Tag: hacker

Online Shopping Safety

The convenience of online shopping in undeniable – looking at hundreds of stores from the comfort of your own home at any hour, comparing costs with a single click, and delivery to your doorstep. Just recently, Sears Holdings, and Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off 5th, and Lord & Taylor experienced data breaches where thousands of customers credit card information was exposed. It’s important to make sure that you’re shopping online in a smart and safe way. 

Follow our tips below to be a smarter online shopper!

The Virus Lab – What is a Rootkit?

Rootkits are malicious programs that are designed to allow continued access to your computer, while actively hiding themselves and other harmful programs or processes. Often loaded through Trojan Horses, rootkits start on your PC with “user” level access. Once in, they can spy on passwords and gain administrator level access. From this highest level of access to your PC, different executable files can be placed onto your PC thereby commanding it to run differently.

Cyber Security: Is the government doing all it can to protect your information?

Cyber-security expert, Michael Hayden, recently shocked the world by announcing that following the U.S.A. Freedom Act Americans are “definitely not safer.”  He argued that this policy change will make no significant difference to the safety and security of everyday people. The act, which striped the NSA of their right to collect bulk phone data, is merely the first of many steps required to create true online safety.

The Freedom Act was precipitated by the news that Chinese intelligence officials had stolen millions of personnel records from the Office of Personnel Management. People were astonished to learn that this kind of data theft was even possible.…

Tips for computer and online safety

The internet is the primary way for viruses to spread and as many as a quarter of a million new online viruses are created daily! It’s important to be informed of what viruses are out there. Did you know there are steps you can take to prevent online threats before they even have a chance to strike?