Featuring: What you need to know about Cryptolocker Ransomware; WinX DVD Ripper Platinum Halloween Edition Giveaway; Microsoft’s two-factor logon authentication process; and, An external hard drive that is built to withstand abuse…
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Cryptolocker Ransomware is the first type of malware that I have ever seen where, once on your system, it will look for file extensions to files that you commonly use and will encrypt them so that you cannot access them (unless you have the private decryption key). In essence, your files are held hostage and you can only get them back by paying $300 for the decryption key.
Cryptolocker will encrypt users’ files using asymmetric encryption, which requires both a public and private key.
The public key is used to encrypt and verify data, while private key is used for decryption, each the inverse of the other… READ MORE
Giveaway! WinX DVD Ripper Platinum Halloween Edition
WinX DVD Ripper typically sells for $59.99… You can get it now, for FREE, until November 4th.
Enjoy any DVD movies on portable players as you wish on Halloween!
No.1 fast DVD ripper with the best image sound effects in the World.
Rip any DVDs to iPhone(5S/5C), iPad, Android(HTC, Samsung, Kindle Fire), WP8, Surface, etc.
Convert DVD to play with media players in AVI, MP4, FLV, WMV, MKV, M2TS, MPEG, etc.
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Keep your Microsoft account safer with two-factor authentication
PCWorld has a nice article about using two-factor authentication with your Microsoft accounts. I highly recommend a person to use this; not only with your Microsoft accounts, but with your Google accounts, as well…
If you use Microsoft services like SkyDrive, Outlook.com webmail, or Xbox Live, you have a Microsoft account. If you have a Microsoft account, you might use it to store personal information that you wouldn’t want hackers to be able to get at. You know, credit cards and tax returns and such. Turning on two-factor authentication can help keep would-be data thieves out, and your secrets secret… READ MORE
Silicon Power SP Rugged Armor A30 1TB Shockproof 2.5-Inch USB 3.0 External Portable Hard Drive
In today’s world of electronics, it is a plus when you can find devices that provide shockproof protection.
The Armor A30 simply provides the best all-around protection in an amazingly tough and durable enclosure. It offers military-grade shockproof protection by including a shock-resistant silica gel from the internal structure to the exterior which adds an extra shield to withstand shocks and crushes… CHECK IT OUT HERE