Posts Tagged security

Cryptolocker Ransomware: What You Need To Know

Cryptolocker Ransomware: What You Need To Know

CryptoLocker is a ransomware trojan which targets computers running Microsoft Windows. It first surfaced in September 2013. It is one of the nastiest viruses to hit in some time. The severity is high. A CryptoLocker attack may come from various sources; one such is disguised as a […]

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Windows Updates – Should I?

Windows Updates – Should I?

My answer to this question is… Yes!!! Windows Updates are mainly changes that Microsoft has made to Windows to fix security weaknesses that have been discovered. The weaknesses could allow hackers and others to get in your machine and do bad things. Windows Updates are designed to […]

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Website Security

Website Security

Browsing the internet can be a very dangerous place. Every day you hear about groups or people who somehow manage to get individuals personal information. It makes you wonder how secure your web browsing can be. It makes you ask questions when you are checking bank accounts […]

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Protecting Vital Company Information – Security Audit

Protecting Vital Company Information – Security Audit

In today’s world people want easy access to their business information. Some of this information will be considered sensitive therefore it is important to properly secure access to only those that should have access. A security audit is really the final step in the implementation of your […]

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Password Protection for User Accounts

Password Protection for User Accounts

If your computer is used in a multi-user environment, such as a workplace, home, or shared dorm-room, you may want to consider password protecting your user account. For most users, privacy is essential – which is why assigning a password to your computer’s user-account is an excellent […]

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How to Protect Your PC

How to Protect Your PC

So you’re cruising around on the internet, minding your own business. A few clicks here, a few clicks there and before you know it, you’re computer is acting odd. You thought you were pretty safe, or thought that the box that had popped up was just another […]

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Kelowna Wireless Security – Lock Down Your Network

Kelowna Wireless Security – Lock Down Your Network

Have you ever used your neighbour’s wireless internet? Many wireless users rush to get their internet working as quickly as possible. If you have an unsecured wireless network, this leaves your internet open for any wireless enabled devices within range. Leaving your wireless open to the world can […]

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Security Solutions in Kelowna

Northern Computer uses Cisco and Watchguard network security products. We can increase your network security, unify your threat protection and safeguard your data. Securing your Network Information theft, virus outbreaks and spam are all on the increase from known and unknown threats. These can originate from either internal […]

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