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Computer Security Watch – May 29 2014

A Backup Is Worth A Thousand Documents
Today’s Top Threat
TheW32.Changeup is a worm that will attack every system on a network. We have not seen too many worms lately, but the changeup spreads through removable and mappable drives. What it does is affect the Microsoft Windows Shortcut ‘LNK’ Files Automatic File Execution Vulnerability. To make things just a little more complicated for you, it will also download more threats and misleading applications on the computers.
Today’s Top Stories
How Norton Keeps You “Shaded” From ‘Silent, But Deadly’ Threats
“On May 19th, 2014 Blackshades made news headlines when the FBI and Europol announced that they had arrested dozens of individuals suspected of cybercriminal activity centered around the malware. Blackshades is a “silent, but deadly” threat, which unfortunately means, if you are infected, you likely won’t know it until it’s too late. Norton products have long been able to detect and block Blackshades from attacking your computer. Read on to learn more about this threat and how to protect yourself and your computers.”
Domains Added To Our Blacklist
In case you want to add them to yours as well.
Backing Up Your Files Is So Important!
I know it’s been said by everyone, even in this blog once before, but it still stands. Please, please, please back up your files in some way. There are so many great ways to do it, some are on the cloud, some are physical medias, and some are images on your computer, but it doesn’t matter what way as long as you are doing it. Today I had to give someone bad news, they got the Cryptolocker virus, which if you do not know is a virus that encrypt all of your office files with a crazy complicated encryption code, and the only way to get your files back is to either back them up or pay them 300 dollars. No one wants to pay 300 dollars, especially not to a person who is trying to ransom something that belongs to you. The easiest solution to this disturbing problem is, back up your files. A quick restore from your back up and the issue is resolved.

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