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 […]

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. […]

Adobe Reader Security News

Certain security issues have been discovered in Adobe’s software Acrobat Reader which have the potential to allow an attacker to remotely execute arbitrary code in PDF files using JavaScript. First a quote from Adobe, then the easy fix that takes only a few seconds to stay safe. “Adobe is aware of reports of a potential […]