The Rise of Ransomware and 10 Easy Steps to Protect Your System and Workplace

Recently, the profile of ransomware attacks has continued to grow with new variants hitting the internet user and business community with rude shock causing disruptions to the operations of businesses, schools, government institutions and individuals – in most cases wiping out important documents and family memories. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that blocks access to data or threatens to publish it until a ransom is paid. Ransomware attack has continued to wreak havoc globally.

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In windows operating system, file extensions are not displayed by default. File extensions are the 3 letters you see in a file name after the period. This settings result in user seeing only the preceding file name without the extension name. A file name comprises of the title – the name you used to save the file, a dot and 3 letters automatically added when the system detects the software used to create the file. For instance a standard filename will look something like this report.docx is a file name for a Microsoft word document.

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Google plans to start penalizing websites that are not mobile friendly

Yeah, you heard it right! Google has announced plans to give mobile friendly website a boost in its search result. Starting April 21, 2015, it will become costly for businesses that have websites that are not mobile friendly. The mobile friendliness features will be used as a raking metrics to display web pages and deliver content in search result.

With this, every website that is mobile-friendly will experience positive result in search engine rankings and will be considered first in search result and more content from such sites will be delivered in search results. So how well your website will rank when this now rule is enforced?

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When the news about PayPal launching its operations in Nigeria hit the social media it was a big deal, most Nigerian entrepreneurs were excited and couldn't wait to join the platform. The reason is simple PayPal has set a global standard in payment transfer for online transactions. It offers the safest, fastest and easiest way of sending and receiving instant money for delivery of goods and service.

PayPal entry into the Nigerian online/e-commerce eco-system is a welcomed development that will go a long way to foster international transactions in more ways than we can imagine particularly

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Microsoft recently announced that it will end support and continue development of its most successful operating system Windows XP early in the year; the OS which has been most PC user's favorite for a period spanning 12 years will finally come to end of life. Like everything that has a beginning must surely have an end some day.

What would this retirement means for businesses and computers running windows XP? How will it impact on businesses and what should be the next step? 

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Cloud storage technology is here to stay, it's become even more popular and a focal point of technology discussion in recent years. It offers a model of networked enterprise storage that stores data in a virtualized storage environment. Cloud storage offers businesses the option to buy or lease storage capacity from third party hosting companies and data center operators and it's a great investment that is worth it for any size of business. Ever wonder how cloud connectivity can add value to your

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