A colleague of mine was working on a coworkers personal computer. The job was a fresh Windows 10 installation, and my colleague decided to install Avast Antivirus Free. Shortly after installing Avast Security Onion lit up like a Christmas tree. I didn’t recognize the IP address that the alerts were Read more…
Sorry Mac users, you’re not as secure as you’ve been lead to believe. Granted, Linux being insecure has always been the case and isn’t a recent development.
The fruitfly malware has been in operation for 13 years and was created by a man from Ohio, and the creator and distributor, Phillip Durachinsky, faces a 16 count indictment. (more…)
We all hate slow computers, so this tutorial will show you how to speed up your Windows PC.
Disk Cleanup Tool
Programs→Accessories→System Tools→Disk Cleanup.
Go ahead and tick everything in the disk cleanup window. Wait for the program to finish and click the delete files button.
Start menu -> Type Disk Cleanup
It will take about 5-10 seconds to come to the main window, and it will ask which files you want to delete. Select all files and click ‘Clean up system files.’ (more…)
Sophos has released their prognosis for malware in 2018. You’re probably thinking that there’s no way they could predict what malware authors and hackers are going to do next year. Sophos has a methodology. The report states “It’s impossible to predict the future with 100-percent accuracy, as the threat landscape keeps changing. What you’re about to read represents our best estimates after reviewing snapshots in time, analyzing data collected 24 hours a day, seven days a week using lookups from customer computers. Much of the data was collected from those lookups in the third quarter of 2017. Data in the ransomware section covers April to October. What we saw in those date ranges is consistent with trend lines observed throughout the year. “ (more…)
Quietly, just beneath your nose, a cyber war has been raging for three to fours years between the United States, Russia, Israel, Iran, and North Korea. It’s war in an unofficial sense, but that could be changing soon. As far back as 2011, Pentagon officials have said that certain types of cyber-attacks can be considered an act of war based on the current definition used for land, sea, and air attacks, but don’t have a definition for cyber-attacks. The language for addressing cyber-attacks that have been published in a strategy document by the Pentagon states “When warranted, the United States will respond to hostile acts in cyberspace as we would to any other threat to our country. We reserve the right to use all necessary means — diplomatic, informational, military, and economic — as appropriate and consistent with applicable international law, in order to defend our Nation, our allies, our partners, and our interests.” Its been all talk up until the end of October when the European Union drafted a diplomatic document that states severe cyber-attacks by a foreign nation has the possibility of being classified as an act of war.