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

The Power of Pop-ups

The Power of Pop-ups

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

5 Cybersecurity Lessons We Can Learn From The Super Bowl

5 Cybersecurity Lessons We Can Learn From The Super Bowl

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!

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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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FixMeStick® Named One of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Companies

FixMeStick® Named One of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Companies

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.

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Everything You Need to Know About WannaCry Ransomware

Everything You Need to Know About WannaCry Ransomware

     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