Posts Tagged 'ransomware'
As PCs and servers get better protected and employees more knowledgeable about the ransomware threat, criminals will go after less secure systems such as smart TVs, conferencing equipment, or other unsecured devices. Ransomware, the malicious software that encrypts your files until you pay to get the encryption key to unlock them, is having quite a […]
It’s fun to re-watch shows like “Friends” and realize that so many plot lines are irrelevant today because of technology advancements. It’s even more fun to reimagine those story lines with today’s tech advancements. Without a doubt there would have been an episode around the dim-witted Joey having his mobile phone hacked because all of […]
Apps have quickly become a favorite element for mobile device users. They allow users to easily access social networks, news, games, even shopping networks. Users become so accustomed and dependent on apps that it might not occur to them that these apps can be a source of distress. Certain users became fully aware of just […]
Five years ago, when we joined with Intel, we made a few predictions on the future of security. We predicted that the confluence of more users, data, devices and cloud networks would drive more attacks and new malware. We called it the “perfect security storm,” and it arrived sooner and stronger than we anticipated. How […]
Got a great business idea? Want to expand with less risk? Build a good product, develop some training, put them together into a repeatable formula, and collect the royalties from your franchisees. This model, used successfully for everything from fast food to hair salons to tax preparation, is now available for criminal ransomware. Cybercriminals have […]