There are three levels of ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software which is designed to block your access to your computer until you pay a specific amount of money.
1.) Scareware – These are lowest on the totem pole and include fake anti-virus and anti-malware clients detecting non-existant issues and demanding money for the program to fix it.
2.) Browser/Screen locking ransomware – Think of the FBI moneypack virus where they claim to have detected illegal activity on your computer and demand a “fine” to prevent further prosecution.
3.) Encrypting ransomware – This ransomware is the worst of the worst and encrypts all [...]
WiGig (802.11ad)is a wireless standard developed by the Wireless Gigabit Alliance and it’s designed to have significantly faster wireless network speeds. It will be available on consumer devices beginning this year. While it will not be replacing WiFi completely due to it’s extremely short range we will definitely see it in use for local networks replacing some of the network backbone. The earliest you’ll need to start worrying about WiGig will be the second half of 2017.
Ordinary WiFi is cheaper and more reliable for most of us but with the influx of wireless displays, VR headsets, phones and 4K video and TV’s our airwaves are getting crowded which is [...]
You sit down to load into bankofamerica.com and then you notice a white screen with the never ending spinning wheel. After some time it finally loads. What should you do in this case? I always advise my customers to first call their ISP. Your ISP will be whoever provides you internet and it’s likely going to be Comcast, AT&T, WOW, or Home Telecom if you’re in the Tri-County area of South Carolina. The only question you need to ask at this point is “What internet package am I paying for?” The most common package for a residential user on Comcast is going to be 25 down and 5 up. Write down what they tell you.
The next step is to go to [...]
Anyone that knows us here at CyndrTec knows that we do not trust nor like wireless technology. While it is true that wireless technology is convenient the truth is that it is not as secure when compared to wired technology. Adding to our distrust of wireless technology is the fact that hackers can now steal your keystrokes from your wireless keyboard from hundreds of feet away. Soaking up credit card numbers, bank account logins, bank information and social security numbers.
Bastille’s research team has revealed a new wireless keyboard attack code-named KeySniffer. This technique allows hackers with a $12 radio device intercept the connection between any of eight [...]