Category Archives: Ransomware

Why are so many US public entities being hit by ransomware?

 Why are so many US public entities being hit by ransomware? (NOTE:  This article comes to us courtesy of the Emsisoft blog. It was written by Jareth who says “a picture is worth a thousand words but unfortunately I can’t draw…” We hope you’ll take 5 minutes and read it. It is a well-written, easy-to-read, and… Read More »

BlueKeep Warning Issued by Microsoft

    BlueKeep Warning Issued by Microsoft Much like the NSA-authored worm that stolen by hackers, modified and foisted upon Internet users in the form of the WannaCry worm that infected hundreds of thousands of computers back in 2017, a new NSA worm called EternalBlue was stolen by a hacking group known as the Shadow… Read More »

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

    The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same We wrote our first “Your Computer Won’t Bite” e-book back in 2005. Windows XP was just a few years old and some folks were still hanging on to Windows 98 and Windows ME. Nearly fourteen years ago we told you that your computer won’t… Read More »

ASUS Live Update compromised by attackers

ASUS Live Update compromised by attackers If you have an ASUS computer, this is for you. ASUS Live Update was compromised by attackers and loaded with a malicious update – a backdoor Trojan known as Operation ShadowHammer. As of right now, it’s estimated that around a half-million Windows (ASUS) computers have had the malicious backdoor… Read More »

Beware Browser Extensions For Package Tracking

Beware Browser Extensions For Package Tracking ‘Tis the season to be jolly – and the season when all the miscreants crawl out from under their respective rocks.  More packages are shipped during December than at any other month of the year. Perhaps you’re expecting some packages soon.  Be careful: This is the time when spammers… Read More »

Emsisoft Receives Another Award

Emsisoft Receives Another Award A few years back, after Malwarebytes and Windows Security Essentials both let users down ( see our articles on Malwarebytes here and here ) we began testing other antimalware and antivirus solutions. After several weeks of intense testing, we found Emsisoft protected computers better than any other security product we tested. But… Read More »