Posts Tagged ‘AntiVirus’
CCleaner a widely used utility was hacked opening a backdoor and allowing Malware to be attached to some seemingly legitimate versions of the software. As a precaution to our clients (Those under our IDMax protection) we set a global removal of any older versions. There are updated versions that are not susceptible and the 64Bit versions are not effected by this specific issue. If you would like more info read below: Forbes – Hackers Hid Backdoor Avast Blog Response / Update
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
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 researcherSource: Trend Micro flaw could have allowed attackers to steal all passwords
I’ve said for years “You NEED AntiVirus software on ANY computer”. Sure you are less likely (for now) to get a Virus on a Mac, BUT it is defiantly possible. So get a trusted AV and install it. Worst case scenario install a free one and periodically scan. It doesn’t hurt. Not sure? Just ask us, we love to help! – R.
“Oh don’t worry,” your uncle said when you were shopping for a new computer. “Macs are virtually virus proof.” Your uncle was wrong.Source: The World’s First Firmware Worm for Mac Is Here, and It Sounds Scary
This terrifying malware destroys your PC if detected | PCWorld.
Another Ransomware attack… This is just one reason backups are so important. Updates, Safe Surfing,Good AntiVirus/Malware, and NEVER opening unexpected attachments EVEN from known senders. Read more below on NetworkWorld.Crypto-ransomware attack encrypts New Jersey school district network.
Antivirus products riddled with security flaws, researcher says | Network World.
International BlackShades takedown nets the good guys 100+ bad guys. Read more at the links below.
This is why it is important to keep up to date and review your security. This can capture passwords, disable access to AntiVirus and Security sites. FBI warns “Beta Bot” malware can kill your anti-virus programs, steal data.
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. 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.