From the Visual Capitalist. Click through to read article.
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Why am I, as a cybersecurity professional, posting an article on COVID-19? Cybersecurity covers more territory than many people realize. Of course, a cybersecurity professional is always focused on protecting systems, networks, data, and information. But any cybersecurity certification I have personally taken has ...Continue Reading →
You think you just got a malware infection on your computer, but you’re not sure, and you aren’t sure what to do. Take it to the Geek Squad or another qualified IT shop? If only there were simple things you could try on your own. The good news is there are, and we will show you some of them today.
I just finished helping a client with a strange issue that I thought might be malware related, and we successfully fixed his issue by email, without having to meet or even set up a remote support session. And it occurred to me that I have not covered the issue of malware remediation in ages. Since this can be a fairly easy DIY project for most computer users, I thought a fresh ...Continue Reading →
We have been recommending Windows Defender as an acceptable anti-malware program. What we like about it is that it comes baked into the Windows 10 operating system, and gets its malware definitions updates with the other Windows security and feature updates that users are already receiving. And it is free. Plus it keeps your system a little less cluttered than adding a third party anti-malware product.
Sure, it is not top of ...Continue Reading →
On Wednesday we looked at the obvious, visual symptoms of a malware infection. Today we will explore some changes in performance that can indicate that your computer is infected.
Most malware writers are NOT interested in giving you easy visual clues, but the malware will create additional activity on your system that can tip you off to an infection.
Today we are going to look at the symptoms that your computer may be displaying that are indications of a malware infection.
These are signs that you will see on your computer display, and are the most obvious symptoms.
A great product for quickly and easily adding web site filtering to your organization is OpenDNS Umbrella. OpenDNS was recently purchased by Cisco Systems. OpenDNS is another featured security product that is part of the Managed Services program here at CIT.
The way OpenDNS works is that all of your traffic to and from the Internet is run through the proxy server cloud at OpenDNS. In addition to protecting your organization ...Continue Reading →
AV-Test rated Bitdefender Endpoint Security 5.3 the best anti-virus software for Windows client business users in its December 2015 test. I mention this because this is the product that we deploy here at CIT for our managed service customers. They rated a nearly perfect score. Here are the particulars:
Using BASIC or Visual BASIC programming scripts can add automation and other functions to documents created in the Microsoft Office productivity suite of products. Unfortunately, this feature can be used by cyber-attackers to send malware exploits in otherwise innocuous looking documents that most people would open without a second thought.
The macro virus goes back to 1995, the most infamous being the Melissa email macro virus that $80 million in damages to US ...Continue Reading →