Outbreak Alert – Cryptolocker

Outbreak Alerts by StopSign Internet Security let you know when specific malware infections are trending, describe what they do, and provide tips on how to avoid them. What Cryptolocker Does: Encrypts Personal Documents Demands Payment in Exchange for Decrypting Personal Documents Significantly Slows Down the Infected Machine How It Infects: Primarily email attachments, but can […]

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10 “Back To School” Tips To Protect Your Kids Online

The first day of school has come and gone for most of us here in America, and for our kids it’s the final nail in the coffin for Summer. For parents it’s often a time to celebrate a few more hours of quiet in the house after months of neighbor kids coming over, debates over […]

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Smartphone Pictures, Exif, and Personal Privacy

They’re everywhere. In our homes. Offices. Schools. They contain sensitive information about us, identify our children, and have enough data about us to let criminals walk right into our homes. I’m talking, of course, about the digital photos on your smart phone. An over-dramatization? Perhaps, but not by a lot. Recently there’s been a lot […]

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On the Importance of Performing Backups

On The Importance of Backups - 1

Having worked intimately with computers from the early 1980s onward, there is one universal truth I’ve learned everybody will eventually face if they use computers long enough: No matter how much technology improves, you will always face the potential loss of data. The More Technology Changes, the More It Stays the Same Back in the […]

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Outbreak Alert – Trojan.Win32.Medfos.m

Outbreak Alerts by StopSign Internet Security let you know when specific malware infections are trending, describe what they do, and provide tips on how to avoid them. What Trojan.Win32.Medfos.m Does: Downloads Malicious Rogue Anti-Virus Packages Significantly Slows Down the Infected Machine Displays False Error Messages How It Infects: Can be distributed by any means, including […]

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