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Important Information on Cryptolocker

Archived in the category: Security, Windows
Posted by okorioth on 06 Nov 13 - 0 Comments

  What is Cryptolocker: CryptoLocker is a ransomware program that was released around the beginning of September 2013. This ransomware will encrypt certain files using a mixture of RSA & AES encryption. When it has finished encrypting your files, it will display a CryptoLocker payment program that prompts you to send a ransom of either $100 […]

Warning..Java 1.7 0 Day Exploit On The Loose

Archived in the category: Apple, Linux, Security, Windows
Posted by okorioth on 30 Aug 12 - 0 Comments

Its that time yet again, lock your doors and close your windows as there is a known potential attack vector currently being exploited through yet another security hole in the Java 1.7 runtime environment. There is no patch or work around at this time so CERT is recommending that the Java engine be turned off […]

Small Business IT Considerations That Are Often Neglected

Archived in the category: cloud computing, General, Security, Windows
Posted by okorioth on 11 Aug 12 - 0 Comments

In many small businesses these days, the use of computers, software and access to the Internet are a driving force that keeps one competitive in the marketplace and is vital to the bottom line. Over time these systems can grow and become complicated, and business owners who are not information technology experts can get lost […]

DNS Changer Virus Hyped By The Media

Archived in the category: Security, Windows
Posted by okorioth on 07 Jul 12 - 0 Comments

This week the media has been making a lot of noise about the DNS Changer trojan that has been in the wild for quite some time. Well I’m here to downplay this latest ‘threat’. Certainly, computer security should be a high priority but they are making a mountain out of a mole hill here. At […]

Apple Flashback Trojan in the wild

Archived in the category: Apple, Security
Posted by okorioth on 05 Apr 12 - 0 Comments

Time to get your head out of the sand. The old mantra that Macs don’t get infected isn’t true anymore (not that it ever was to begin with), theres a new Trojan on the loose taking advantage of unsuspecting Mac machines everywhere called the Flashback Trojan. According to The Verge, Apple has already released a […]

Beware Of The System Check Trojan

Archived in the category: Security, Windows
Posted by okorioth on 25 Jan 12 - 2 Comments

Lately in the last couple of months I’ve seen this infection making the rounds, and it is a nasty one. The System Check virus/Trojan, part of the FakeHDD family of infections is a fake computer analysis and optimization program designed to look like your Windows system is failing and that you need to purchase their […]

Reminder: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Support Has Ended

Archived in the category: Security, Windows
Posted by okorioth on 19 Jul 11 - 0 Comments

Wait..you still run Windows Vista? Hopefully not Service Pack 1 still right? You should move to Windows 7 regardless..a much nicer experience. But for those of you who like to hang on to old stuff, Microsoft recently announced that Service Pack 1 support has ended.  So you better upgrade via Windows Update or download  to […]

Whoops! Windows XP Update Causes BSOD, Here’s A Fix

Archived in the category: Security, Windows
Posted by okorioth on 16 Feb 10 - 0 Comments

MS10-015, Microsoft, KB977165, Rootkit.Win32.TDSS, Windows XP BSOD

Important Patch For Internet Explorer, Update Immediately!

Archived in the category: Security, Windows
Posted by okorioth on 23 Jan 10 - 0 Comments

If you have not heard the news this month, theres a little spat going on between Google and China over hacking and such. Turns out one of the techniques used to hack Google and other companies was through a security exploit in all versions of Internet Explorer, known as the Aurora exploit. Microsoft has since […]

Microsoft Releases Massive Batch of Security Updates For October

Archived in the category: Security, Windows
Posted by okorioth on 13 Oct 09 - 0 Comments

Its the second Tuesday of the month, and that of course means in the Microsoft camp its patch Tuesday. And what a whopper this one is, in fact its the largest amount of patches ever released at one time.  The range of patches pretty much covers almost every major product line, from Windows, Server, SQL, […]