March 15, 2016, by UNH IT Staff
Malware is portmanteau (two words combined to form a new word) for malicious software. It’s designed and intended to “damage or disable computers and computer systems.” (Google.com)
Malware comes in all shapes and forms, and some are more harmful than others, but one thing is certain: preventing infections is critical to keeping your files and personal information safe.
Here are a few tips from the Academic Technology Support Center (ATSC) on preventing and removing software from your Mac or PC...
March 14, 2016, by UNH IT Staff
Macs are often seen as bulletproof when it comes to malware and viruses. It’s often used as a selling point for sales folk, and a serious point of pride for Mac owners. How many times have you heard, I got a Mac so I won’t get viruses. Now? Not so much.
Although Mac malware is nothing new, it’s mostly been more annoying than damaging. It usually takes the shape of adware. In general, it’s still the user who opens the doors to malicious attacks with risky internet behavior rather than...