Archive for month: March, 2016

Sophos, Did you say.. Free?

You heard right. Sophos is offering free commercial grade security software for users.  Sophos is a security software and hardware company that develops products for encryption, network security, mobile and ema...

Ransomware seeks victims via TeamViewer

Anyone use Teamviewer? If so, sorry to say,  you may have been hacked. A new ransomware has been discovered appending the .surprise extension to encrypt important files. Further research into the extension reve...

Nextbit: No Robin Phone for Verizon, Sprint

Bad news for those who thought they were going to get the Nextbit Robin smartphone for Sprint and Verizon customers. Nextbit announced that they have decided to cancel plans to launch a CDMA version. Originally...

Microsoft Pushes Back Windows 7/8.1 End Date

It appears Microsoft is trying to get users to upgrade to Windows 10 by finally pulling the plug on Windows 7 and 8.1. Well. Sorta. The painstaking process of adapting older operating systems to Intel’s r...

New on our radar…ads spreading crypto ransomware

Crypto Ransomware disguised within ads on big time sites Ads featured on sites such as The New York Times, the BBC, MSN and AOL have exposed thousands of users to crypto ransomware. Angler, a toolkit that sells...

Windows 7…on the way out

Designed in 2005, over ten years ago, Windows 7 is still used among common user and business owners alike. Microsoft released the Windows 7 Service Pack 1, more than 5 years ago in 2011. A more recent Service P...

Two-Factor Authentication Evaluation Guide

Two-factor Authentication is a type of multi-factor authentication that provides identification of users using a combination of two different components. These components are often something the user knows, pos...

Microsoft Finally Announces SQL Server on Linux

After the long and rocky relationship between Microsoft and Linux, the dust has finally settled with the release of the Microsoft SQL Server, compatible with Linux.  The Microsoft SQL Server hosts an array of n...

Chrome 49 Update Increases Extension Visibility 

You may have noticed this new aesthetic in the top right corner of your screen. Google Chrome has a large fan base of users who have most likely noticed the changes made with the most recent update.  A string o...

Microsoft releases 13 security bulletins – 5 critical, yikes!

Eight of the bulletins released by Microsoft resolve remote code execution vulnerabilities. The five critical patches released are for RCE flaws. MS16-023, 024, 026, 027, and 028 are the patches that reach Win...