Learn About This Exploitable Flaw in Apple’s Security Code

Learn About This Exploitable Flaw in Apple’s Security Code

For the longest time Mac users felt their devices were impenetrable. However as Apple gains a greater share of the market hackers have started creating more and more malware targeting Mac users. This past Tuesday a cybersecurity research firm flagged an exploitable flaw in Apple’s security code that has been present for over a decade. Keep reading to learn just how dangerous this flaw is.  Read more

If You Know Someone That Has This Toy – Be Careful. What Hackable Toys Can Teach Us About Security.

If You Know Someone That Has This Toy – Be Careful. What Hackable Toys Can Teach Us About Security.

Last week it was announced that CloudPets, a brand of bluetooth-enabled smart toys, are being pulled from the online stores of Walmart, Amazon, eBay and Target. CloudPets allow children to record and receive audio messages via the cloud and an iOS or Android app. Keep reading to discover why these children toys are a cyber security threat.  Read more

6 Gifts For A Secure And Fun Father’s Day

6 Gifts For A Secure And Fun Father’s Day

If there’s one thing dads love, it’s gadgets! FixMeStick is the perfect Father’s Day gift for a dad who loves to stay up-to-date on the latest security measures, and with use on up to 3 computers, FixMeStick will make him the virus removal hero of your whole household! Give your dad the peace-of-mind of having a virus free computer – click here to get your dad a FixMeStick this Father’s Day.
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Hack Alert: Under Armour Under Attack

Hack Alert: Under Armour Under Attack

Only last week Facebook came forward with claims of compromised user data, and today Under Armour is revealing the same. Under Armour purchased the popular fitness app MyFitnessPal in 2015. Now, in February, over 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts were breached, causing it to be one of the largest data breaches in history. Under Armour is urging users to change their passwords, Dashlane can help you do this. Read more

Virus Alert: SamSam Ransomware

Virus Alert: SamSam Ransomware

March 2018 has proven an active month for ransomware around the country. A blatant attack on the government, SamSam ransomware has hit two major American cities. First Colorado, rendering Colorado’s Department of Transport computers useless, then no more than a week ago Atlanta was struck, and only yesterday WannaCry attacks on Boeing have been reported. Due to these attacks many government tasks are being handled by the old-school method of handwriting! Despite the concentration of attacks this month, city-wide computer hacking is not a new concept. In 2017, Dallas experienced a municipal security threat by having their weather sirens hacked. This persistent blaring for 1.5hrs was only the beginning of larger threats to follow. With ransomware continuing to spread, keep reading for everything you need to know to protect yourself. Read more

The Malware Hall of Fame: WannaCry

The Malware Hall of Fame: WannaCry

WannaCry” or  “WannaCryptor” is ransomware that quickly spread to over 57000 machines in over 150 countries in just a few hours, and despite attempts to stop it, continued growing. “WannaCry” is being called the biggest ransomware outbreak the Internet has ever seen. Some are speculating it could be starting to spread again – earning it a spot in our Malware Hall of Fame. Keep reading to learn more about WannaCry and how to protect yourself. 

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Could You Be Infected And Not Even Know It?

Could You Be Infected And Not Even Know It?

Your computer could be trying to tell you something – are you listening? Learn everything you need to know about “Bug Splat.exe”. First off, what is it? 

Bug splat.exe was created initially by engineers to help track and identify issues when a program crashes. It is a .exe file developed by Macromedia, associated with flash 5.0 for Windows Operating Systems. Learn what to do if you are seeing error messages related to this below.  Read more

Are You Using One of The 100 Worst Passwords of 2017?

Are You Using One of The 100 Worst Passwords of 2017?

How many of us are guilty of using the same password for our emails, online banking, and social media? How many times have we used our birthday or pet’s name as a password? How about password, 12345, or even monkey?

Unfortunately by using simple, easy-to-remember passwords, we’re actually making the passwords simple and easy-to-crack for hackers. They are able to program viruses to track these patterns, rendering you unintentionally responsible for your own information being stolen. But don’t panic just yet! Read more

This Is The Safest (And Easiest) Way To Keep Your Accounts Secure

This Is The Safest (And Easiest) Way To Keep Your Accounts Secure

Our customers frequently ask us for computer security recommendations. Where possible, we will work out an exclusive discount for FixMeStick customers for computer security products that we recommend. Dashlane Password Manager is a must-have. The best way to protect your identity and online accounts is by using strong, unique passwords everywhere. However, keeping track of passwords securely is difficult. With Dashlane, you benefit from having a software program create strong, unique passwords for you. Dashlane will then automatically fill in the login page for your online accounts. Once you use it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

But what if Dashlane gets hacked?  That’s a great question!

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What To Get Your Grad Who Has It All

What To Get Your Grad Who Has It All

With Father’s Day right around the corner it can only mean one thing, graduations! Maybe your child or grandchild is graduating this year, have you thought about what a great graduation gift could be? This graduating generation seems to have it all, especially when it comes to technology, but it’s important to help keep them safe in today’s digital world. Often they can be oblivious to threats because they’ve grown up with technology. Keep reading for great grad gifts for kids that seem to have it all.  Read more