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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
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[...]
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,[...]
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)[...]
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[...]
ALERT: Computer Repair Phone Scams on the Rise!
Beware: Computer Repair Phone Scams Are On The Rise Again! by André Thomas We have been receiving calls from many customers about supposed computer repair companies targeting individuals to “help fix their computer”. They call you, often asking for you by name, then walk you through opening error logs and[...]
Security Vulnerabilities and Why Updates Are Important!
Security Vulnerabilities and Why Updates Are Important! by André Thomas The internet can be a scary place, especially if you have security vulnerabilities in your system. Whether you are on a smartphone, tablet, netbook, laptop, or desktop, you need to protect yourself while browsing. There are a lot of security[...]
The Busy Computer Seasons: a Virus Writer’s dream! by André Thomas In the world of computers, there are two primary busy seasons – the holiday shopping season of November and December as well as Tax Time, though not in the ways you might expect. Viruses, malware and spyware have an ebb[...]
Clean, Non-Infected Website…
Having a Clean, non-infected website for customers is vital for any business — and especially for a Computer Repair Business! The Holiday Season is the #1 time that Viruses are spread because they are attempting to get your CC#s… and the worst part is, you might not find out for[...]

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