malwarebytes: https://www.malwarebytes.com/

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What is the alternate to insecure & unstable Adobe Flash plug-in?

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Presently there is none. However in Windows 10 the browser "Microsoft Edge" has Adobe Flash but it is turned off by default. When you encounter a page that requires Flash you can temporarily turn it on for that page only. Other browsers may follow suit soon.

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