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Top 10 Tips to Avoid Malware

In light of the latest bit of ransomware – Petya – here are tips to prevent getting hacked The latest bit of ransomware – dubbed Petya – is currently running through banks, financial institutions and healthcare facilities in both Asia and [...]

July 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Resetting your Windows PC – Part 2

It’s not as difficult or as time consuming as you may think…   Introduction The other day, we spent a great deal of time going over the prerequisites for determining why and when you should reset your Windows PC. You can see that article [...]

February 7, 2017 // 1 Comment

Resetting your Windows PC – Part 1

In many respects, it’s a lot like resetting your phone… Introduction A couple of years ago, I wrote an article for Soft32 called iDevice Restore Gotchas. It’s a good read. In that article, I covered a few basic points about resetting your [...]

February 1, 2017 // 1 Comment

Apple Releases iOS 9.3.5

A hacking group exposed some nasty holes that Apple has patched with an emergency fix. Over the past few days, Apple has released a point-release to iOS 9.3 – iOS 9.3.5 – that was released to patch vulnerabilities exploited by the Pegasus [...]

August 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

Anyone can Pick Up Malware – Part 2

Sometimes, you can be your own worst enemy… A while back, I posted an article about how anybody could get a computer virus. It was telling, because the anybody was me. I ran afoul of a bad ad network somewhere and picked up something that caused [...]

August 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Is Pokémon Go Really Malware?

The application does some things that are setting off all kinds of alarms over here… When you have young kids, it’s hard to keep them away from all of the latest fads and trending stuff. They hear about from a friend who’s either tried it, got [...]

July 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Ransomware – Taking your Data Hostage

Yeah… Speaking of malware… Introduction With all of the email problems I’ve been having over the past month or so, I’ve had my hands full. I’m nearly certain that I’ve got some kind of malware. Removing it, has been a real chore; but at [...]

December 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Anyone Can Pick Up Malware

The past few weeks have been hellacious at Casa de la Spera…       I’ve been in computing since 1984. I have written more than I can remember without actually reviewing the stuff I’ve written. This includes seven years of [...]

November 18, 2015 // 0 Comments