Terrifying new email scam

There's a new scam going around that would terrify most people if it ever landed in their inbox The emails are slightly different depending on who’s being attacked, but they all have a few similar features: The subject line includes a password that you probably...

Heard of BitLocker?

What is BitLocker and what does it do BitLocker is Microsoft’s easy-to-use, proprietary encryption program for Windows that can encrypt your entire drive as well as help protect against unauthorized changes to your system such as firmware-level malware. BitLocker is...

What is ransomware?

A guide to ransomware Dangerous for you and highly profitable for hackers, ransomware has taken over as today’s no. 1 security threat. Attacks and infection attempts have spiked over the past few years, and will continue to do so as each version seems to get more...

Virus, malware, Trojan… what’s the difference?

Helpful definition Not every piece of software that attacks your PC is a virus. Computer viruses are just one kind of malware (mal-icious soft-ware). Here are some of the other, most common kinds: •Trojans: like the ancient wooden horse full of attackers it takes its...

What is a computer virus?

A computer virus definition A computer virus is a program or piece of code designed to damage your computer by corrupting system files, wasting resources, destroying data or otherwise being a nuisance. Viruses are unique from other forms of malware in that they are...