Monday, March 21, 2016

Kindles from 2012 or older need an update to continue to use the internet

Older versions of the Amazon Kindle will no longer connect to the Internet unless their software is updated very quickly.

The update is needed for the first generation of the Kindle Paperwhite, which was released in 2012, and all of the other Kindle models that came out before it. Amazon is warning customers to install the update before March 22. (That's tomorrow!)

Here is the article from the Washington post if you are curious:

Here is the press release from Amazon as well:

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Evil TeslaCrypt Virus is now UNFIXABLE

TeslaCrypt is a virus that encrypts your pictures, movies, music and documents.

The creators of the virus then demand a high ransom be payed to get your files back unharmed.

Most of the time if you do pay, your files are left encrypted anyways, and you are out both the money you pay and your now encrypted files.

While your computer can be salvaged, now because of these evil degenerates, your files will not be saved unless you pay (and hope they send the decrypt key you need).

As always I post links to the articles I mention, you will find them below. Both Engadget and PCWorld are known to be solid IT news providers.

Please back up the files you hold dear, pictures of family, etc... If this hits you, chances of recovery are very low.


Engadget Article:

PCWorld Article:

Here are some screen shots in case you think you are already infected: