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Mac Malware Becoming More Problematic

TweetWhile it is essentially true that Apple’s OS X platform is essentially immune to virus attack, there are nasty programs out there that can ruin your day and waste a lot of time.  For the most part, the high risk infections remain the bailiwick of the Windows platform.  We have yet to see any proof Continue Reading

Ransomware Recovery is Not Possible

TweetToday’s PSA: In case you live in a cave somewhere, #ransomware has become a very profitable enterprise for a group of criminals from the (predominantly) eastern bloc. I am currently in the process of recovering the data from a laptop infected with Cryptowall – the latest very nasty iteration of this #extortionware. The “IT guy” Continue Reading

Facebook Security Warning

TweetWe’ve been telling people this for over a year, even published a security bulletin from AVG to this effect, but apparently never published an actual warning regarding the real risks associated with using Facebook (and MySpace). Both of these Social Networking sites have been under attack since May 2008 by criminals intent on extorting money Continue Reading