Insightful Information About The WannaCrypt Ransomware

May 15, 2017

What Is It, Who Does It Affect, And What Does It Do? WannaCrypt is a ransomware program targeting older versions of Windows. The most affected computers are those with Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003, and Windows 8 on them. The newer Windows 10 forces updates by default and Microsoft pushed out an update to mitigate this issue. On Friday, May 12th, 2017, a large cyber-attack using WannaCrypt (aka WannaCry Ransomware) was…

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Easter Holiday Phishing Scams And Malware Campaigns

April 12, 2017

As the Easter holiday approaches, United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) reminds users to stay aware of holiday scams and cyber campaigns, which may include: Unsolicited shipping notifications that may actually be scams by attackers to solicit personal information (phishing scams) Electronic greeting cards that may contain malicious software (malware) Requests for charitable contributions that may be phishing scams or solicitations from sources that are not real charities False…

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IRS Warns of Last-Minute Tax Scams

March 22, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released an alert warning of phishing email scams targeting last-minute tax filers. The alert describes common features of these cyber crimes and includes recommendations to protect against them: strengthen passwords, recognize phishing attempts, and forward suspicious emails to phishing@irs.gov. Tax payers and tax professionals are encouraged to review the IRS alert and US-CERT‘s advice on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks.  

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Microsoft Ending Support For Windows Vista

March 18, 2017

All software products have a lifecycle. After April 11, 2017, Microsoft is ending support for the Windows Vista operating system. After this date, this product will no longer receive: Security updates, Non-security hotfixes, Free or paid assisted support options, or Online technical content updates from Microsoft. Computers running the Windows Vista operating system will continue to work even after support ends. However, using unsupported software may increase the risks of…

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An Increase In Virus And Malware Scares Recently (Malvertising)

March 4, 2017

It’s enough to cause a bit of concern and “batten down the hatches” on the security of your computers and devices. Over the course of the last month or two, we’ve noticed a rise in the number of calls we received regarding Malvertising. Malvertising is the practice of incorporating malware (software that is intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems) into online advertisements. Malware, or software that is intended to…

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Edge And Internet Explorer Vulnerability Disclosed By Project Zero

March 1, 2017

Google Project Zero’s 90-day disclosure policy bites Microsoft again, as a zero-day Edge and IE vulnerability is made public before a patch is available. For the second time in one week, Google Project Zero’s disclosure policy has uncovered an Edge and IE vulnerability without a fix following the cancellation of February’s Patch Tuesday release. According to a security researcher for Google Project Zero, the issue is primarily an Internet Explorer…

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Tech. Instagram Image – MediaMoonLLC Instagram

January 13, 2017

#Attention #Netflix users! An #email #scam may be #targeting your #account’s #personal #information.#Authorities in #Maine, referencing a report by the #cyber #security company FireEye, have warned Netflix #customers of a possible #scam targeting #credit #card and personal information.According to WBAY News, users have been receiving #emails asking them to update their Netflix #membership information by pointing them to a #web page that looks very #similar to an official Netflix login…

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Countdown To The End Of A Free Windows 10: Upgrade NOW Or Pay

July 22, 2016

For those that haven’t upgraded your computers or laptops to Windows 10 yet, it’s coming down to the end of getting Windows 10 for free. You have one week from today (July 22, 2016) to download and install it on your computers or laptops that have Windows 7 or Windows 8 for FREE. If your computer has an operating system that is older than Windows 7, unfortunately that computer is…

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Windows 10 Upgrades: Increase In Automatic Upgrades Without Permission

June 21, 2016

We’ve recently noticed an increase in Windows 10 upgrades being installed automatically without the permission of the PC or laptop owner. Basically, the computer will just upgrade the computer to Windows 10 regardless of whether or not you want it (it’s pretty much forced onto end users). This automatic upgrade tends to happen when the PC or laptop is left on overnight or left unattended for a long period of…

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Hacker Collected Millions Of Email Addresses And Passwords

May 5, 2016

At this point, it may be best to do a quick audit on your email password(s). Not that this particular hack retrieved your actual email password. However, in general, it’s a good thing to change your email password (or passwords for other services) every once in a while. Knowing that today’s breach of millions of email addresses and passwords is a bit of a cause for concern, it’s best to keep…

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