Beware of Ransomware

December 07, 2014 - 20:33

One of the resurgent threats on the web is ransomware. These programs will encrypt files on your hard drive and demand a ransom to send you a key to decrypt them. You either send bit coins or money to an address usually in Russia or Eastern Europe. If you pay the ransom you may receive a key to unlock your files. It is typical for many of these programs double the ransom if you wait a few days.


November 10, 2014 - 20:40

There are three ways to have high speed internet. You can get high speed Internet via cable, telephone, and cell phone. The issue is in many areas you only have one provider of high speed internet and rarely more than a few. This means that there is no real competition. Their monopoly was built with the help of the government. Counties and municipalities signed exclusive franchise agreements with cable companies. Phone companies provided lines with numerous government incentives including the Universal Service Fund.