A New Frontier For Ransomware Die hard MAC and Linux users have always had one thing in common, they’ve enjoyed the ability to skirt ransomware in ways Windows users have not. That is, until recently. 2020 has certainly been the year of things changing. While ransomware attacks are through the roof, we’ve heard increasingly about […]
Linux Servers Targeted by Latest Ransomware Variant Often times tech users fall into a common misconception, that one operating system is more secure than another. For instance, Windows is often perceived as less secure than Macintosh, or even Linux. Why? Because many cyber security threats, including ransomware, target Windows operating systems. Why? Because they have […]
Ubuntu, iOS and Linux Users Don’t Need Security Software? PC Matic recently received feedback that if users transition to different operating systems (OS), there is no need for security software. This couldn’t be more false. Now, is the perfect time to clear up this misconception. Neither Linux, Ubuntu or iOS users are immune from cyber […]
Linux provides a good alternative for those who hate Windows – but a conversion comes with potential issues.
This story about Shellshock is the most important one of the week. Poking a big hole in the cloak of perceived invulnerability for Linux. And also impacts many accessories beyond the PC itself (e.g., IP cams, routers, etc).
Using a dedicated machine is one approach to significantly improving the security of online opertations. I’ll examine the approach and alternatives.