Tag Archives: Malware

WannaCry Ransomware – 5 Lessons Learned

Unfortunately malicious software is an everyday occurrence. As of Friday May 12th a massive ransomware attack dubbed WannaCry infected over 230,000 Windows computers in over 150 countries. It’s spread was fast and furious. WannaCry ransomware held the victims computer/data for ransom by encrypting it. Among… Continue reading

Lenovo Superfish Lessons – Manufacturers It’s Time to End Crapware

Sadly, the adware, spyware, crapware problem has been around for ages. PC makers, smartphone manufacturers, tablet makers and many others have loaded up new computing devices with oodles of junk software on with claiming they want to offer customers choices and much needed “features”. In… Continue reading

Malware in space! Oh my!

In my nearly 20 years in IT Security I have seen some strange things — but this takes the cake. When I saw the coverage that the ISS (International Space Station) had been infected with malware I had to laugh. Malware in space!? Is this… Continue reading