Signal, the Snowden-Approved Crypto App, Comes to Android

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Since it first appeared in Apple’s App Store last year, the free encrypted calling and texting app Signal has become the darling of the privacy community, recommended—and apparently used daily—by no less than Edward Snowden himself. Now its creator is bringing that same form of ultra-simple smartphone encryption to Android. On ...

FBI gives shocking advice to ransomware victims

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Over the last few years ransomware has become a prominent way for hackers to extort money from victims. Ransomware such as Cryptolocker encrypts a victims computer and demands a payment to decrypt the files. What's surprising is how the FBI deals with victims of ransomware attacks. Last week at the ...

This Malware Can Delete and Replace Your Entire Chrome Browser with a Lookalike

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Security researchers have uncovered a new piece of Adware that replaces your entire browser with a dangerous copy of Google Chrome, in a way that you will not notice any difference while browsing. The new adware software, dubbed "eFast Browser," works by installing and running itself in place of Google Chrome The ...

Adding a Right-Click Menu Item for Shred In Linux Mint (Nemo)

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

I see this documented around the interwebs quite a bit and always with the same limitation of only working correctly with files that contain no spaces in the filename.  This is an easy fix so I'll go over it all again below. Create a new file in /usr/share/nemo/actions (you must maintain ...

7 Ways to Secure Your Web Browser Against Attacks

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Your web browser is under attack. Aside from simply tricking you into downloading and running malicious software, attackers mainly target flaws in your browser and its plug-ins to compromise your PC. Use these tips to secure your web browser from attackers, whether they’re using malvertising attacks, compromising websites, or just directing you to malicious ...