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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 […]

Troubleshooting Adventures in Windows 7

Archived in the category: Windows
Posted by okorioth on 13 Mar 13 - 0 Comments

Yes, even computer problems plague us IT pros from time to time, nobody is perfect.  Its inconvenient, aggravating and nerve wracking even for a seasoned individual such as myself. My primary machine is of the home brew variety which I have cobbled together over the years with various pieces parts and has been running very […]

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 […]

Get Ready, Microsoft Is Rolling The Dice For 2013

Archived in the category: cloud computing, Windows
Posted by okorioth on 30 Jul 12 - 0 Comments

Whether you like it or not, or if you are aware or not, in a unprecedented sea change Microsoft is gearing up for some huge rollouts in its computing software platforms and mobile devices starting this fall.  Every major product line is getting a huge update, almost all at the same time. This is unheard […]

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 […]

Microsoft Details Next Version of Windows

Archived in the category: Windows
Posted by okorioth on 17 Apr 12 - 0 Comments

Not that its much of a surprise, but Microsoft announced today in a blog post the successor to Windows 7 will be called Windows 8.  Hooray for naming consistency! What is surprising is that they finally got some sense knocked into them and got rid of the many confusing iterations of Windows and have gotten […]

You have a backup right?

Archived in the category: Apple, cloud computing, General, Windows
Posted by okorioth on 01 Feb 12 - 0 Comments

That Sinking Feeling That’s the question I usually ask when confronted with a drive failure, or a malfunctioning system. More often than not, the answer is usually a no. Its a tough lesson to learn, and backup is such an easy thing to do these days. Just remember all hard drives will eventually fail. There […]

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