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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)[...]
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/
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[...]
Oracle Releases Java 7 Update 11 to Address Major Security Vulnerabilities
Oracle has released Java 7 Update 11 to fix major vulnerabilities!   Java SE 7 Update 11 Released By Tori Wieldt on Jan 13, 2013 Oracle has released Java SE 7 Update 11, containing important security fixes. See Oracle Security Alert CVE-2013-0422 to learn more. Oracle strongly recommends that all Java SE 7 users upgrade[...]
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[...]
DNS-Changer Malware: Will you lose your internet on July 9th?
Will you lose internet on Monday, July 9th, 2012? It has been all over the news today. If you are still infected by dns-changer malware, you may lose internet. Why? The FBI seized web servers linked to some of these malware infections and have been keeping them running to give[...]
Tech Glossary: What is a Virus?
  Tech Glossary What is a Virus? Virus is a term that is thrown around a lot. The easiest way to describe it is to think about your computer like the human body. A virus is an infection with varying degrees of severity. Some are just mild annoyances, eg. sluggish[...]
Tech Tip #9 – Backup Your Important Data
Tech Tip #9 – Backup your important data Are there any files on your computer that are important to you? If so, you should have them backed up, whether to physical media or to a web-based backup system. Viruses/malware can destroy your hard drive and there is the possibility that[...]

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