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How-to: Remove Ransom-ware with Kaspersky Rescue Disk

Following our last security How-to, Identify the Troj/Urausy Ransom-ware infection, this describes using an anti-virus removal tool from Kaspersky to deal with the malware from my esteemed colleague’s laptop. To create a bootable Kaspersky Rescue Disk, you will need a clean, non-infected, computer with Internet access and a DVD or CD burner, OR, if the … Continue reading

How-to: Identify the Troj/Urausy Ransom-ware infection

Acknowledging the risk of turning this into ‘Security Theatre Monthly’, the latest malware How-to concerns a particularly duplicitous item of malware; what we now call ‘ransom-ware’. This is a malicious trojan which purports to be from a law enforcement agency; variations include the FBI, Interpol and in this case, the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency. … Continue reading

How-To: Remove Rvzr-A.Akamaihd Pop-Up Virus

A colleague just got hit by another one of these insidious little blighters. We know how it got in – Internet Explorer 11 – but not the source. I suspect my colleague clicked on a close or cancel button in a pop-up which actually ran some malicious code. We know what and when it was … Continue reading

Humour: Types of Apps

Original Inkscape artwork under the Creative Commons license from Eric Burke, creator of the apparently defunct It’s Just a Bunch of Stuff That Happens  

How-to: Remove Text Enhance Adware

Text Enhance is one of those pesky, flash-based, adware, garbage packages, categorized by computer security experts as a browser hijacker, and by the rest of us as illegal, immoral c**pware. It attaches itself to internet browsers as an extension with cookies, without user consent. Text Enhance is not a legitimate in-text advertising service; the website … Continue reading

How-to: Survive Heartbleed

For those who have never seen the term Heartbleed before, it is not the latest medical scare to follow SARS, Ebola and Bird-flu. In fact, its nothing medical at all. For those with an eye on the technology news, you may have seen all kinds of mis-reporting and scare stories. So what is Heartbleed and … Continue reading

How-to: Protect PDF Content

At work, we have been discussing protection of Intellectual Property this week… How to keep valuable content within a small network of supposedly ‘trusted’ users. Much of it is in publications we sell as PDF’s. The utility value of PDF’s is that you can read them anywhere on anything; but while there are measures you … Continue reading

Review: Lightbeam Addon for Mozilla Firefox

Lightbeam: see who’s tracking you online “Lightbeam is a Firefox add-on that uses interactive visualizations to show you the first and third party sites you interact with on the Web. As you browse, Lightbeam reveals the full depth of the Web today, including parts that are not transparent to the average user.” Mozilla’s free Lightbeam … Continue reading

How-to: Fix Untrusted Connections in Firefox

With so much of our daily lives now conducted via the internet, from paying bills to accessing medical services, online banking and shopping, if you can’t trust your browser to take you to the right site, what do you do? And what do you do when it is the right site but the browser thinks otherwise? … Continue reading

How-to: Choose a CMS, Part One

I was recently sent a query about whether to use WordPress or Drupal. It was from a non-technical person in the voluntary sector, so there was no point writing a technical article. I couldn’t assume anything about their level of technical knowledge. I did throw in Joomla as well, as it’s another website tool that … Continue reading

How-to: Enable Compatibility View in Internet Explorer 11

Or perhaps I should have called this “where’s that dam’ button gone?” In Internet Explorer 11, the compatibility view button is removed from the address bar; supposedly because document modes are now deprecated. But there’s a long tail of development in which X-UA-Compatible meta tags are not or cannot be added to website HTML headers. … Continue reading

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