by Steve Bell

JPEG files and malware

There’s a bit of a myth that JPEG files can’t contain viruses. This isn’t true. JPEG files can contain a virus. However, for the virus to be activated the JPEG file needs to be ‘executed’, or run. Because a JPEG file is an image file the virus won’t be ‘released’ until the image is processed.

by Steve Bell

How to defend your PC against ransomware attacks

Ransomware is one of the most deadly and damaging types of malware taking control of computers, and mobile devices, and demanding payment to release files. Instances of it are also growing. However, you can defend against it.

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