Radio Station Website Compromise Leads to Visitor Infection Threat

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The US-CERT National Cyber Awareness System sent out a notification yesterday and revised it today, May 21st entitled “TA13-141A: Washington, DC Radio Station Web Site Compromises”. The document outlines that on May 16th US-CERT was informed that two websites www.federalnewsradio-dot-com and www.wtop-dot-com had been compromised and that redirects had been put in place that would send Internet Explorer users to …

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Oracle Java vulnerabilities – This is not a repeat

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Nothing more to say here…  JAVA is full of holes it might seem. ALL systems, including Apple Mac, Microsoft Windows, Windows Server, Linux, that are running Java may be vulnerable. Here’s the latest US-CERT Alert for February 20th in its entirety. — —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—– Hash: SHA1 National Cyber Awareness System US-CERT Alert TA13-051A Oracle Java Multiple Vulnerabilities Original …

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Apple Macs infected with malware – at Apple Inc

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

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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Flash! Savior of the Universe! No, not really….

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Adobe Flash Player is making more friends (Right up there with JAVA! )…  There are active attacks being reported currently for vulnerabilities that affect not only Microsoft Windows but also Apple Mac. You should insure that updates are installed! Should you require assistance applying these critical security updates to your computer or your entire network of computers, please call us …

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3 Billion Devices Run Java… And many need to update it!

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Oracle’s emergency update to Java Runtime Environment and the Development Kit should be applied, immediately. If you are using Java on your system… Please make sure it is up to date, or consider disabling it all together if you can live without it to decrease the likelihood you could become exploited. A large number of the machines that we are …

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Unpatched critical Java vulnerability in latest patched version of Java?

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No, this is not a repeat from the other day, or last month, or well, ever. The Department of Homeland Security’s suggestion to disable Java in your browser, whether you are using a Mac, Linux box or Windows PC is still probably the best route for you to take, but I know you won’t. Here’s the details….  As I warned …

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Homeland Security advises disabling or uninstalling Java – With good reason…

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 2 Comments

This week, the Department of Homeland Security suggested disabling or uninstalling Java based on a CERT publication where they announced Java 7 fails to restrict access to privileged code. That original posting has been updated as recently as today, January 12, 2013. What does it all mean? Well, in a nutshell, if you have the vulnerable version of Java on your …

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

JohnMHoyt Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Office, security, Windows 2 Comments

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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SECURE IT ALERT: Mac malware making headlines (this is not a repeat)

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Homeland Secure IT Alert for Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Flashback was so last month. The new hotness is SabPub, which actually has been around for a while now, but only recently making its appearance in the headlines. Even though SabPub has been around for around two months, it was not discovered in the wild until a few days ago. Not …

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