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Malicious Ads a Social Media Menace

TweetThis article is extracted from an eHacking News article. A current trend in politically motivated confabulation and misinformation in social networking sites  suggest a trend of unabated malicious advertisement. These are, beyond doubt, paid political advertisements which gather momentum in the most visited social networking sites on the planet. Take the example of Facebook where Continue Reading

Avoid These Common Facebook Scams

TweetThe Current Batch of Scams Facebook Messenger “video” link   You receive a Facebook Messenger message from someone you know with your name and the word “video” followed by a short URL or link that has a bit.ly or t.cn address. Most likely your friend’s account has been hacked and they know nothing about this. Continue Reading

Another Fake Microsoft Support Hijack

TweetI had been out for some time when I came back and heard this pulsing sound and a recorded voice in the background. I had left Google Chrome up with several tabs open. Facebook, CNN, National Weather Service, Google Calendar and a ticket order form for Annie LIebovitz tickets at SMU. One of them spawned Continue Reading

Massive WiFi Vulnerability Exposed

TweetWe’ve all been warned against using public WiFi for sensitive communications like banking transactions.  You never know who is on the same network eavesdropping on your traffic.  This is just common sense. However…  On your own personal WiFi network you feel pretty secure, right? Maybe not so much.  For years I’ve told my clients to Continue Reading

Kaspersky Vulnerabilities Exploited

TweetIf you’re using Kaspersky security software… Why?   This is not the first time I’ve said I don’t recommend it. I’ve been saying this for at least 10 years, but in recent days it has been revealed that not only has Kaspersky not been terribly secure, but that the Russians have hacked it for their Continue Reading

Microsoft Zero-Day – DNS Security Patches

TweetOn Tuesday, Microsoft released their “October Patch Tuesday” update which patches some severe flaws, including Office Zero-day and DNS attack vulnerabilities.  Read the full story here if you want all the gory details. Therefore, you should make sure your Windows operating system is updated. Most Windows 10 machines will do this automatically, but others may Continue Reading

Just Wave a Flag That Says ROB ME

Just ROB ME

TweetIn the #BulkTrashFAIL category… Not the first time I’ve written on this topic, but this example is so extreme I just have to bring it up again. On bulk trash days do NOT put out boxes for large, expensive items.  This is an invitation to being robbed.  Ask your local police department if you’re in Continue Reading

Go Freeze Your Credit NOW

TweetIn the wake of the Equifax debacle… It is mandatory that you freeze your credit right now. Do NOT do this online.  If there is any chance your computer has been compromised, the bad guys will know your PIN numbers and confirmation codes the same time you do.  Do NOT take this chance.  Pick up Continue Reading

Fake Flash Player Alert!

TweetFake Flash Player Alert! Fake Flash Player downloads are among the most notorious sources for viruses, malware, identity theft and ransomware. Attached is a great example of what you might find when searching for a Flash Player update. I NEVER recommend just clicking OK on a popup suggesting you need Flash Player updated. Many of Continue Reading

CCleaner Hacked – Infected With Malware

TweetCCleaner (Crap Cleaner) is a tool I frequently use to do some routine system tweaking. Then I immediately uninstall it. Why? Because it installs real-time monitoring applets that rob your computer of it’s full performance. It’s a handy utility, as it saves me a lot of time.  I could do everything it does by hand, Continue Reading