Myths have always been a part of human culture, and can be found in nearly every aspect of life, including the computer. One of the larger computer-based myths revolves around malware, more specifically the virus.
One of the biggest computer related issues of the past year has been security. There have been a number of high profile security breaches and malware attacks that have had users and companies wondering just how safe their data is online
Computer terminology can be one of the hardest things to wrap your head around.
In the debate between Macs and PCs, Macs have usually won the most secure title, largely in part due to a smaller user base and a closed, tightly regulated system.
There are many factors that could cause a business to fail, and with many businesses relying heavily on technology, any failure of technical systems could spell disaster for your company. One such way systems could fail is if they are unsecured.
Viruses and Trojans have been infecting computers almost as long as computers have been in businesses. Some are relatively harmless, while others bring systems down
USB thumb drives – along with other portable storage devices – are an easy way to share files between users.
Security experts have recently discovered a new threat to Mac OS X systems. Called the ‘MacDefender’, this malware is designed to fool users into downloading a fake anti-virus program, which informs users that the system is ‘infected’, and then tries to dupe or bully them into buying another fake anti-virus program. It is a widely held belief that one of the reasons Macs are superior to other systems is because of their ‘invulnerability’ to viruses, malware, and similar threats.
As more and more people use Macs, not only are more security flaws being discovered on the Mac OS and programs, but also more viruses are being designed to specifically target those vulnerabilities. Macs are famous for a lot of things – some true, some false
Malware attacks on USB devices like memory sticks, including any mass-storage capacity device (digital cameras, mobile phones, MP3 players), are becoming commonplace nowadays.