Google warns of actively exploited Windows zero-day

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Google has disclosed to the public the existence of a Windows zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2016-7855) that is being actively exploited in the wild. According to Neel Mehta and Billy Leonard, of the Google Threat Analysis Group, it’s a local privilege escalation in the Windows kernel that can be used as a security ...

Remove ransomware infections from your PC using these free tools

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Ransomware, a variety of malware which encrypts user files and demands payment in return for a key, has become a major threat to businesses and the average user alike. Coming in a variety of forms, ransomware most often compromises PCs through phishing campaigns and fraudulent emails. Once a PC is infected, ...

10 easy ways to prevent malware infection

Friday, August 26th, 2016

We told you how to tell if you’re infected with malware. We told you how to clean up the infection if you get it. How about how to stop the infection from happening in the first place? Yes, it’s possible to clean up an infected computer and fully remove malware from ...

Paperspace: Your full computer in the cloud

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

I'd forgotten that I signed up to test the BETA version of this service about a year ago and I finally got an invite over the weekend and started playing around with it.  VDI is not new but it's now becoming more affordable for the consumer and they offer some ...

EduCrypt ransomware teaches you a lesson about computer security

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Ransomware has been infamously known to be nasty pieces of malware that takes a computer's files hostage, and then demands a ransom, which can vary in cost. Countless variants have been discovered, which differ in how they are programmed, but all demand money in the end. However, a new variant recently ...