With Valentine’s Day this week we all have love on the brain. Online dating has become increasingly popular so meeting new people isn’t what it used to be. That being said, it’s important to know how to protect yourself and your computer online. Read more
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
Our customers now benefit from McAfee® Security Technology in the FixMeStick device’s parallel multi-scanner and additional cloud-based detection technology to remove the latest threats. Read more
It is a common misconception that antivirus is enough when it comes to the protection of your computer. It is important to know the limits of antivirus software so you can now where your weaknesses are. Read more
This year we celebrate Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018. Recognizing SID started in 2004, and is now celebrated internationally in approximately 130 countries. This year we look to make conscious decisions while contributing to the online community, focusing on the theme “Create, connect and share respect: a better internet starts with you”. Read more
Most of us have experienced browsing the internet and being assaulted by pop-up advertisements at one point or another. Many companies have a window that appears when you visit their website, these are just standard ads created for promotion. The ones to be wary of appear out of nowhere, are difficult to close, and seem to multiply. These pop-ups can be gateways for malware to get onto your computer. We have everything you need to know about pop-ups! Read more
We’re just days away from one of the most exciting and sensationalized sporting events of the year — Super Bowl Sunday! Do you have your cybersecurity game plan in place?
In the world of cybersecurity, the playbook is all about assembling the right team, implementing continuous defense, and committing to regular fitness. While your defense is becoming more sophisticated – so are the threats. This year more than ever we see hacked accounts, data loss, and ransomware extortion posing an extreme threat to our security. There is no victory parade or off-season for cybersecurity. Make sure you’re prepared today, because everyday is Super Bowl Sunday in the cybersecurity world!
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
From time to time, in our product or in our communications, you might have noticed this guy: FixMan.
Over the past few years mobile security has become increasingly important. However, many are completely unaware that their mobile device is just as vulnerable, if not more, than their computer. If the proper security measures aren’t taken sensitive information could end up in the wrong hands. Here’s 5 ways you can improve your mobile security. Read more
Two vulnerabilities in modern computers have recently been found, Meltdown and Spectre. They allow hackers “to steal the entire memory contents of computers, including mobile devices, personal computers and servers running in cloud computer networks”. Read more
Think you’ve got your bases covered because you already have an antivirus program? Think again.
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!
Whether you use your computer for playing games or online banking, protect your data and privacy by avoiding these cyber security mistakes. Read more
The newest Trojan making the rounds is “Terdot”. It uses infected email attachments to spread and has targeted users in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany and Australia. It is based on the Zeus banking Trojan. Find out what you need to do to stay safe. Read more
Black Friday is just around the corner and with that comes hot deals but also malware trying to capitalize on this busy time of the year! Check out these tips for how to stay safe while online shopping this holiday season! Read more
FixMeStick® Technologies Inc. has been ranked as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 award program. FixMeStick ranked 15th on the list and first in Quebec with 2,698% in revenue growth from 2013 to 2016. The Fast 50 program honours 50 Canadian technology companies with the highest revenue-growth percentage over the past four years.
By now, you’ve probably heard about the “WannaCry” or “WannaCryptor” virus. It was released Friday, May 12th and quickly spread to over 57000 machines in over 150 countries. Perhaps the most shocking aspect of “WannaCry” is that it’s still growing. Security analysts were able to discover a kill switch on Saturday; however, this has only slowed the spread – i.e. you are still as risk. “WannaCry” is being called the biggest ransomware outbreak the Internet has ever seen. Read more
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