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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[...]
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[...]
If you’re running Android 5.1 or earlier, you want to read this: Summary: Android 5.1 Lollipop and earlier is vulnerable these malware infected apps were able to bypass security checks/reviews for the app when added into the online app stores within Google Play and others distributed on a variety of app stores,[...]
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,[...]
Apple/Mac Users Alert: Ransomware
We’ve all heard the myth, “Mac’s don’t get viruses.” While that urban legend has never been true, it was pretty rare for a Mac machine to actually get a virus. Why — they had a smaller user base. Historically, Mac users mostly needed to be concerned with adware versions of[...]
GM Bot Banking Trojan Virus open for public use: How-to Protect Yourself (Android users)
Background information The base source code for a really nasty Android-based family of trojan viruses was released into public forums – for free – in December 2015, and from what we are hearing this family of viruses is on the rise on devices. The GM Bot viruses (also called SlemBunk, Bankosy, as well as MazarBot)[...]
Don’t be easily Fooled by these Viruses
This last holiday season (November and December) it seemed that we saw less viruses than normal, though it seems that advertisements containing viruses are on the rise. Here are some examples of malware and potential viruses in advertisements, or seemingly helpful system notices. We received these pop-ups on our mobile device[...]
This hoax isn’t as bad as many that we have seen in the past as it only has you copy and paste a specific status message. More potentially scary ones have you click on something, then give an app or website permission to your personal information (often including your email[...]
Android Stagefright Vulnerability :/
ANDROID USERS, ACT NOW: Fixes are not yet issued for the #Android #Stagefright vulnerability, so protect yourself now by disabling “auto retrieve MMS” from messenger apps that can process MPEG4 video format. Instructions in the #AvastBlog, https://blog.avast.com/2015/07/29/big-brothers-could-be-watching-you-thanks-to-stagefright/

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