Microsoft Patch Tuesday for June offers updates for Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003 & 2008, Office and more!

Microsoft’s June Patch Tuesday bring the individual and IT professional a number of updates to keep your day from being boring. You will find fixes for Critical issues in Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003 and Server 2008, protecting you from Remote Code Execution, and for Microsoft Explorer 6-9 Remote Code Execution & Elevation of Privileges vulnerabilities. But wait, …

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Remote server room temperature monitor saves the day for our client!

I’ve touted the benefits of having “eyes” on your server and other network components when they are in remote locations, such as a server room, or closet as the case may be at your business, and I have even discussed our partner’s products such AVTECH’s remote temperature and environmental monitors. ¬†However, this week underscored the importance of these devices for …

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No need to wait, buy a Microsoft Windows 7 PC now and get Windows 8 Pro for only $14.99

Some of you are thinking you might hold out on a new computer until Microsoft releases the new Windows 8 operating system, however, there’s really no need to wait! If you buy a computer that comes with Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate loaded on it now (between June 2, 2012 …

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ATTN: LinkedIn users – change your password. 6.5 million of you could be affected by a breach!

It’s all over the web today… Something like 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords “may be” in the hands of Russian attackers. Their advice is to change your password, and our’s is, if you are using the same login/password on multiple sites, then change all of those passwords too. Corey Nachreiner over at our firewall security partner, WatchGuard, suggests the following actions: …

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Hang onto your hats, IPv6 is going live! World IPv6 Launch Day is upon us!

We’ve waited with baited breath, through speculation and testing, and finally, the day has come for IPv6 to be enabled globally. That’s right, in just a few hours, the World IPv6 Launch will take place! There will be lots of fanfare, fireworks and world-wide celebration, and the internet will suddenly run better than it ever has!!!!¬†Okay, so maybe you won’t …

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Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section “fine” for viewing child porn? Nope, it’s a virus!

Some people have been reporting that their computers have been locked and that they are presented with a screen that reads something like: Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section United States Department of Justice Attention! This operating system is locked due to the violation of the federal laws of the United States of America! Following violations were detected: Your IP …

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Security breach at University of Nebraska may have exposed financial records

Last week, a security breach at the University of Nebraska resulted in hackers having gained potential access to the (financial and personal) records of 650,000 students, alumni, parents and university employees. The security breach was discovered by a staff member and quickly remedied, however, at this point in time it is not known exactly what information, if any, was actually …

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Google is attempting to notify DNSChanger malware victims before they lose internet connectivity

Posted over on the Google Blog, you will find an article titled, “Notifying users affected by the DNSChanger malware“. They tried this last year with limited success, but this time, they are more serious about it and the chances are good that you are, in fact, infected if you receive the message, “Your computer appears to be infected. We believe …

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Hard drive stolen from Miami’s Upper Valley Medical Center #encryption #dataloss #privacy

Here’s another case of a missing device from a medical facility… “Computer hard drive missing from UVMC hospital” A man walked into a medical center, and apparently stole a hard drive that from a computer in a patient admitting area near the main lobby. The quote that gets me was “The hospital does not believe any patient personal information is …

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