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Switches, Routers, and Network Cables in Patch Panels

UPnP has been a security risk for years, but now it’s WORSE!

UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) is intended to allow devices inside your local network to open needed ports in your modem/router. This was already an issue as viruses/malware could make a request to have the ports opened and allow malicious communication to go through unfettered. It isn’t supposed to accept[...]

Unpatched MS Word Flaw Could Allow Hackers to Infect Your Computer — The Hacker News

Cybersecurity researchers have revealed an unpatched logical flaw in Microsoft Office 2016 and older versions that could allow an attacker to embed malicious code inside a document file, tricking users into running malware onto their computers. Discovered by researchers at Cymulate, the bug abuses the ‘Online Video’ option in Word[...]
Holiday online shopping safety

Keeping your Computer Healthy during the Holidays

Holiday online sales are already beginning for the holiday shopping season, we even just received a mailer today talking about how “Black Friday Starts Now”. Even if you only shop at “reputable” online companies… they are not immune to getting hacked, and some are even famous for having spoofed email[...]

New Airborn Virus on Multiple Computer Platforms

There’s a new Airborn Virus warning for Windows, Macs/iOS, Android, Linux, Chrome OS, cars, and even smart TV users.   This virus takes less than 10 seconds to infect your system, and requires no interaction by the user to become infected! Basically: Either patch (if you can), or turn off[...]

FYI: #Alert Anything Linked to Compromised Gmail Accounts is at Risk!

Warning! Don’t Click that Google Docs Link You Just Received in Your Email Did someone just share a random Google Doc with you? First of all — Do not click on that Google Doc link you might have just received in your email and delete it immediately — even if[...]
USB Drives filled with Viruses and Malware are being found in peoples mailboxes

USB Drives filled with Viruses and Malware are being found in peoples mailboxes

The Basics This is currently actively happening in Australia (read police bulletin). These drives are full of malware and viruses. Upon insertion, the victims have experienced fraudulent media streaming service offers as well as other serious issues (we would imagine ransomware viruses, and viruses designed for identity theft). It’s only[...]
Windows 10 Anniversary Update issues

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Is it all it’s cracked up to be?

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update has been rolling out to computers around the world for a little bit now, and while Windows 10 has gotten much better over the last year, this update is boasted as making it even better with even more features. Is that true? Below you will find out[...]

Huge Mac OS Exploit Discovered – Make sure you’re updated!

Beware! Your iPhone Can Be Hacked Remotely With Just A Message In Brief Do you own an iPhone? Mac? Or any Apple device? Just one specially-crafted message can expose your personal information, including your authentication credentials stored in your device’s memory, to a hacker. The vulnerability is quite similar to[...]
Microsoft Support Scams on the rise

Microsoft Support Scams are on the rise again! This time they’re trickier.

Lately, we’ve notice a rise in the number of calls from people who have fallen victim to Microsoft Support Scams.  This isn’t a new problem and it has had several iterations, including phone calls. The current “version” is rather persistent. It normally starts as a pop-up, often filling the entire screen,[...]

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