Critical Windows bug could make worm meat of millions of high-value machines

Written by Randy on . Posted in Antivirus, Internet, Microsoft, Randy's Blog, Remote Support, Security, Tech, Tech Tip

Keep your windows up to date or risk infection.  This critical bug could allow a hacker to gain control of your system.  The bug effects all version of Windows from XP on including the beta for Windows 8 as yet unreleased. See the article here: Critical Windows bug could make worm meat of millions of high-value machines. Here is the Bug report and Microsoft’s Solution: CVE-2012-0002: A Closer Look at MS12-020’s Critical Issue.  

ALERT: Email scam targeting Businesses using BBB name – BBB News Center

Written by Randy on . Posted in Antivirus, Internet, Randy's Blog, Security, Tech Tip

Be aware that there are many Phishing schemes out there.  It seems even more prevalent during the holidays.  Our wonderful SPAM Filtering (Securence) service pulls them out so we don’t ever really have to look at them.  Except if I choose to review the Quarantine.  Here’s what I found.  Several attempts to get information using the BBB’s name. Phishing Scheme using BBB Logo The Better Business Bureau is aware of the Scam and has a notice here:  ALERT: Email scam targeting Businesses using BBB name – BBB News Center. As a rule NEVER click a link in an e-mail without hovering over it first.  In this case the e-mail said ‘click here’ the link went someplace other than the BBB. Another good rule is to pay attention to who or what e-mail address it’s sent too.  If you’re getting an e-mail instead of Sally in accounting or John in tech support, chances are someone is hoping your curiosity will get the better of you.  Don’t let it! If you’re ever unsure, just call us.  If you don’t have a SPAM solution think about signing up for Securence.  When you do through Intelligent Designs you automatically get a 30 day trial.    

Unlucky 13: The Most Significant Computer Viruses Of The Last 40 Years

Written by idez on . Posted in Antivirus, Randy's Blog, Security, Tech

The computer industry has suffered through 40 years of viruses.  This is only the beginning though.  As we move forward with new devices, new operating systems and a sometimes false sense of security who knows what the future may bring. But we do know what the past looks like.  Here is a good article from CRN with some of the past biggies. Unlucky 13: The Most Significant Computer Viruses Of The Last 40 Years.