Ransomware headlines focus on interrupted hospital services or downtime at several major brands. But ransomware can just as easily infect your home computer. [Read more…]
Is it time to start travelling again post-covid? As you get ready to see how the rest of the country or world is doing, have a look at these travel tips. Whether you travel for business or pleasure, chances are you’ll be taking some of your tech gear with you. A smartphone to keep in touch and take photo’s with, your laptop for e-mail, work and browsing, a tablet or iPad for reading and movies – the list goes on. But is your tech as ready to travel as you are? Here are some tips from Y-Not Tech Services to get your tech gear ready.
More Than A Virus, Common Malware to Watch Out For
The term “virus” is often used to describe many different types of infection a computer might have. Virus, when used as a blanket term, can describe any number of potential computer programs. What these programs have in common are they are typically designed to cause damage, steal data, or spread across the network.
Malware describes software designed to act maliciously on a personal computer. The name ‘malware’ is a shorthand for ‘malicious software’ and describes exactly what it is. A computer virus is a single type of malware that can cause harm to your PC, but it is only one of many. [Read more…]
ALERT: Your Antivirus May Be Letting You Down
The best way to avoid a computer virus is by using common sense, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be safe from attack. Even the most careful user can find themselves infected in an instant and spreading the virus faster than a sneeze in flu season. It’s why antivirus software is still the first package we install on all systems – because you never know when you’ll be attacked. But should you choose free or paid antivirus? [Read more…]
Why Your Business Needs Unified Threat Management
Sounds scary doesn’t it? Almost like a swat team dressed in black is going to swing in and start yelling orders. While just as effective at disabling the bad guys, Unified Threat Management (UTM) is a special kind of IT solution focused on proactive protection. Consider it more like a team of virtual bodyguards that stand at the door between your business and the internet, keeping trouble out while your legitimate traffic can come and go normally. [Read more…]
Why Your Business Should Upgrade To A Managed Anti-Virus System
Anti-virus programs don’t catch viruses when they’re not running. Yes, it’s blatantly obvious, but what’s not always clear is how often your staff are disabling your anti-virus programs so they can squeeze in a little playtime. Maybe download and install a game, free app or get through the block to a suspicious website. It happens in businesses across the country, and more often than you think. It’s just human nature to see a problem and work around it, because surely their computer won’t be infected, those things only happen to other people. [Read more…]
The digital security landscape today is not what it used to be.
There was a time when desktop computers and other PCs would only ship with antivirus software. These days, we are seeing units hit the market with password managers, VPNs, and other security programs pre-installed. If anything, this shows that a lot of things have changed between then and now. [Read more…]
As you browse the internet you might find yourself bombarded with advertisements and pop-ups for registry cleaners, computer tune-up programs, PC Boosters and so on. Often these ads will try to show you that your computer is full of errors. So what’s the deal? Do you need these programs? Do they help? [Read more…]
PSSST… Are You Protected Against Leakware?
You’ve heard about ransomware by now. Cybercriminals access and encrypt your data. You have to pay a “ransom” for the key to unlock it. Leakware is similar, but now the bad actors are threatening to post confidential information online if you don’t pay up. [Read more…]
If you’ve watched the news much over the last few years, you’ve probably heard of Ransomware like NotPetya, WannaCry, and CryptoLocker, but what do you REALLY know about Ransomware? How can you protect yourself against ransomware attacks? Y-Not Tech Services is here to shed light on this cyber tactic and help you protect yourself. [Read more…]