Microsoft Windows 7 Malware Infection Rate on the Rise

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows Leave a Comment

Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report, Volume 13 is full of information that will cause your eyes to bleed, but one tidbit that is important to take note of is that Windows 7 malware infection rates are on the rise. Computer World has a great article on the subject at this link, and a spiffy graph that looks like this: From the …

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Using Apple Safari as your web browser on Windows 7 64 bit? You might want to be aware of this…

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows Leave a Comment

This is kind of old news, but seeing a blog post by someone else today reminded me that it is not patched yet… Apple Safari web browser can be used as an avenue that would allow malicious code on a web site to be run with whatever privileges you have on that computer. Here’s an actual security bulletin you can …

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The US Postal Service did not email you about a returned or refused package. Don’t open that attachment!

JohnMHoyt Apple, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

In the last 24hrs, I have spoken with or assisted at least 3 people who have become infected due to opening a malicious email. One of them was my wifey, Pamela, who received an email from the US Postal Service stating that her package had been refused and to open the attached file for details. Due to her old Microsoft …

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Using Internet Explorer? Free Trend Micro tool to prevent browser exploits!

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, security, Windows, Windows Server 2 Comments

Our friends at Trend Micro Labs are watching out for you, even if you opt to not purchase their incredible anti-virus software! If you are using Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8 you could fall victim to what is known as  “zero day exploit”, which is simply a hole that is found by the bad guys and a means for …

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