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Computer Security Watch – June 13 2014

Wireless, With Out Strings Attached
Today’s Top Threat
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 Defense of Devices: Cyber Security Concerns Spread Beyond Your Phone
“We’re always hearing about the connected future, an “Internet of Things” (IoT) where our smartphones and tablets are joined online by ever more devices: cameras, TVs, microwaves and fridges, even baby monitors. It sounds great, but every one of those internet-connected devices is another security concern, asSymantec’s 2014 Internet Security Threat Report demonstrates only too clearly.” 
Domains Added To Our Blacklist
In case you want to add them to yours as well.

The Better Way To Do Your Wireless
Almost every internet provider likes to give you and try to get you to use their products with their service. Most of them love to bundle their all in one wireless router and cable modem, because its saves them money on bandwidth and tech support. While those are very valid reasons for a company, it is smarter for anyone to say no and stick with the standardized modems and buy your own router. You may ask yourself why on earth would I do that, they set it all up for me. There are many reasons but the simplest reason is, you own it. When the big ISP puts in a router, they own it and you have to ask them to make changes, even if it’s a small thing like port forwarding. When you own the router it is yours to do with as you like. Do not worry, most of the wireless routers these days are made to be set up by the average person and are extremely easy to work with. As an added benefit, your router you purchase will often times be stronger, faster, and come with more features like file sharing.

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