Tuesday, March 11, 2014

AVG warns, 'The Car Hacks are Coming'


Read the full story at the AVG Blog. What Needs to be done before the Car Hacks Come
AVG believes consumers should understand what is being transmitted and in the future, we see the entertainment console in a connected car as another device that needs the same protection.
Watch the video.


Friday, March 7, 2014

WiFi Virus - A growing threat


This blog entry is inspired by the Malwarebytes Blog article, Chameleon WiFi Virus Spreads Like a Cold

Most home users today have a wireless router so they can connect other computer devices at home without having to pay for multiple internet connections. This is a great convenience since a good WiFi router can be bought for as little as $20 it is also a great savings compared to paying extra data fees from your mobile service provider. It could be disastrous though if you don't secure or encrypt your WiFi signal.

WiFi routers come with the ability to password protect the signal.. While most have a default password some people don't think they need to change it. You do! Changing the password should not be put off especially when it only takes a few minutes. Changing the password will help keep people from stealing things like your identity from you. Just look in the User Manual for directions on how to change the password.

Always use a strong password. Using "password" for a password is never a good idea!
Avoid public networks and WiFi hotspots. Public networks are insecure networks. The bad guys have scanners they can use on insecure networks that capture all of the data being transmitted on the network. That means things like user names, passwords, texts, emails, credit and debit card information.