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“Ransomware” is what holds data hostage by invading one’s computer when the user clicks on a malicious link in an e-mail or downloads an infected attachment. Visiting a fraudulent web site can also trigger an attack. Ransomware then goes to work at putting your files on lockdown so you can’t ...

Unfortunately in today’s world, scammers are coming at us from all angles to try and trick us to get us to part with our hard earned money. We all need to be vigilant in protecting ourselves online. If you aren’t paying attention—even if you know what to look for—they ...

When it comes to protecting an organization’s information, flaws with this can involve either implementing strong technology to protect too much trivial data, or inadequate protection of important and sensitive data. In short, not enough attention is cast upon a company’s most important information; there’s a gap between the IT ...

Would you reasonably expect success when attempting to drive cross country in a 1975 Pinto with balled tires, no brakes, dried cracked belts and with already 250k on the motor? You might if you didn’t stop and think about things. The same is true of an individual or a business ...

Most information technology (IT) experts are very much unnerved by cyber criminals, says the biggest study involving surveys of IT professionals in mid-sized businesses. 87% send data to cloud accounts or personal e-mail. 58% have sent data to the wrong individual. ...

It’s time to know all the ways you can make sure you’re safe when in mobile space to prevent identity theft. It’s 10 pm; do know where the malware is? Malware is stealthy and hides in places you least expect, like search engines, tech-related sites, entertainment ...

They’re back, and they’re scarier than fangy blood sucking ghosts: tech support scammers. They want to suck you dry of your last penny. A tech support scam may go as follows: You receive a call from someone informing you that your computer is infected with a really bad virus ...

As part of IT Specialist's series of profiles on startups with new solutions or technology which we feel could be of interest to IT professionals, we are pleased to introduce Work Market.  Work Market has designed a platform specifically targeting serious IT professionals and enterprises and IT service companies needing to ...

The Number One Menace to All Organizations
 

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