Your wireless keyboard may be giving up your secrets.

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

You may want to invest in a wired keyboard or a BlueTooth one.  The older basic USB Wireless ones are Not secure.  8 out of 12 are not encrypted and at risk.   As in someone may be able to see everything you type. Read more on:  ZDnet.com

This nondescript USB dongle can be used to spy on wireless keyboards from hundreds of feet away. (Image: Bastille)

Adobe to issue emergency patch for Flash vulnerability

Written by Randy on . Posted in Apple, Linux, Microsoft, Randy's Blog, Security, Tech, Tech Tip

You may already have heard about this.  If not, read more below.  In Any event, get ready for some serious/critical patches in the near future. Adobe Flash has a significant number of Vulnerabilities so bottom line, if you don’t need it on your computer Don’t Install it or Uninstall it and you have one less source of stress.  Unless you are one of the fortunate (#Sarcasm) that needs it for some mission critical software you use.  In that case.  My heart felt condolences and contact us about keeping up to date.
Adobe is working on an emergency patch for its Flash Player after attackers are reportedly exploiting a critical flaw.
Source: Adobe to issue emergency patch for Flash vulnerability

Hype Around the Mysterious ‘Badlock’ Bug Raises Criticism

Written by Randy on . Posted in Apple, Internet, Microsoft, Randy's Blog, Safety, Security, Tech Tip

Wondering about Padlock?  You should!  It’s touted as a “Serious Flaw” in SMB variations of which are used in Linux, Windows and yes even Mac.  What does the flaw exactly do?  We don’t know that yet.  But the company that discovered the flaw has also been writing the effected code for the last decade.  So the question is…  Are they just finding one of their own mistakes now and using it as a marketing tool to draw more business.  Either way, we won’t know until the details are released on April 12th.  No word on wether or not software manufactures will have the patch available by then though.  Read more on Wired Below.
A web site and logo created to draw attention to the mysterious bug is instead drawing criticism for the people who discovered the flaw.
Source: Hype Around the Mysterious ‘Badlock’ Bug Raises Criticism

Countless computers vulnerable to MouseJack attack through wireless mice and keyboards | Network World

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

Have a wireless keyboard or mouse?  You might be susceptible to the “MouseJack” attack.  This is generally only possible while you are away and your device is unlocked.  But you never leave your device unlocked…  Right?  😉  
Countless wireless mice and keyboards are subject to “MouseJacking” including products from Amazon, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo, Logitech and Microsoft.
Source: Countless computers vulnerable to MouseJack attack through wireless mice and keyboards | Network World

Hospital pays $17,000 ransom to get access back to its encrypted files

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

We encourage all our clients to use WebRoot on all their networked machines.  It only takes one unprotected computer to compromise your entire network.  Read below on what Not to do.
A Los Angeles hospital has paid a $17,000 to cyberattackers who crippled its network by encrypting its files, a payment that will likely rekindle a fierce debate over how to deal with a problem known as ransomware.
Source: Hospital pays $17,000 ransom to get access back to its encrypted files

Trend Micro flaw could have allowed attackers to steal all passwords

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

We Prefer WebRoot, it’s Small, Super Fast and Very reliable.  Installs in 1 minute, Full scan on most computers in LESS that 5 Minutes!  But hey, you could use Trend and deal with this.
Trend has patched that problem and another remote execution flaw found by a well-known Google security researcher
Source: Trend Micro flaw could have allowed attackers to steal all passwords

FBI: Major business e-mail scam blasts 270% increase since 2015

Written by Randy on . Posted in Fraud, Phishing, Randy's Blog, Security, Tech Tip

We have seen this in the wild.  The users are targeted and it seems legit.  The key to not falling for this stuff is communication.
Since the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) began tracking BEC scams in late 2013, it has compiled statistics on more than 7,000 U.S. companies that have been victimized—with total dollar losses exceeding $740 million. That doesn’t include victims outside the U.S. and unreported losses, the FBI stated. According to IC3, since the beginning of 2015 there has been a 270% increase in identified BEC victims.
Source: FBI: Major business e-mail scam blasts 270% increase since 2015