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Epic hack – what it means to you

August 13, 2012

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Unless you live under a rock you probably already have heard about the “Epic Hack” that compromised technology journalist Mat Honan’s online life on August 3 2012. Mat was a former editor for Wired magazine and currently a senior reporter at Gizmodo, a technology gadget website. As Mat describes in his article “How Apple and […]

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Yahoo gives away passwords

July 16, 2012

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In a company statement Yahoo! stated, “At Yahoo! we take security very seriously and invest heavily in protective measures to ensure the security of our users and their data across all our products.” If that is the case then Yahoo! should explain why it stored users ID and passwords with encryption and allowed 400,000 user […]

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Microsoft Recommends Users to Shut Down Windows Gadgets

July 12, 2012

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In an unusual move by the software giant Microsoft, rather than fix vulnerabilities with sidebar and Gadgets, Microsoft is advising users in a Microsoft security advisory to disable the features altogether. Windows Sidebar is a long, vertical bar that is displayed on the side of your desktop. It contains mini-programs called gadgets, which offer information at […]

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Let the hacking begin…

July 5, 2012

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OK – maybe not hacking yet, but certainly mayhem. This coming July 9, 2012 marks yet another memorable date for the DNSChanger malware virus. Users have until next Monday (July 9 2012) to update and run their anti-virus and anti-malware programs to remove the DNSChanger malware. This will affect PC and MAC computers alike. The good […]

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Is your small business secure? Better think again.

June 21, 2012

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Small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) assume because they are a small organization that hackers and cybercriminals will overlook them. This is an extremely bad thing to presume. Most SMB assume that have taken acceptable precautions to protect themselves. Security is an issue for all businesses. The challenges faced by SMBs are unique and significant. While larger businesses […]

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UPDATE: You still may be at risk!

June 18, 2012

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Last Thursday we reported that Microsoft pushed out its latest patch with 26 vulnerabilities, including a new Internet Explorer “Zero-Day” vulnerability that Microsoft announced during that patch release. Microsoft has designated Tuesday’s as patch-day and one Tuesday per month for major patches and updates to fix software misgivings. Since last Tuesday we have learned that the […]

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Microsoft patches 26 bugs and advises users of active attacks

June 14, 2012

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Did you notice the massive Microsoft update this Tuesday? It was enormous. Microsoft released on Tuesday it latest patch that fixes 26 vulnerabilities. This patch included a huge Internet Explorer patch that has been previously exploited. Microsoft is also warning users of a “zero-day attack”. A zero-day attack is a threat that exploits previously unknown […]

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A major Trojan Horse is lurking – coming soon to a computer near you

February 23, 2012

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Many of you may have heard about the Trojan horse called “DNSChanger” which is set to activate on March 9th. Hopefully – you have already taken action to remove it. The good news is the FBI has already shut the people behind this down and seized their servers, the bad news is when the FBI […]

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