ransomware

The Rise of Ransomware

Hacker Ransoms on The Rise Due to Connected Devices Cyber security experts are warning that over the past year they have noticed increasing numbers of people are falling victim to ransomware attacks on their connected devices. Ransomware essentially involves a hacker gaining access to a person’s computer, smartphone, smartwatch, or any other connected device and […]

Tesco Bank Robbery

Tesco’s £2.5 Million Refund. ‘Have you got your receipt?’

Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak Don’t panic! No personal data stolen – just £2.5 million pounds belonging to over 9,000 customers, say Tesco. – Okay, so just the bank robbery then. Immediately after the attack Tesco Bank Chief executive Barry Higgins told BBC Radio 4 that during the evening of November 5, the bank saw […]

Prevent Unwanted Software Installing On Your Machine

Tired of unchecking unrelated offers while installing software? Have you ever felt, while installing software, that the installer tries to push additional unwanted programs at all cost? Ever missed a checkbox, and spent hours afterwards removing adware? Ever opened your browser after an installation, only to find out that you have a new homepage, a […]

How to format the drive or run a disk check from the command line [windows7/8/8.1] – TechNTrack

External hard drive not available? If you are faced with a situation in which your external hard drive becomes unavailable, this guide will help you to check it for errors / format from the command line (CMD). How to perform disk check, the CMD : Using the menu WinX in Windows 8 (8.1), open a […]

Internet At The Speed Of Light

What if every light bulb in the world could also transmit data? Wi-Fi speed frustratingly slow? Why not utilise the speed of light and a common LED bulb? At TEDGlobal Dr. Harald Haas demonstrated for the first time, a device that can do exactly that. Sounding more like an April fool’s gag than a serious […]

Microsoft’s swipe’n’swirl pic passwords LESS secure than PINs, warn researchers

Windows 8 Picture Passwords Easily Cracked? Windows 8 and Windows RT come with a feature called Picture Passwords. Users can choose any picture, and then “annotate” it with three finger movements: tapping a point, drawing a stroke, or sweeping a circle. This pattern becomes a users’ means to open or unlock a device as an […]

PC Won’t Start? Try Microsoft’s FREE Standalone System Sweeper

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper is a basic, portable antivirus tool that can be run from a CD/DVD or USB drive to try to rescue a computer that doesn’t boot up. Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper’s executable file downloads all necessary files during installation, which means you need to be connected to the Internet when creating your […]

Firefox Trojan Steals User’s Passwords

Patchy Phisher Forces Firefox to Forego Forgetting Passwords By Andrew Brandt The patch adds a few lines of code, and comments-out other portions of code, that dictate whether Firefox prompts the user to save passwords when he or she logs into a secure site. Before the infection, a default installation of Firefox 3.6.10 would prompt […]

Internet Explorer Security Fix & Web Browser Choice

You may be hearing news reports or rumours to the effect that Microsoft Internet Explorer is once again unsafe to use, due to recently discovered and apparently quite severe vulnerabilities. Although a proper patch has yet to appear, there is a temporary fix from Microsoft, as pictured below, and it’s just a single click away. […]