Don’t let Cyber Criminals Spook You! – 5 Steps to Protect your Business from Cyber Crime

A Seattle company was recently broken into and a stash of old laptops was stolen. Just a typical everyday crime by typical everyday thieves. These laptops weren’t even being used by anyone in the company. The crime turned out to be anything but ordinary when those same thieves (cyber-criminals) used data from the laptops to obtain information and siphon money out of the company via fraudulent payroll transactions.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and it is an opportunity to engage public and private sector stakeholders – especially the general public – to create a safe, secure, and resilient cyber environment. Everyone has to play a role in cyber security.

10 Questions about iPhone’s Fingerprint Sensor

Arguably the most fascinating feature unveiled during Apple's iPhone event Tuesday is Touch ID, a fingerprint sensor included with the iPhone 5s.

With the device launching on Sept. 20, we answer 10 questions about the iPhone's latest feature.

1. What is it?

Touch ID is a fingerprint sensor that sits on the home button of the iPhone 5s.

2. What does it do?

It allows users to perform certain functions on the iPhone by simply placing their thumb or finger on the home button.

Common Types of Electronic Infections

When you listen to the news, you hear about many different forms of electronic infection. The most common are:

Virus: A virus is a small piece of software that piggybacks on real programs. For example, a virus might attach itself to a program such as a spreadsheet program.

Top 5 Most Destructive Computer Viruses

Computer viruses have come a long way from the early days of personal computers, when teenage hackers competed for bragging rights, creating malware designed for mischief or random mayhem. Now, the hackers have gone professional, and their ambitions have grown; rather than amateurs working out of their parents' basement, malware creators are often part of an underworld criminal gang, or working directly for a foreign government or intelligence agency.

How to Detect a Phishing E-mail

Around 500 million phishing emails are sent per day and they are effective. Every 60 seconds, 250 computers are hacked. These breaches cost companies $388 billion a year in stolen business secrets and intellectual property.
What is Phishing?
Phishers typically create fake emails that appear to come from someone you trust, such as a bank, credit card company, or a popular website.

A Shiny New Gadget

Samsung Galaxy Camera
Review By: George Staver
I am that father who wants to try to capture every moment of his son’s active life as possible. My son just started playing Pee Wee Football so I decided it was time to upgrade my still camera and camcorder.

Computer User Alert!

If you spend a lot of time online, share music files or photos with other users, or if you download shareware or other Internet “freebies”, chances are your computer is infected with spyware.

Spyware is Internet jargon for hidden, undetected programs advertisers install on your PC to gather and report information about you and your online activities to a remote person.

9 Warning Signs Your Computer is Infected with Spyware

Spyware is Internet jargon for hidden programs that advertisers install on your PC without your permission to spy on you, gather information, and report this information about you and your online activities to a third party.

Spyware is NOT harmless; it can be responsible for delivering a boatload of spam, altering your web browser, slowing down your PC, and serving up a bounty of pop-up ads.

Is Anything in Life REALLY Free?

Warning: If You’ve Downloaded Free Software From The Internet, Your Computer May Be At Risk For Viruses, Hackers, and Spyware!
We’ve all heard the saying that the best things in life are free, but I’m not sure they were referring to software.

Freeware (free software, not to be confused with open source software) such as the AVG anti-virus free edition, Spybot, and Ad-Aware are all programs you can download to your PC for the ultimate discount: free.