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The CryptoLocker virus and cybersecurity


Cody Gough, Brian’s producer, tells the tale of how his computer was infiltrated by a CryptoLocker virus, a ransomware trojan that resulted in a Bitcoin ransom, conversations with federal authorities, and more drama than you would ever expect from your average computer virus. 35 more words

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Top Anti-Virus Fail Basic Security Tests

Still relying on your trusted branded anti-virus to protect you from malicious attacks on your computer – then think again!

A Redditor has run his own tests to find that almost all top Anti-virus software fails miserably. 80 more words

Computer Virus

I Love the Telemarketers!

I love the telemarketers
Calling me from India
The number says Ohio
(But trust me, they’re from India)
They say they are from Windows
And want to fix my laptop… 196 more words


The CryptoLocker Virus and BitBash 2015


Cody explains the intricacies of the CryptoLocker ransomware trojan, and how he’s dealing with the effects. Plus, hear about all the games he played at BitBash 2015, Chicago’s alternative / indie games festival. 315 more words


Crisis averted, thanks to a mom's intuition.

Yesterday my mom intuition pretty much saved the day.

You know that voice you have as a mom, the one that tells you when something’s up with one of your kids that needs your attention? 360 more words


Well, the "Man" Got Me...

It’s not what you think.

A few months ago, I got a real nasty computer virus. My PC started acting all sorts of strange after I used a built-in updater on a program. 820 more words


Cryptowall: The Virus That is Stealing Millions of Dollars From Businesses

Imagine being locked out of your own files and the only way to access them is by paying someone you don’t know.  This was the reality one Austin business had to face. 413 more words