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 0 Comments

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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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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Kaspersky Lab could use your help decrypting Gauss malware

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I can’t recall another time when an anti-virus company did this, but Kaspersky Lab has reached out to the world at large to see if someone has what it takes to decrypt a portion of the Gauss malware that is designed to steal information from the infected computers. If you want to get in on the action, email theflame@kaspersky.com and …

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Rogue network devices could be more common than one might think #RaspberryPi #PwnPlug

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A while back, I wrote about devices that could be used on a network to gain access, be deployed by just about anyone, and potentially be undetected by IT staff or employees of a business. Here’s a follow-up. Recently I have been playing around with a 35 dollar micro computer called the Raspberry Pi.  This lil’ pup of a computer is …

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Security breach at University of Nebraska may have exposed financial records

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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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SECURE IT ALERT: Microsoft to unleash updates for April that address 4 critical vulnerabilities

JohnMHoyt Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Microsoft, Office, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

Secure IT Alert for Thrusday, April 05, 2012 Coming your way right after Easter – Security updates from Microsoft! This information is from the Microsoft Security Advance Notification for April 2012: ******************************************************************** Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for April 2012 Issued: April 5, 2012 ********************************************************************   This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Update OS X Java to Avoid Spreading Mac Malware

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Secure IT Alert for Thursday, April 05, 2012 This is courtesy of the WatchGuard Security Center.  We are happy to partner with WatchGuard to provide firewall and security solutions. Call us at 864.990.4748 if we can be of service!   Update OS X Java to Avoid Spreading Mac Malware by Corey Nachreiner Summary: This vulnerability affects: OS X 10.7.x (Lion) and …

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Even just allowing employees to install iTunes on their machines exposes the organization to Safari/WebKit vulnerabilities

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, iPad, iPhone, Mac, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security 0 Comments

Apple Products Not Hacker Proof?   An article over on CRN on March 15 entitled “Apple Safari Patch Shows Products Not Hacker Proof” is sure to get some people’s panties in a wad, but it does correctly post the facts, though it will fall short of educating the misled public that Apple products are not hacker proof. This particular issue …

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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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Vulnerabilities in HP LaserJet and other network printers could expose your data and set your business ablaze

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, security 0 Comments

Excuse the sensational title, but it may not be too far from the truth. There is an article over on ComputerWorld.com that reads, “HP LaserJet Printers vulnerable to attacks, researchers warn“… (opens in a new window). Our in-house expert, Greg Varner, believes that if an attacker could exploit the device to the point of causing it to brown paper in …

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