File backups: Your protection against ransomware

Ransomware affects businesses, schools, hospitals, and yes, your personal computer. This type of malware is used by Cybercriminals to block access to a computer system and encrypt its files until a sum of money is paid, usually in bitcoin. Generally, there is a time...

Warning: TrueCrypt hacked or destroyed

TrueCrypt, the encryption software UD IT and many other colleges and companies have recommended, has been compromised. According to published reports, it is unclear whether TrueCrypt was hacked, hijacked, defaced, or….? At any rate, SourceForge has posted this...

Outlook.com Android App Leaves Email Messages Exposed

Kelly Higgins reports at darkreading.com that the Outlook Android app leaves email unencrypted and possibly vulnerable to discovery. “Outlook.com does have a PIN feature, but it only protects the user interface to the app, not the stored data on the file...