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Computer Security Watch – April 7 2014

Computer Security Watch – April 7 2014

April 7, 2014

Brightly colored cremation services and embalming?  You had me at brightly colored, I will take two!  Today’s Top Threat Trojan.Asprox.B The asprox.B virus is a Trojan Horse virus and a botnet. It attaches itself onto your computer generally through emails and will spam out emails once it is connected to your computer, so be wary […]

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Computer Security Watch – April 4 2014

Computer Security Watch – April 4 2014

April 4, 2014

Today’s Top Threat O97M.Crigent This virus hides itself inside Microsoft Word and Excel files, and then connects to remote hosts worldwide to download more heinous files. The best defense is to make sure you have a secure firewall up and running. Today’s Top Stories In 2013, the malware UPATRE was noted as one of the […]

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Are Your Security Settings At Risk By Using Chrome?

Are Your Security Settings At Risk By Using Chrome?

February 3, 2014

It is never easier having something taken from you. There are certain things that you expect to be kept safe from harm or prying eyes. Take your software for example. When using software from other companies, such as web browsers, you expect it to be relatively secure when dealing with personal information or settings. Not […]

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Dropbox Suffers Setbacks from Spam Attack

Dropbox Suffers Setbacks from Spam Attack

August 1, 2012

Dropbox has been trying to move into the enterprise more and more recently but was recently set back in its efforts thanks to a recent spam attack that originated from a breach in an employee’s account. Dropbox confirmed this week that a stolen employee password was the cause of the theft of a project document last […]

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Gmail Adds Explanations to Why Emails Are Classified Spam

Gmail Adds Explanations to Why Emails Are Classified Spam

March 20, 2012

It’s happened to all of us. We’re waiting on a certain email from somebody. We wait and wait and wait only to find out that when it was delivered…it went in your spam folder. But why is it that certain emails over others get dumped into your spam folder? Even ones from trusted senders? Well, if […]

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Malware Increases While Spam Decreases

Malware Increases While Spam Decreases

February 22, 2012

I’ve got some good news that is immediately followed by some bad news. The good news is that spam is continuing to decrease with the bad news being that cybercriminals are still hard at work creating intricate and sophisticated computer hacks and launching them on helplessly unsuspecting victims according to a recent Threats Report from […]

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Spammers Exploit McAfee Vulnerability

Spammers Exploit McAfee Vulnerability

January 18, 2012

A problem in McAfee’s Saas Endpoint Protection software that allows computers to serve as open proxies for spam is being investigated by the company according to a recent statement from a McAfee representative. A statement from the rep says, “We are aware of the issues and have both threat analytics and development teams diligently analyzing the problem […]

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