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By Erik Briceno

“Please Patch Your Windows. Pretty Please?” – Microsoft

Do you remember WannaCry? Two years ago, it was arguably the most destructive cyberworm in history — shutting down hospitals, banks, transportation and shipping companies. Perhaps one of the most baffling things of all, though, is the fact that WannaCry didn’t exist until two months AFTER Microsoft had already released a patch that would fix the very vulnerability the worm took advantage of.

Now, in 2019, the same thing is happening again with a vulnerability known as BlueKeep. This security risk is so severe that not only did Microsoft update Windows 10, they even went out of their way to patch its depreciated operating systems: Windows 2003, Windows XP and Windows Vista.   Read more

Recent Malware Attacks Show Why You Need to Protect Your Data

By Erik Briceno

Recent Malware Attacks Show Why You Need to Protect Your Data

Earlier this year, hackers took aim at the city of Atlanta, hobbling the city government’s vital data and computer systems. They used a pernicious form of malware — malicious software programs that can harm or disable your computer or mobile device while robbing you of time, money or your very identity.

That’s exactly what occurred in Atlanta, where Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said, “We are dealing with a hostage situation.” And recovery efforts have cost the city an estimated $2.6 million.

What happened in Atlanta, unfortunately, doesn’t stay in Atlanta. The city’s experience with digital extortion illustrates the dangers posed by hackers — and why businesses and individuals must do all they can to detect and prevent cyber attacks.   Read more

Your Computer’s Worst Enemy: Malware

By Erik Briceno

Your Computer’s Worst Enemy: Malware

It’s what every tech user fears — malware, those malicious software programs that can harm or disable your computer or mobile device while robbing you of precious time, money or your very identity. In 2017, experts say more than half of American adults were impacted by a malware attack. You don’t want to become part of that statistic.   Read more

“Please Patch Your Windows. Pretty Please?” – Microsoft
Recent Malware Attacks Show Why You Need to Protect Your Data
Recent Malware Attacks Show Why You Need to Protect Your Data
Keeping Up With the Bad Guys: 3 Key Trends in Cybersecurity
Keeping Up With the Bad Guys: 3 Key Trends in Cybersecurity
Your Computer’s Worst Enemy: Malware
Your Computer’s Worst Enemy: Malware