How to Protect Your Business from Ransomware Attacks

The number of ransomware attacks is increasing at an alarming rate, making ransomware the biggest cyber threat that businesses are facing today. To see this disturbing trend, you only have to turn back the clock to the beginning of 2016. There was a 30 percent increase in the number of ransomware attacks in the first quarter of 2016 compared to …

How to Set Up Two-Step Verification for Your Microsoft Account

Creating unique, strong passwords for online accounts is crucial. A strong password can thwart a cybercriminal’s attempt to hack into an account. However, a strong password might not be enough in some instances. If cybercriminals hack into a company and steal customers’ login information, they will be able to access the customers’ accounts. For this reason, it is a good …

Hackers Including Home Addresses to Lure Victims in Phishing Scams

Spear phishing con artists are becoming more clever and sophisticated in their attempts to trick people into falling for their scams. For instance, they now sometimes include the intended victims’ home addresses to make their spear phishing emails seem more legitimate. Hackers are using this ploy in a series of ransomware attacks that started in April 2016. The spear phishing …

How to Back Up Data Using the File History Feature in Windows 10

There are many ways you can lose files and other valuable data. Your computer might crash or be attacked by malware. Your hard drive might fail. Even dropping a laptop or spilling coffee on it can lead to data loss. Experts recommend that you back up your data locally as well as to an offsite location, such as the cloud. …