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I’m Careful Online – Do I Need an Antivirus?

Do I need an antivirus

There are certain habits when using the internet and opening email which can make you significantly more vulnerable to viruses and malware. If you avoid these kinds of risky behaviors, you may be wondering, “Do I need an antivirus?” The answer is yes, you do need an antivirus. Just because you don’t click on strange links, visit sketchy websites, or activate lots of plugins, doesn’t mean you aren’t at risk. Even fully patched, reputable internet browsers can be vulnerable to malware. Security flaws are found all the time and patched once they are found, but this means that there’s always…

Wanna Cry Ransomware – The Importance of Installing Updates

Wanna Cry Ransomware

We know it can be a nuisance to come in on a Monday morning only to have to wait for updates to finish installing, but it’s very important to install them in a timely manner. The worldwide release of the Wanna Cry ransomware is the perfect example of why prompt updates are so important. Wanna Cry Ransomware – The Basics This past week, thousands of vulnerable computers fell victim to the Wanna Cry ransomware bug. Imagine turning on your computer only to receive a message that your data is locked up and will only be released by paying a $300…

Is Ransomware a Real Threat for Small Business?

A hospital’s computer network in Hollywood was recently held ransom by a ransomware attack demanding $3.4 million to gain access back into their systems after the digital takeover. In the end, it ended up costing the hospital $17,000 in ransom to get business running again. With this tragic news of the latest Flash Player ransomware hack, you might be wondering; is ransomware a real threat to you, the “little guy.”  Is Ransomware a Real Threat to Small Businesses? Is ransomware a real threat to small businesses? The quick answer is, that depends. Don’t think that because you aren’t a multi-million…

Do You Have Sufficient Protection from Viruses and Malware?

Viruses and Malware

With technological security risks becoming more prevalent and complex, there can often be some confusion as to whether you have sufficient protection from viruses and malware. It’s important to understand that basic or free virus programs may not provide sufficient protection from viruses and malware attacks, especially for use in business. Malware encompasses many forms of malicious attacks, from simple nuisances to serious security risks, and viruses are just one type of malware. Some types of common viruses and malware include: Spyware – This type of malware hides on a computer for the purpose of tracking activity and sometimes to…