How Can Everyone Ensure Online Safety?

How Can Everyone Ensure Online Safety?

It’s week 3 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and this week we’re looking at how it’s everyone’s job to ensure online safety! New threats are being identified every four seconds – and they’re more sophisticated, frequent and severe. Ransomware in particular is up 42% in 2018, according to McAfee. Keep reading to learn what everyone can do to be #CyberAware when it comes to ransomware. Read more

You Won’t Believe What Career Is In Demand For All Ages

You Won’t Believe What Career Is In Demand For All Ages

This week’s theme for Cyber Security Awareness Month is ‘Careers in Cyber Security’. Currently there is a severe shortage of cyber security professionals, causing a risk to our nation’s security. Some experts say there will be a global shortage of two million cyber security professionals by next year. This is due to the growth rate of cyber security positions, which is almost 4x faster than the average growth rate of all other occupations. And with an attractive salary why not consider the cyber security field?  Read more

Why You Need To Be Careful Of Just What Smart Devices You Bring Into Your Home

Why You Need To Be Careful Of Just What Smart Devices You Bring Into Your Home

Bleeping Computer found DDoS Trojan attacks increased almost 30% in 2018 due to poor security in Internet of Things (IoT) devices – this means Alexa, Google Home, and other smart devices. California legislature just passed Bill SB-327 to regulate these devices so they can no longer function as points of breach. Read on for what you should know. Read more

FixMeStick Inc. Ranks No. 23 On The 2018 Growth 500, And We Want To Say Thank You!

FixMeStick Inc. Ranks No. 23 On The 2018 Growth 500, And We Want To Say Thank You!

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Canadian Business and Maclean’s today ranked FixMeStick Technologies Inc. No. 23 on the 30th annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. So we wanted to give our customers 23% off! FixMeStick made the 2018 Growth 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 3,097%. Read more

Behind The Scenes At FixMeStick HQ

Behind The Scenes At FixMeStick HQ

Welcome to FixMeStick HQ! Have you ever wondered what goes into making a FixMeStick and getting it to your door so you easily remove viruses? This tiny USB is jam packed with technology and has a great team supporting it – from engineering to marketing, customer support to packing and fulfillment – we do it all out of our one office here in Montreal, Canada. Keep reading to check it out! Read more

Ransomware Is On The Rise – You Need This Tool To Protect Your Memories

Ransomware Is On The Rise – You Need This Tool To Protect Your Memories

Ransomware is becoming more and more prevalent and dangerous. McAfee’s Threat Report mentions that ransomware is up 59% in the last year. Often customers ask us how FixMeStick can help with ransomware. Unfortunately, while FixMeStick does remove the actual ransomware virus, any files that have been tampered with are usually lost forever. However, we’ve partnered with Picture Keeper to solve that issue. Keep reading to learn why Picture Keeper is a must have tool to protect your files from viruses and keep your special memories safe.  Read more

Booked A Trip Lately? You Need To Be Aware Of This Data Breach

Booked A Trip Lately? You Need To Be Aware Of This Data Breach

On June 14th hackers gained access to a French scheduling software called FastBooking via an application flaw. They installed malware and stole swathes of personal information about hotel guests. FastBooking identified the malware on their server on June 19th and the breach was patched that evening, but not before personal information was compromised. Keep reading for everything you need to know. 

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Third-Party Advertisers – What Are They and Are They Bad?

Third-Party Advertisers – What Are They and Are They Bad?

Third-party advertisements are ads hosted on regular content websites by another provider. This helps the host website to collect revenue and helps businesses to deliver advertisements to their chosen target market. In reality, there are actually four parties involved – the content website, the user, the advertisement site itself, and the advertisement host server. Many companies advertising don’t have the resources to host themselves, additionally the content websites will rarely purchase ads directly from the companies themselves. Keep reading to learn if these ads are safe or not.  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