2015, The Year of Malware Variants

Last year, 27% of all malware variants were created equal to 84 million new samples found.

Microsoft Antivirus Beaten Again in AV Tests

Microsoft Defender/Forefront/System Endpoint Protection rates as the bare minimum protection for your Windows PC.

Apple Replacing European AC Wall Plug Adapters

If you have a plastic wall plug adapter, see if it needs to be replaced.

Fraternal Order of Police Hacked

The FOP’s server(s) were hacked and the addresses of over 300k officers, along with the contents of forums, were posted online.

Microsoft Releases Firmware for SurfaceBook and Surface Pro 4

To fix a number of problems, MS has released a firmware update.

7ev3n Ransomware

Encrypts your data, wants 13 bitcoins, and renames all your files.  A very nasty malware.

Chrome Cleanup Tool

Google has released a Windows executable that can clean up Chrome by removing toolbars and other nasties.

Wendy’s Hacked?

Rumor is that some fraudulent credit card charges have been noticed at some Wendy’s.  Still a rumor.

Oracle Killing Off Java Browser Plugin

Near the end of the year Oracle will deprecate the Java Browser Plugin.

Google Glass is Gone

Google has killed off the Glass.