Ransomware is a type of malware that, like its name suggests, holds your computer’s files for “ransom”. There are different types of ransomware, they all work in different ways, but they all prevent you from using your computer normally. Ransomware can prohibit you from accessing your files and from running certain apps. If you’re affected by ransomware, you will be asked to provide money in order to recover your computer’s functionality. Although ransomware sounds threatening, you shouldn’t worry, because you can take steps to protect yourself. Access Technologies explains two common ways cybercriminals spread ransomware, and how you can avoid it!
Any time that a business or individual engages in data communication, that person runs the risk of having problems. Many risks arise when a business uses unsecure email accounts to communicate with the world. In fact, a bad security breach in the email system can cause a company to experience data communication issues that are difficult to recover from. Just a few things that can happen to the business are:
Are smart phones intelligent enough to hack into private servers and steal information? With the rise of the Internet of Things, all of us will control more and more of the functions of our homes, cars and even jobs with our smart phones. On the flip side, there's always the threat of others being able to access the technology, passwords and bank account numbers stored inside our own devices.
""The Internet of Things” (IoT) has been in existence for many years. Generally, it describes the functionality of machines that are connected to computers. For example, in the simplest sense, it can describe the connectivity between your computer and printer.
The FBI says, “pay up”. According to a recent article on CNET.com, when faced with data loss from Ransomware, the Federal Bureau of Investigations Cyber and Counterintelligence Program is recommending that companies consider paying the “ransom” asked for by hackers.
Access Technologies understands that business executives and government agencies need flexible security in sensitive areas of the workplace and in the field. Many new innovations make high-performance security solutions possible.