Surveillance Capitalism is the selling of information about you, to services and companies that pay Google, Facebook, and others to know where you are. Why is this important?
Ransomware works by encrypting data on an infected computer or locking users out, then demanding a ransom for it to be unlocked. One known version of this malware is Wanna Decryptor (also known as WannaCry or WCRY), which is constantly evolving. In a widespread cyber attack, hackers spread ransomware throughout hospitals by infecting computer networks, causing significant damage. Preventive measures include backing up all data regularly, restricting user access, and educating users about possible cyber attacks. Experts discourage paying the ransom as it funds criminal activities and doesn’t guarantee data restoration. #Malware #Bitcoin #Wannacry
In the era of COVID, cleanliness, especially of frequently-used items like computer keyboards and mice, has gained paramount importance. Similar to cutlery used daily, keyboards harbor numerous germs, exacerbated if shared at workplaces. Therefore, regular sterilization is advised. Carrying wipes for communal computers is a recommended practice, despite the current cost due to demand. Additionally, considering the online vulnerabilities, it’s vital to maintain digital cleanliness by using antivirus software and regular backups to avoid falling victim to ransomware. A lack of cleanliness could have dire health implications in these unprecedented times. #Clean #Computer
Is computer virus scan software subscriptions just a big scam? No, but the way they are priced that is a complete scam. You need the software, but does the virus scan do you any good?
Apple Pay and Wallet have been with us for a long while, here is something I wrote about it, and NFC devices and their possible security issues. Apple-Pay seems to have made traction in the US, but in Canada?