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.

Cybersecurity for Law Firms: Top Tips to Protect Your Firm from Attacks

Cybersecurity risks for law firms have seen a significant uptick in both 2019 and 2020, especially in the face of COVID-19. Let's break down the best practices law firms should follow to protect themselves in this new threat landscape. 

High-profile breaches across all industries have increased in 2020. Law firms regularly deal with sensitive information, making it clear that securing digital data should be a priority for law firms across the country heading into 2021. 

Whether your firm handles corporate law or family law, all legal practices handle confidential client data.

Remote Workers and IT Companies Will Be Disproportionately Targeted by Cybercriminals in 2021

Like most illegal schemes, cyberattacks have the potential to generate big money. Cybercriminals are like the tech world's mafia, and they've discovered that ransom from their cyberattacks can regularly make them significant cash. Cybercriminals will commonly take control or actually steal databases and other intellectual property (aka exfiltration) and hold this exfiltrated data hostage to achieve a large ransom from the compromised company.

New Cybersecurity Trend: Ransomware Gangs are Cold-Calling Victims Attempting to Restore Backups Without Paying the Ransom

Since August, a new trend has been emerging in the cybersecurity space. Ransomware gangs are taking their cyberattacks to the next level in an attempt to place pressure on victims -- they are now cold-calling victims when they suspect a hacked company is attempting to restore from backups to avoid paying ransom demands.

Hacker Tracker | November 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.