The Return Of Cryptolocker

Cryptolocker is arguably the worst virus we have ever faced. It first appeared last fall and caused havoc, then left the news for a few months. It’s back. I’ve had two clients lose computers to Cryptolocker or a variation on it in the last month, and there are reports...

The Rising Price Of Search Engine Optimization

If you’re a small business or law firm with a website, you probably have a vague understanding of “search engine optimization” (SEO), the process that is supposed to cause your site to rank high in Google searches. SEO is constantly changing as Google adjusts its...

Three Tips For Changing Your Password

The Heartbleed bug has been responsible for a lot of well-meaning advice to change your passwords. I’m a little skeptical about whether that’s necessary because of Heartbleed but – sigh – it is a good reminder that you should update your weak and duplicate passwords....

How To Survive The Adware Assault

We are being assaulted by adware – programs installed by stealth and deceit by advertisers who do not care if they are unwelcome. This isn’t a new problem but it’s getting worse. I feel like I’ve been spending half my time cleaning adware from perfectly nice computers...