Windows users being exploited due to a TIFF issue

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You need to be aware of this… Reposting from one of our partner’s blogs…  WatchGuard:   Attackers Exploiting a Zero Day in Windows, Office, and Lync by Corey Nachreiner Today, Microsoft released a critical security advisory warning customers of a serious new zero day vulnerability that affects Windows, Office, and Lync. In a nutshell, the vulnerability has to do with how certain versions …

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Apple Macs infected with malware – at Apple Inc

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Remember the computer that is impervious to malware, the Apple Mac? Well here’s one for you… Yesterday, Apple Inc announced that computers within their own network have been exploited.  Mac computers in other companies have also been exploited. It’s always a heated subject whenever I mention that more and more Apple Macs are becoming compromised. Very passionate people will argue …

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From the WatchGuard Security Center: Don’t be a target – Anticipate and Monitor for APT Activity

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Every once in a while I will find a blog post that is just wish everyone knew about… Here’s one that was posted on the WatchGuard Security Center site, stolen  borrowed in its entirety. You can find the original post at this link HERE…. — Our security predictions for 2012 forecasted that the class of targeted attacks known at APTs …

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Your South Carolina business credit may at risk

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You would have to be living under a rock to not be aware of the fact that network security at the South Carolina Department of Revenue has been compromised and that millions of Social Security Numbers have been potentially absconded with. What you might not know is that over 650 thousand businesses have also potentially been affected as well! The …

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SC Department of Revenue cyber attack exposes 3.6 million social security numbers

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A data breech due to a cyber attack on a South Carolina Department of Revenue web server has exposed a potential 3.6 million SC social security numbers and approximately 387,000 debit card numbers, however, the official report indicates that only a small portion of the card numbers were not encrypted. You can read about the attack timeline and response here and …

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Mass murder via computer malware in medical devices #MurderByMalware

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Imagine you have a pacemaker installed, and suddenly, the device discharges 830 volts into your body, certainly a fatal incident. Now imagine that it is not accidental, but instead, a computer is used to make a wireless connection and cause this behavior to occur.  Murder by Malware if you will…  Or, due to a “feature” in the pacemaker itself, multiple …

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Hackers can turn your computer into a bomb!

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A little humor for your Friday… Thanks to Adrian Lamo for reminding me about this jewel from World Net News… Apparently, hackers can turn your computer into a bomb and blow your family to smithereens. If they can do this to your HOME computer, imagine what they can do with your more powerful work computer!  You better get updates on …

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Apple Mac users should be aware of “super dangerous” drive-by Java exploit

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Microsoft Windows users are well versed in malware and are armed with a plethora of ways to help protect themselves and their computer from becoming infected, such as: Computer operating system updates downloaded and installed (Microsoft Windows) Support application updates updated regularly (Java, Adobe, Microsoft Office) Robust anti-virus and anti-malware installed and up to date Backups of systems in place …

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Russian hackers raked in 4.5 billion dollars in 2011

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Thirty-six percent of the estimated $12.5 billion in ill-gotten gains by cybercriminals in 2012 can be attributed Russian-speaking hackers through various online criminal tactics according to an article over on ComputerWorld’s site. How can you help protect your business from becoming a victim? The only 100% effective way is to not be connected to the internet, however that would make …

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HP addresses LaserJet vulnerabilities

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Remember the flaw that was announced around the beginning of December 2011, where hackers could possibly cause HP printers to burst into flames? Well, HP released a fix for that a week or so back… However, they didn’t mention fire issue. None-the-less, you may wish to consider upgrading. Should you require assistance applying updates to your devices, servers or computers …

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