Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor trojan might encourage you to get anti-virus on your Mac

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

A story over on the Bitdefender blog warns that a trojan that is posing as a file converter (EasyDoc Converter.app) is out in the wild and once it is run, creates a connection to the outside world, allowing full control of your Apple Mac computer. If you do not have current anti-virus / anti-malware software on your Mac, this will …

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Greenville Computer Virus Cleanup and Removal Experts

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Homeland Secure IT Promotions, Linux, Microsoft, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

If you see mention of “Greenville Virus Experts”, that’s us! We have created a new website especially designed to attract the eye of someone who might be experiencing a computer security issue such as a virus, worm, trojan or other malware.  Searching for “Greenville virus cleanup” might result in a person finding the Homeland Secure IT site, but our home …

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We offer Greenville computer virus removal and cleanup services

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

Our number one phone call question is, “Can you remove a virus from my computer?” The short answer is, “yes”.  The long answer is, “it depends on the severity of the infection.” While most malware occurrences may be nothing more than annoying, some of them will include a much more sinister payload, one that installs keylogging, or rootkits with complete …

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CryptoLocker victims may have some hope

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Some victims of the CryptoLocker ransomware / malware / trojan may have hope for recovering their files thanks to a site that has gone live in the last few days. The way CryptoLocker works is that once it has run on your computer, it will begin encrypting the files on it (and potentially on file shares on your servers) and …

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Radio Station Website Compromise Leads to Visitor Infection Threat

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows 0 Comments

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

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Mac, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

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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Conspiracy theory – Anti-Virus companies are the ones releasing viruses

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I bet at some point, you thought to yourself, “The same companies that provide anti-virus programs are also the people who write viruses.” The logic behind that is, if Symantec releases viruses, then people need anti-virus software, right? If I had a quarter for every time I had heard that, I would easily have enough for a steak dinner! I don’t …

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An attempt to unlock the computer by yourself will lead to the full formatting of the operating system…

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Here’s a scary message to get on your computer: “An attempt to unlock the computer by yourself will lead to the full formatting of the operating system. All the files, videos, photos, documents on your computer will be deleted.” If you are using a Microsoft Windows based computer, or even a Mac running Windows on it, and you become infected …

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Mass murder via computer malware in medical devices #MurderByMalware

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Security, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Technology, Windows 0 Comments

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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Reveton Ransomware Removal – You have been violating copyright and related rights law FBI warning

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

Here’s a few calls we have received in the last couple weeks: “My computer is locked and a screen is displaying a message from the FBI saying I have to pay a fine in order to use it again” “A window says I am in violation of the law for downloading media or port and says it is from the …

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