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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[...]
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[...]
Picture of Coding

Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch for Windows 7 – 10, including Server OS

A vulnerability has been found in JScript.dll which runs mostly in Internet Explorer and can completely compromise your system and give administrative control to the attacker. It effects basically every current version of Windows in use today, from Windows 7 up to and including Windows Server 2019. It can also be exploited through HTML documents opened in Microsoft Office, so even if you don't use Internet Explorer you can be hacked with this flaw.
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[...]
Avast glitched out - Computer holding an error sign

Avast had a glitch! – “DNS server isn’t responding”

Did your internet stop working Tuesday/Wednesday giving the error “DNS server isn’t responding” or something similar? If so, make sure to check your Avast Virus Definitions for updates. There was an error in the virus definitions that blocked DNS lookup requests. The issue has already been corrected in the 8/14/2018[...]
Intel: Risk Inside

Security Vulnerabilities: Is it time for a new computer?

Intel announced in April that they are stopping work on microcode updates for certain older processors in regards to Spectre Variant 2 vulnerabilities. While that likely doesn’t mean much to most people, it does pose an interesting dilemma. Next, even though some older computers can run Windows 10, there could[...]
Scam Artist Text Messages

You thought Con-Artist Spam calls were bad enough — Now there are Con-Artist Spam Texts…

If you didn’t think that the con-artist spam callers or emails pretending to be Microsoft, the IRS, your friendly help desk technician, or some mysterious business that wants to give you a bunch of money to work on their employees, or computers, or get some type of service with you…[...]

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[...]
How to tell if you have a Computer Virus

How to tell if you have a Computer Virus

One of the most frequent things we hear when a client brings us their computer is, “I think I have a virus!”   Honestly, it can be difficult to tell if you have a virus and to be honest, it really is better to be safe than sorry. Even scarier[...]

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[...]

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