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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Computer Security Watch – June 16 2014

Computer Security Watch – June 16 2014

June 16, 2014

Bigger, Faster, Stronger   Today’s Top Threat W32.Zorenium The Zorenium worm opens a backdoor to your computer and steals information from you. It has been targeting log in credentials for payment services and video games. If you notice this virus on your pc, please change all of your passwords. Today’s Top Stories Taiwan Hit With […]

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Computer Security Watch – June 13 2014

Computer Security Watch – June 13 2014

June 13, 2014

Wireless, With Out Strings Attached   Today’s Top Threat Infostealer.Bucuper The Bucuper is an infostealer class Trojan that will steal information including banking accounts from the compromised computer and send it back to its host. It is classified as a low threat, but is still a very bad virus to have. Today’s Top Stories In […]

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Computer Security Watch – June 12 2014

Computer Security Watch – June 12 2014

June 12, 2014

If I Flip A Bitcoin, Do I Always Get Tails?   Today’s Top Threat SONAR.Fakeavlock!gen1 The Sonar.Fakeavlock is in the family of the Trojan.Fakeavlock, as you can imagine by its name the Trojan gets on your computer and locks it down and wants you to purchase software to remove a threat that doesn’t actually exist. […]

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Computer Security Watch – June 11 2014

Computer Security Watch – June 11 2014

June 11, 2014

Just Walk Right In    Today’s Top Threat Trojan.Cryptdef!gen1 The Cryptdef is in the same family of Trojan as the Cryptolocker. This is the virus that has been making news lately, it will get on your computer and lock down your files and force you to purchase a password to unlock them. The only remedy […]

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Computer Security Watch – June 10 2014

Computer Security Watch – June 10 2014

June 10, 2014

The Vulnerabilities Of Internet Explorer   Today’s Top Threat Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2014-1780 Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability The devious people we often call hackers have found another memory-corruption vulnerability in internet explorer and have been doing their best to seize the advantage. Versions 10 and 11 of Internet Explorer are at risk. Keep your versions […]

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Computer Security Watch – June 9 2014

Computer Security Watch – June 9 2014

June 9, 2014

I Am Begging You!   Today’s Top Threat Android.YuMe The Android.Yume is a pretty simple and low damage annoyance that is hitting Android users lately. While not necessarily malicious it is super annoying and not asked for. It is an advertisement library that gets bundled with other Android applications. Today’s Top Stories Phishing Sites Intensify […]

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New Malware Encrypts User Files, Demands Ransom For Decryption

New Malware Encrypts User Files, Demands Ransom For Decryption

June 8, 2014

It looks as if computer users are going to need some help from Mel Gibson as many people are finding their machines under ransom. Yeah, you read that right….ransom. According to a recent report from Cisco Systems, a number of malicious advertisements have begun popping up on some very big name websites, including Disney, Facebook […]

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Computer Security Watch – June 6 2014

Computer Security Watch – June 6 2014

June 6, 2014

Sounds So Amazing   Today’s Top Threat Trojan.FakeAV!gen124 The real harm with these fake anti-virus viruses is that they actually lower your security settings on the computer, which then makes it easier for other malicious software to load on to your computer. Probably the most annoying part is that they tend to lock down what […]

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Computer Security Watch – June 5 2014

Computer Security Watch – June 5 2014

June 5, 2014

The Almighty Dollar   Today’s Top Threat VBS.Dunihi!gen3 The Dunihi virus is spread through removable media and opens a backdoor onto computers. Removable media is anything that is not permanently attached to your computer, like USB drives, CD’s, DVD’s, and portable hard drives. The risk factor is low, but the potential damage is high. Once […]

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Computer Security Watch – June 4 2014

Computer Security Watch – June 4 2014

June 4, 2014

The Mechanical Man!   Today’s Top Threat Trojan.Snifula!gen3 I reported on an older version of the Snifula Trojan and it is still up to the same trouble has the previous version. Once the virus is on your computer it will start stealing information. The virus sometimes will masquerade as Trojan.Neverq. Today’s Top Stories Almost 80 […]

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