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Firefox Vulnerability that gets people to unwittingly click on something so hackers can steal your info

Firefox Vulnerability – known about for 17 years

While many consider ditching Google, including its web browser Chrome, due to privacy concerns and in response to recent actions, Firefox has been one of the primary alternate options. A recent Firefox exploit demonstration that uses a combination of a malicious HTML file, ClickJacking, iframe and SSH bugs may change[...]
Windows Update 1903

1903 is here, what have we seen?

We’ve done numerous Windows 10 Build 1903 Updates, ranging from new machines just out of the box to systems that are several years old.   Biggest Tip for Keeping your Hair during the 1903 Update… The biggest factor we’ve seen that affects successful completion is the update status of the[...]
VLC Media Player Logo

VLC Media Player Security Flaw!

As more computers are being built without DVD drives and the associated DVD Player software, consumers are frequently downloading third-party programs to be able to play these and other higher quality video file types. One of the biggest and most trusted names is VLC Media Player. Last week (June 21st),[...]
Change your Facebook password now!

Change your Facebook password now!

Facebook has just admitted that it has found many places – hundreds of millions of places, maybe – where it saved users’ passwords to disk in raw, unencrypted form. In jargon terms, they’re known as plaintext passwords and it means that instead of seeing a password scrambled into a hashed form such[...]
LibreOffice & OpenOffice.org

Severe RCE Flaw Disclosed in Popular LibreOffice and OpenOffice Software — The Hacker News

  It’s 2019, and just opening an innocent looking office document file on your system can still allow hackers to compromise your computer. No, I’m not talking about yet another vulnerability in Microsoft Office, but in two other most popular alternatives—LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice—free, open source office software used by[...]
Caribou Coffee Stores Hacked for months... but what about your business?

Caribou Coffee Stores Hacked for months… but what about your business?

For businesses today, taking credit cards and storing information on a computer is a normal practice, though is data security? In today’s world, it isn’t “whether you will be hacked”, it’s more a matter of “when will you be hacked”. We’ve seen a number of companies hacked over the last[...]
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

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[...]

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