New Ransomware Trend “Pay or Get Breached” Is on the Rise

A troubling new ransomware trend is gaining momentum. Known as the “pay or get breached” trend (also called the “double extortion” scheme), it gained a foothold in 2020 and is gaining steam as we begin 2021. 

With more than 550 incidents in the fourth quarter alone, ransomware attackers have not been shy in adopting the “pay or get breached” scheme.

No More Passwords? FIDO Could Be the Future of Authentication

Passwords. The bane of our existence. Hard to remember. Annoying to reset. At the risk of being compromised at all times. 

Good news: change is the works, and it could completely change passwords as we know them. 

The current climate is this: password managers like 1Password, LastPass, and Dashlane solve some of the problems by generating strong, unique passwords for each individual account you have.

Hacker Tracker | December in Review

Where are we in the world of cybersecurity? It’s easy to miss the cybersecurity threats and attacks happening right in our “backyard”. Our goal at PK Tech is to educate and offer proactive steps for cybersecurity safety. It’s important to be aware--without being afraid--of the cybersecurity threats that are real threats for your business.

Why Does Windows 10 Pro Come with an “Xbox App” and How Do You Remove It?

Amazingly, Windows 10 Professional out of the box comes with a bunch of useless consumer-grade Apps. Specifically, we’re talking about the “Xbox Game Bar”, “Xbox Live”, and “Xbox Console Companion” Apps. If you’d like to see what we’re talking about, click start and type Xbox to search, it should look like the picture on the right.