Category: FixMeTip

The Do’s and Dont’s of Workplace Cybersecurity

Did you know that according to a recent study, employee negligence and accidental loss are the main causes of data breaches? Considering the growing number of dangerous data breaches recently, it’s more important than ever that employers and employees work together to create a cybersecure work environment so all of us are protected.

How to Speed Up Your Slow Tablet So It’s Running like New

Have you ever asked yourself “Why is my tablet so slow?”. Here at FixMeStick, we understand that having a slow computer or a slow tablet can really be a drag. Simple tasks such as switching between apps or swiping through photos become frustrating and much less enjoyable. Why is my tablet running slowly? It’s true that malware can get onto…

8 Things You Really Want to Avoid to be Safe Online

It’s the middle of February which means you’ve probably long forgotten about your New Year’s cyber security resolutions. But they are important, so here’s a refresher of what you should not be doing online! 1. Using the same password (like your dog’s name or favourite sports team) across all your accounts If there’s one thing…

Ransomware: Why You Should Never Pay

Many recent ransomware attacks have caused huge disturbances, including the infamous WannaCry attack, Petya ransomware, and the most recent SamSam ransomware. “Ransomware” is an umbrella term for a group of  viruses that encrypt files of innocent people, businesses, and major corporations. Unsuspecting victims are told they can retrieve important documents by paying a “ransom,” hence the name. The FBI has released a statement letting people know that you shouldn’t fall for the “ransomware extortionists.” Unfortunately, every single day, there are cybercriminals literally profiting off of your sadness.

The Most Dangerous Computer Viruses That Wreaked Havoc On The World

The internet is infested with a magnitude of viruses and other malicious software. Most of these are relatively harmless, or easily defeated by basic firewall and anti-virus software, however, some programs have caused worldwide disruptions, infecting millions of computers, and causing billions worth of damage. Let’s discover the most effective viruses that have caused chaos around the globe.…