FixMeStick's Weekly Cybersecurity Round-Up: June 17th-23rd

FixMeStick's Weekly Cybersecurity Round-Up: June 17th-23rd

Do you like our new weekly series? We're rounding up the most important events in cybersecurity every week to keep you informed.

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Should You Change Your Facebook Password? Yes!

Should You Change Your Facebook Password? Yes!

Facebook announced they "found some user passwords were being stored in a readable format". Change your password today!

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Could You Be Chatting With a Bot Online?

Could You Be Chatting With a Bot Online?

In 2019 much of the news we consume comes from online sources. But an analysis shows that 66% of tweeted links come from bots.

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Check out the FixMeStick Special Edition at Costco (Canada only)

A Special Edition FixMeStick is now available at Costco nationwide in Canada. This Special Edition product can be used on up to 5 PCs (our standard edition is 3 PCs) and good for 2 years (standard edition is 1 year). The price is $67.99 in-store, and you can learn more about the FixMeStick here or the Special Edition FixMeStick here.

Under the hood of the new FixMeStick

Our latest advancements are 100% under the hood and make the same FixMeStick work on many different types of PCs, with optimization for Windows XP, Vista, 7 , 8 and 8.1. Together it made for a really challenging (and interesting) upgrade, but we’ve got something novel as a result. Please let us know what you think!

Read more to see what we’ve achieved with our upgrade:…

FixMeStick is first on Windows 8

Windows 8 PCs contain a new technology called Secure Boot that only boots devices that have been verified by Microsoft.

Removing computer viruses ranges between painfully frustrating and impossible. Twelve months ago we launched the first ever consumer-ready USB device for removing viruses from infected PCs. Today, we launched a free upgrade that makes the FixMeStick the first virus removal device to support Windows 8 PCs.

What makes support for Windows 8 unique?

PC manufacturers must include a technology called Secure Boot on PCs that ship with Windows 8.  Secure Boot uses a public-key infrastructure to verify the integrity of the operating system and prevent unauthorized programs booting on the device.

FixMeStick – One year in market

We’ve now been in market for exactly one year, and we would like to thank our customers and our parters (especially Kaspersky Labs, Sophos, and VIPRE) and share a few of our milestones:

  1. 15K FixMeSticks purchased by customers in 18 countries.

  2. 4/5 stars by PC Magazine, 4.5/5 stars on Amazon.com.

  3. Major retail distribution agreements in Canada and the USA.