Here are the “Worst Passwords of 2014” as determined by SplashData. They’re the 25 most common passwords found on the Internet – thus making them the “Worst Passwords” that could expose anybody who uses them to being hacked or having their identities stolen.
Your computer will not just “get infected” with ransomware, the malicious software that encrypts your files and requires a specified amount of money to unlock them. You have to click on something or open something (perhaps unintentionally) to activate the trigger. Last year, CryptoLocker ransomware got a lot of attention, and we’re now dealing with CryptoWall, which is a variant of CryptoLocker.
Do you need to use your office computer from home, the road, or another off-site location? Remote access provides a time-saving and secure way to work when you can’t be in the office. Here are three common remote access options along with pros and cons of each.
What’s the best way to sign off on a business email? It depends on the person and the context. At CRU Solutions, sign offs range from “Best Regards” to “Warm Regards” to “Thanks”. In our business, we keep our sign-offs straight-forward. In your business, maybe quirky is better.
Some of the greatest threats to the IT security of your small business can come from you and your employees. This isn’t to say that we’re all lazy. Actually, it’s quite the opposite. Most of us simply don’t know the steps to take or think we’re too busy to deal with it, so we unintentionally risk exposing company data to people who could cause damage.
CryptoLocker is a ransomware program released in September, 2013 that currently targets Windows-based computers.