How to protect your PC from infection

Think of all the valuable data your PC contains (pictures, files, invoices, contacts, etc). Now imagine losing all of that data Virus’ are still a thing but you should be more worried about ransomware, worms and all of the other digital creepy crawlies roaming the net looking to make you their next victim. Go read… Continue reading How to protect your PC from infection

Companies buying bitcoin to prepare for cyber extortion

In an uncertain world where kidnapping for ransom is an all too common occurrence, many hostage negotiators use the no-concession policy. They justify this position by explaining that paying a ransom makes it more likely that the perpetrators will try it again and often times the ransom is used to fund illegal or terrorist organizations.… Continue reading Companies buying bitcoin to prepare for cyber extortion

Locky Ransomware is king of SPAM emails

We had lower than normal SPAM numbers for the last couple of quarters but the evil scourge of the internet is back with a vengeance. Company CISOs and personal users probably noticed a rise recently of emails containing variants of the locky ransomware (encrypting) malware. The number of SPAM emails containing malware reached an all… Continue reading Locky Ransomware is king of SPAM emails

Samsung Note 7 to come bundled with McAfee security

Itell Security (formerly McAfee) announced that the Samsung Note 7 will come bundled with McAfee VirusScan mobile security. The press release claims “Samsung customers can enjoy better protection from more diverse and sophisticated threats in mobile world.” Truth be told, I do not advocate using an antivirus on Android smartphones but you have to ensure… Continue reading Samsung Note 7 to come bundled with McAfee security

2015 will be the year of targeted stealthy malware

2014 was the year of the hack. The year of the spectacular hack. You know this because these major incidents were reported in your run of the mill 6PM news show (not just the tech press). As we start a fresh new year, what can we expect? This isn’t your father’s malware Virus’ and malware… Continue reading 2015 will be the year of targeted stealthy malware

Baidu Antivirus Pro free

Baidu is China’s response to Google and they have just launched a free antivirus solution called Baidu Antivirus 2013. In my tests, it was light, easy to use and fast anti-virus. They promise to protect you from malware, viruses, spyware and adware. I tested it against some more common malicious code and it seems to… Continue reading Baidu Antivirus Pro free