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Windoze Ten Update From Hell – Redux

TweetTales From The Trenches March 16, 2019 Windoze Update Does It Again The latest Windoze 10 update (version 1809) has been wreaking havoc all week. I’ve had 3 machines in as many days that went casters up after the latest update. No Boot Scenarios. Different for each machine but clearly the result of an update. Continue Reading

Animoto Data Breach Alert

Tweet Dark Web Data Exposure Alert   If anyone here is using – or has been using an Animoto product (video editing tools) you need to check what password you are using for that account.   If it is the same as ANY OTHER ACCOUNTS you have… CHANGE THEM ALL TODAY!   There has been Continue Reading

If You Thought You Were Safe – Odds Are You’re Not

TweetI subscribe to a service that lets me know when my personal info is compromised. And I have some bad news for you. If you thought you were safe – odds are you’re not. The latest data breach was epic. The data compromised could trigger an identity theft problem for you and everyone else you Continue Reading

VPNFilter May Already Infect Your Router

TweetReboot Your Router – Now! In recent days the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI have both released statements regarding the worldwide infestation of a malware product infesting hundreds of thousands of residential and small business routers. VPNFilter is using your router to create a botnet capable of targeting government, military, security organizations, and 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

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