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Douglas Bonderud

Freelance Writer

A freelance writer for three years, Doug Bonderud is a Western Canadian with expertise in the fields of technology and innovation. In addition to working for the IBM Midsize Insider, The Content Standard and Proteomics programs for Skyword, Doug also writes for companies like Ephricon Web Marketing and sites such as MSDynamicsWorld. Clients are impressed with not only his command of language but the minimal need for editing necessary in his pieces. His ability to create readable, relatable articles from diverse Web content is second to none. He has also written a weekly column for TORWars, a videogaming website; posts about invention and design for InventorSpot.com and general knowledge articles for WiseGeek. From 2010-2012, Doug did copywriting for eCopywriters.com. Doug is currently a municipal police officer, on track to become a fantasy/sci-fi author.

Written By Douglas Bonderud

Mea Culpa? Locker Ransomware Author Apologizes, Decrypts Files for Free

Locker Ransomware author apologizes and decrypts files for free, but is there more to this story than just a compassionate criminal showing remorse?

IRS Data Theft Taxes Patience of 100,000 Users

News of an IRS data theft reveals that 100,000 tax returns were stolen using "Get Transcript," prompting $50 million in fraudulent refunds.

New Android Ransomware Goes After XXXtra Cash

New Android ransomware is locking down mobile phones with fake FBI warnings for looking at adult content and demanding MoneyPak codes for release.

Effectiveness of Security Questions Called Out in New Study

The effectiveness of security questions has been called out in a new Google study. Are user answers really as unique as they ought to be?

Security Analytics Gets Top Marks but Low Numbers — What Gives?

Security analytics gets top marks from IT pros but scores low in penetration. What's preventing this new technology from gaining ground?

Data Protection: Are Humans the Weakest Link?

Are humans the weakest link in data protection? A recent report from law firm BakerHostetler suggests this is case. Can companies mitigate the issue?

Knock, Knock: New Ransomware Breaks In for Bitcoins

Two new ransomware threats have surfaced in the last week, one identified by Symantec and the other by Rackspace. How can companies protect their data?

New SAP Vulnerabilities Create Sticky Situation for IT Security

New SAP vulnerabilities could pose a serious problem for IT security professionals; despite its ubiquity, SAP is often overlooked as a security risk.

Apple Security Updates Shake Bugs Out of Safari’s Tree

New Apple security updates target a number of critical bugs in the Safari browser, specifically those exploiting its open-source WebKit.

New WordPress Security Release Crosses Out XSS Vulnerabilities

A new WordPress security release is recommended for anyone running the content management platform since it addresses two critical XSS vulnerabilties.