Vssadmin.exe is a utility bundled with Windows that allows you to administer Shadow Volume Copies. Unfortunately, this tool is also being used by Ransomware developers to make it harder for you to recover your files. This article explains how Shadow Volume Copies work and why it is important for every user to disable vssadmin.exe.
A new deal was released today for 98% off of a CompTIA-IT Certification Career Advancement Course Bundle. These courses normally go for $4,099, but have been discounted 98% to $59 USD. For those who are looking to get into the IT industry and be prepared for the CompTIA-IT Exam, this deal is something to consider.
A new version of CryptoWall has been released that displays a redesigned ransom note, new file names, and now encrypts a file's name along with the data as well. A new version of CryptoWall has been released that displays a redesigned ransom note, new file names, and now encrypts a file's name along with the data as well.
A new ransomware has started to become seen on various computer support forums that encrypts your data and then appends the firstname.lastname@example.org string to the filename. Thankfully Kaspersky's RakhniDecryptor tool is able to decrypt this infection.
IT Jetpack is a live online show where computer techs and IT business owners talk about issues they face every day. This show's topic discusses how to improve your networking and presentation skill. For those who are in or looking to get into the computer repair business, this is a good show to watch.
It is bad enough when a ransomware infection encrypts your data and demands a ransom, but it's even worse when shoddy programming destroys it instead. This is what happened in a new variant of the Power Worm ransomware where bad programming encrypts your data using AES encryption and then throws away the key
Today Microsoft released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10576 to Windows Insiders on the fast ring. This version not only fixes some known bugs, but also includes some additional features as as Media Casting from Microsoft Edge, updated Cortana features, and the latest Windows 10 Xbox Beta app .
A new deal was released today for 93% off of a New Deal: 93% off a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) & Professional (CCNP) Certification Bundle. These courses normally go for $1,051, but have been discounted 93% to $65.99 USD.
Today Telltale Games released Episode 2 of the Minecraft: Story Mode narrative drive adventure game. In this Episode Jesse and his friends continue to search for the Order of the Stone in order to defeat the evil that was released in the first episode.
Today is a big day for all Halo fans today as Halo 5: Guardians was released worldwide for the Xbox One. This latest game in the Halo franchise marks the beginning of what is to come for future Halo games, which is to no longer support last generation consoles due to hardware limitations.
A new version of TeslaCrypt has been released that is now using the ccc extension when encrypting files. This version utilizes the same payment site as previous variants and requires a 2 bitcoin, or approximately $500 USD, ransom in order to decrypt your files.
A new spooky mashup pack for the console editions of Minecraft was released Today that includes 43 new scary skins such as; Grim Reaper, Bride of Frankenstein, Wicked Witch, Mad Doctor, and many more spooky skins.
YouTube has announced a new monthly subscription service called YouTube Red that offers ad-free videos, YouTube only shows, offline saving, and background play. Starting on October 28th, U.S. visitors will be able to sign up for this new $9.99 monthly subscription that comes with a one month trial.
A new deal was released today for 98% off of a Cyber Security Professional Training & Certification e-learning Bundle. These courses normally go for $1,995, but have been discounted 98% to $39 USD.
Today Apple released numerous security updates that resolve a total of 142 vulnerabilities in their iOS, watchOS, OSX, iTunes, and Safari products. Some vulnerabilities are the same throughout various Apple products if they share a similar codebase.
As of yesterday the Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows 10 is now available for shipping worldwide. This adapter allows you to connect up to eight wireless Xbox One controllers, and up to four chat headsets or two stereo headsets, to a Windows 10 computer.
A new file-encrypting ransomware has been discovered that appears to be installed via targeted Remote Desktop or Terminal Service attacks. This ransomware, which we call LowLevel4, encrypts your data with AES encryption and then demands 4 Bitcoins to get your files back.
Microsoft released today a security update for Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 11, and Microsoft Edge that updates the bundled Adobe Flash libraries. This patch is only available for users of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows 10.
Adobe has released an emergency update that resolves 3 critical security vulnerabilities, including the one that was discovered by TrendMicro this week. All three of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to remotely execute commands on a vulnerable computer.