Safe Enough

Safe Enough

The Case for Imperfect Cyber Security Imagine this scenario: Deep underground, in the bowels of Cheyenne Mountain, in one of the United State’s government’s most secure and shielded facilities, there’s a vault. The vault is guarded with lasers and...
Sneaky Bastards

Sneaky Bastards

Browser URL Hack Affects Chrome, Firefox This is one of those moments I can’t decide whether I’m more frustrated or impressed by the latest cyber attack out there. Frustrated, because: What, the Internet wasn’t dangerous enough already? Sheesh....

How to Update Your Computer’s Software

Updating your computer is one of the three essential components to keeping it and your data safe from hackers and viruses. Updates fix holes in the software that make it easy for hackers and viruses to get in. They also (usually) make things work better. There are two...

How to backup your business computers

Reliable backups of your data and systems are critical to you staying in business. Sound a little strong? Consider: Even if you can reconstruct all your data and systems from other sources, how long will that take, and how will rebuilding from scratch like that affect...

Set appropriate user permissions

That’s solid advice for bustin’ paranormal chops, but bad for keeping your computer safe. Lemme ‘splain: Bad guys with good permissions When your computer gets infected (or hacked, or…), the malware runs with the same permissions that you have....

How to harden your computer’s operating system

“Hardening” your computer’s operating system makes it more resistant to viruses and attackers. Sound like a good thing? Read on to learn how to do it! Close all the windows; lock all the doors First, a little explanation: Your computer talks to the...