Apple has done it again—released a product that tops its predecessor and pulls them back to the top of their market. With the Microsoft Surface tablet commercials taking a direct jab at Siri, and the iPad’s lack of functionality by comparison to the new MS device, it looked like the iPad was going down. However, Apple’s made a comeback and the Surface 2 is going to have to put in some serious work if it’s going to top the new iPad Air.
There’s a new virus causing potentially irreparable damage spreading across the entire internet. CryptoLocker is a ransomware program that infects entire computer networks and encrypts many file types, causing potentially irreparable damage. The virus enters an individual system when a user clicks a link, often sent via email that opens the door for the virus. At this point, the virus saves itself as a randomly named file, where it begins to wreak its havoc. The infection attempts to communicate with a server that the hackers have set up, which returns an encryption key to the virus. Using this encryption key, CryptoLocker will then scan all physical and mapped network drives connected to your computer for files with the following extensions:
Your email signature can serve as a digital business card that you attach to the end of every email you send. You can build your signature to contain valuable contact information to share with the people that you interact with online, such as your name, phone number, office address, website, etc. You can even include images in your signature! For this week’s tech tip, we’ve put together a step-by-step tutorial for creating your email signature in Microsoft Outlook 2013, complete with screen shots to help you keep up.