How to Use the Windows Task Manager

The Task Manager is an essential tool included in Windows operating systems. Microsoft has included it in nearly every version of its Windows operation since the release of Windows 9x. If you own a Windows-powered PC, you should familiarize yourself with the Task Manager and how it works. What Is the Task Manager The Task…

What Is Spear Phishing?

Phishing attacks are on the rise. According to a study conducted by Wombat Security, over three in four U.S. businesses have suffered a phishing attack. While there are several types of phishing attacks, spear phishing is one of the most common. As a result, you should familiarize yourself with spear phishing so that you can…

Cyber Threat vs Vulnerability vs Risk

The terms “cyber threat,” “vulnerability” and “risk” are often used interchangeably when discussing malware, intrusions and other attacks against an information technology (IT) infrastructure. While similar, though, they aren’t the same. Each of these three terms has its own unique meaning. So, what’s the difference between cyber threats, vulnerabilities and risks exactly? What Is a…

Microsoft Releases Patch for Windows 10 Vulnerability

Are you running Windows 10 on one of your computers? The latest version of Microsoft’s long-running and universally popular operating system, Windows 10 is preferred by countless business owners and consumers. It’s fast, user friendly and secure. With that said, Microsoft recently released a patch for a security vulnerability in Windows 10. If you haven’t…

The Role of Cryptocurrency in Ransomware

Over the past few years, ransomware has consistently ranked as one of the most common cyber threats facing consumers and businesses alike. As you may know, this troubling form of malware is characterized by its ability to encrypt the victim’s files while demanding payment to have the restriction lifted. In the past, ransomware generally demanded…