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Locky Ransomware Emailed to 23 Million Users

Ransomware is not new, as anyone with a reliable electrical supply knows by now.  Variants are many.  Results are the same.  Ransomware encrypts every data file on your computer, rendering them unusable until you pay the ransom demanded by the cyber criminals who infected your computer.     The delivery mechanisms are very simply: Infected Continue Reading

Facebook Messenger Virus Alert

Today’s topic: Facebook Messenger Virus Alert Beware of Windows / MacOS / Linux virus spreading through Facebook Messenger If you receive any Facebook message with a video link sent by anyone, even your friend DO NOT click on it. Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have spotted an ongoing cross-platform campaign on Facebook Messenger, where users receive a Continue Reading

iPhone Fake Virus Alerts Now

We’ve become accustomed to finding these fake malware popups on computer screens on a regular basis.  They are very disturbing and warn you that your computer is thoroughly infected, that irreversible damage will occur if you don’t call their toll-free number IMMEDIATELY and lock up your computer.  You can’t get around them (at least not Continue Reading

The Talking Computer Hijack

The Latest Computer Hijack The Talking Computer Hijack OK, boys and girls. The bad guys have just upped their game. A LOT. Hopefully y’all know to NEVER click on a popup message that jumps on your screen while surfing the web and tells you to call a toll-free number because your computer is infected. This Continue Reading

Today’s Email SCAM From Apple ID

The Apple ID SCAM Email contains: From: Apple ID noreply@icloud-id.org (NOT APPLE) Subject: Account Notification Message Text: Your Apple ID was used to sign in to iCloud via a web browser. <Anything that does not address you by name and / or account ID personally is FAKE.> Date: June 17, 2017 Browser: Mozila <NOTE MISSPELLING> Continue Reading

Dell Optiplex 980 Critical Firmware Update

Just released today, Dell has issued an URGENT BIOS update for the venerable Optiplex 980.  If you have one of these workhorses – or if I have supplied one for you – it needs an update right away.  This is a critical update to address an Intel security firmware flaw. If you are not comfortable Continue Reading

AVG Protects You Against WannaCry

Stay protected from Ransomware All versions of AVG protect against WannaCry One Caveat:  NO Antivirus is 100% protection out of the box. Custom tuning of the installation is critical! With 120 million new ransomware samples in 2015 alone, it is one of the fastest growing threats on the web. Hijacking your computer until you pay Continue Reading

Handbrake Malware Attack Captures Source Code

Panic, Inc is a software develop company that makes a suite of apps for the Apple OS X platform.  In May, a mirror download server was compromised, which allowed the legitimate version of the Mac transcoder app Handbrake to be replaced by an infected version.  The OSX.PROTON trojan infecting the app allowed hackers to gain Continue Reading

The Sky Is Falling!

With a nod to Chicken Little… Massive Ransomware Outbreak! By now I’m willing to bet good money you’ve all seen the various news articles telling you to bend over and kiss your ass goodbye if your computer is connected to the Internet today. In point of fact, the ransomware issue is getting worse by the Continue Reading

Is Windows 10 Making You Crazy?

Is Windows 10 Making You Crazy? Is your Windows 10 computer really aggravating the daylights out of you? Do you spend more time waiting for the Spinning Circle of Confusion than actually getting anything done? Do you find yourself longing for the days of Windows 7 – when you could actually find your stuff? Do Continue Reading