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Resume with a Ransom – How to protect yourself from the latest Crypto-Locker Virus

The Crypto-Locker Virus is making its rounds again. This version, like the last is originally transmitted via an email. The email claims to contain a Resume from a friend or previous acquaintance and asks you to open it. The virus is embedded in a Word document but opening the document alone does not infect the machine. Microsoft Office has built in security measures that prevent this virus code from running but the fake resume asks you to disable those protective measures.

 

Two Factor Authentication – Why You Need It!

Before getting into the "how" of this topic I have three words that could save you from an enormous digital fiasco... TWO FACTOR AUTHENTICATION.

Most of us likely take online security and privacy too lightly. Think about the types of information in your digital footprint; bank account information, credit card account data, online access to your 401k, Facebook, Twitter the list goes on and on.