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XP Creates Opportunity for New Threats

As of Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer develop and release security updates or provide support for the 12 year old operating system. This is a great day for hackers. With the deadline of April 8th given out by Microsoft, they have been lying in wait for the […]

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Cryptolocker Ransom – Protect Yourself and Your Company

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In the latest cyber attack coming to light, the industry is seeing a targeted attack on users and their files. The attacks are leaving users with personal files that have been encrypted with a private key accessible only after paying a “ransom” of $300. Given only a limited amount of […]

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Recent Security Vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer

These days it is becoming more challenging to keep our computers secure and up to date. Attackers never stop looking for security flaws they can exploit for malicious purposes. They will typically craft a malicious web page that contains special code that exploits vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer or other commonly […]

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Why You Should Feel Insecure About Employees’ New Smartphones

For years, we helped clients procure, administer and furnish BlackBerries and other smartphones to their employees. Now, most IT departments have begun to adopt a “BYOD” (bring your own device) policy for employee smartphones. This approach allows greater flexibility and personal preference for each user, but is not without peril. […]

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Virus Threatens to Halt Web Access for Thousands of U.S. Computers

Check your computer for DNSChanger Virus

According to an article in CNNMoney, the FBI is current working to fight a massive cyber threat known as DNSChanger. DNSChanger is a virus that was reported developed and distributed by Estonian computer hackers, over the past five years. To begin addressing the problem, the FBI had the nonprofit Internet […]

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Malware on Dell motherboards

Dell has been contacting certain customers directly in order to schedule service calls to replace server motherboards that contain malware.

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