There is a new and extremely destructive form of malicious software being spread called “CryptoLocker”. Unfortunately due to its huge success, there is sure to be a slew of variants to follow. CryptoLocker is a type of malicious software called “Ransom-ware”. Typically, ransom-ware takes over your computer and holds it hostage, only releasing it after [...]
Tablets are light and portable, and easy to use. It’s no wonder then, that we have so many choices from the hot-selling iPads, Motorolas, HTCs, Samsungs, RIMs, and Kindle Fires. But which one is worth your money? Let’s look at what to consider when buying a tablet.
Operating system. At present, one can choose [...]
It’s been 20 years now since Linus Torvalds released Linux in 1991. The Open Source Software community has grown and matured over the years and there are many OSS solution comparable, if not better than top of the line software offered by big name companies. There are many risk-reward studies that examine the benefits and [...]
Why Mobility Tools Are Worthy Investments –
You see them everywhere now: busy professionals working their laptops, smart phones and iPads away from the office – from coffee shops to train stations to airport lounges. Yet many companies aren’t making the most of this trend and how it can impact their bottom line. In fact, [...]
Last month we featured some great free tools for identifying and resolving PC problems, as well as overall cleanup of your computer http://blog.idahoit.net/?p=142. This month I thought I’d share some utilities that I consider must haves. Feel free to make suggestions as well.
Does exactly what the name implies. Gets rid of the [...]
We ask people all the time, “do you have backups?” The answer 90% of the time is “Yes, we do backups.” Upon pressing further we usually find some substantial flaws in how users are protecting their data. Here is some advice on backups, and how to ensure when disaster strikes, your business and data won’t [...]
Computer running slow? More often than not the issue with slow computers are software related. Here are some free tools that you can use to help speed up and maintain your computer.
Glary utilities is very neat free tool. Its extremely easy to use and is feature packed. Glary Utilities has a 1-Click Maintenance [...]
Phishing is a way of attempting to gather sensitive information such as bank account information, credit card numbers, personal information, usernames and passwords by masquerading as a trusted entity. Phishing attempts are usually made via email, instant messaging and websites. Common phishing emails claim to be from popular social media sites, financial institutes, auction sites, [...]
In the hot summer heat, its important to keep your computer cool. The first step in keeping your computer cool, is keeping it clean. Most are careful to keep the outside of their computer clean, but neglect the inside. Which is the most important.
This machine came into our office. The symptoms were constant freezing and super slow [...]
Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction…
- “NIST.gov – Computer Security Division – Computer Security Resource Center”. Csrc.nist.gov. [...]