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A Guide to Ransomware, the Scary Hack That’s on the Rise

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Tutorials | 0 comments

A Guide to Ransomware, the Scary Hack That’s on the Rise

Ransomware is malware that locks your keyboard or computer to prevent you from accessing your data until you pay a ransom, usually demanded in Bitcoin. The digital extortion racket is not new—it’s been around since about 2005, but attackers have greatly improved on the scheme with the development of ransom cryptware, which encrypts your files using a private key that only the attacker possesses, instead of simply locking your keyboard or computer. And these days ransomware doesn’t just affect desktop machines or laptops; it also targets mobile phones. Last week news broke of a piece of...

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How to Ditch Flash

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Tutorials | 0 comments

How to Ditch Flash

First things first: You can do this! Truly. In fact, you almost certainly already have, on your phone. As we said, iOS gave Flash the boot years ago, and Android followed suit in 2012. (Adobe AIR does allow developers to use Flash content in iOS and Android apps; we’re talking instead about the more prevalent Flash Player plug-in that got axed on both platforms). In the early days of the iPhone, no Flash was a moderate annoyance. Certain sites wouldn’t load, certain videos wouldn’t play. Today, though, you’re more likely to meet a talking dog than a mobile site that won’t load because of a...

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