Social media is a great thing. Services such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube help connect friends, families, and even strangers around the world. But it's well known that they pose an important threat to business owners. Let's start with the basics. It's true that access to these services can keep an employee stimulated and give [...]
On my way to Prague last month, I decided to pick up May's print volume of PC Today. Coincidentally, the entire volume was focused on security. The first article that caught my attention was about the Federal Communications Commission's plans to help the victims of phone theft. The article goes on to say, "... when [...]
Continuing our media push, I wrote a guest post for Forbes. High profile news throws a spotlight on how people feel about the privacy of their personal digital data, but for years, cybercrime has been stealing and selling it with very little coordinated public uproar. This malaise must end. The very real threat comes not [...]
So as you can see, I've been talking to the media a lot in the last few weeks. I was mentioned in "Soca shuts sites selling stolen credit card info" which was posted on the Computer Business Review website. Just me preaching about how arresting a few cyber criminals will never stop the problem. New [...]
I recently wrote an article for London Loves Business called "How can you protect your business from cyber attack?" I figured it would come naturally to me, but I had to really give the content some thought. In a nutshell, employee education and updated security software are still so critical to keeping your business safe.
A friend of mine asked me to take a look as to why Google and Bing were inaccessible using Firefox. I dove in and realized that they were also unreachable using Internet Explorer, Chrome, and even command line ping. It became apparent that the hosts file had been hijacked. In fact, these entries were the [...]
Today I learned that Jeff Weisbein, a friend of several years, has joined the team at Mashwork. I wanted to personally congratulate him and wish him the best going forward. Jeff has been extremely hard working in growing BestTechie from a small website to a great resource for all types of computer users, and I [...]
I apologize for the lapse in posts in the last couple of weeks. Last week I was at RSA and the weekend before that I was jumping into a freezing lake. Seriously. In the weeks leading up to my February 25th Polar Plunge, many Malwarebytes employees eagerly donated to the cause. The pitch? Watch your CEO [...]
I was chatting with a few friends who knew what I did and loved using our product. Somehow the topic of selling Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in brick and mortar stores came up. I told them that this was already being done for a year and they were shocked. I guess this isn't that well known. I [...]
Sveta from MRG brought this video to my attention. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUGTlVSefeo Really shows how sophisticated and dangerous these threats can be.