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
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
Do you miss the days when your computer was brand new and fast? Sometimes clutter builds up in and around your computer and slows it to a snail’s pace. Here’s 3 easy steps to thoroughly clean your computer and having it running faster in no time. Read more
On October 4th one of our founders, Marty Algire, will sleepout to help raise awareness of youth homelessness in Montreal. Dans la Rue first presented its sleepout challenge last year to honour their 30th anniversary. Read more
Last Monday, independent security researcher Bob Diachenko uncovered an open customer database with over 11 million records. The information included customer’s names, email addresses, zip codes, and home addresses. All of the emails were Yahoo! based, so it was probably part of a bigger database. Read on to learn more. Read more
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
The Internet gives you the world at your fingertips. But security researcher Rafay Baloch found internet browsers Microsoft Edge and Macintosh Safari have a flaw allowing malicious parties to redirect you to different web pages without changing the URL in the address bar. Read on to learn what you can do. Read more
If you guessed tech support scams are becoming one of the top consumer threats this year then you’d be right. Scammers are constantly developing new ways to get your money. Gone are the days of impersonating Microsoft or malicious pop-ups. Keep reading to learn how the latest tech support scams are spreading. Read more
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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
Millennials and Generation Z have grown up in a highly digitized world. Many are required to bring their own device to the classroom. But are these devices protected and secure? Read more
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 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
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.
We’re happy to announce FixMeStick will be available in Canadian Staples locations as of June 8th! FixMeStick is your key to a fast and clean computer. It allows you to deep clean your computer from the comfort of home in partnership with your everyday virus protection. Read more
If you use the internet then you know there is always a concern people could be watching your activity and stealing your personal information. That’s why we recommend getting a VPN right now. Keep reading to learn what a VPN is, the benefit of having one and the best VPN for you. Read more
Have you seen the fake ads for “FixMeStick support”? Do not trust them. Just last week we had a customer scammed by one of them. To get some answers for you, we decided to contact these frauds ourselves and investigate their services. Keep reading to check out what we learned.
We all make mistakes, it’s normal! But when can an innocent mistake lead to trouble? A hacker’s job is to look for vulnerabilities; be it in an operating system, software program, or even a human weakness. Can your typing be the cause of your malware infection? Keep reading to find out. Read more
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
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Is your computer running slowly, even after a FixMeStick scan?
- Have you tried different solutions but the problem remains?
- Are you having trouble opening programs and experiencing freezing?
We have a solution! Keep reading to find out how to easily speed up your computer. Read more
Understanding the difference between real and fake pop-ups.
It’s often very difficult to know if a pop-up is a genuine warning or a scam. Many of our customers have seen pop-ups like the one below and don’t know what to do, they’re very alarming to say the least. Have you experienced a pop-up like this? We can help!
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