Ransomware – what it is and how to protect yourself from it

Tech Talk #30 – July 23, 2016 Ransomware is malicious software that attackers use to encrypt your pictures, documents, and other files for ransom; demanding payment from you to get them back.   The ransomware code encrypts files stored on local and network drives using RSA public-key cryptography, with the private key stored on the attacker’s command and control servers. The ransomware then displays a message which offers to decrypt your files after you pay up.

Google history

Tech Talk #29 – July 9, 2016 The more time we spend on the internet, the more advertisers and search engines know about us. But what do they know? And what, exactly, are they tracking?   When we use Google to search for something or use Gmail, or watch videos on YouTube or conduct any other type of activity through a Google product or service, Google collects data and establishes a personal profile which it uses to distribute