Ransomware – what is it and how do you protect yourself against it?

Tech Talk #55 – July 8, 2017   Ransomware – what is it and how do you protect yourself against it?   We’ve heard and read the word ransomware a lot lately, but what is it and how can you protect yourself against it?   Ransomware is a form of malware or malicious software.   Malware is software designed to damage or do not-so-nice things to your computer. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, and spyware

Holiday shopping security

Tech Talk #40 – December 3, 2016 It’s that time of year again. The internet lets us shop in stores that can be anywhere in the world and the myriad delivery choices can bring our purchases right to our door. It’s convenient, and the transactions themselves are safe and secure. But there are a few things to watch out for while you’re shopping.   Ransomware Criminals spread ransomware by adding an infected attachment to an

Back that thing up

Tech Talk #22 – Apr 2, 2016 Windows Backup and Restore Backing up the documents, pictures, music, and more on your computer has never been more important. A bad sector on your hard drive, a power outage, an encryption virus, or another catastrophe could take all of your personal files away from you.   The good news is backing up your computer has never been easier.   Since we don’t want to back up the