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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Windows 8 Is Coming… But, Will Windows 7 Be The New XP?

Are you excited for the release of Windows 8? Today, Microsoft is making the final public pre-release build of Windows 8 available for download before the product is released to manufacturing. If you want to take the upcoming OS on a test drive, you can…

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Google To Warn Those Infected With DNSChanger Malware

Google will soon start issuing a warning to PC users infected with a type of malware known as “DNSChanger” that could completely cut them off from the Internet this summer. According to a post on Google’s official security blog, any PC user carrying the DNSChanger…

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Basic Anti-Virus vs. Multi-Functional Anti-Virus

Are your computers adequately protected? If your answer is along the lines of “I have installed AV (free or paid), and now I don’t have to worry about security anymore”—then I’m afraid you are wrong. There are no 100% effective anti-virus solutions that excuse the need for consumers and…

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Wikipedia Ads Could Mean You’re Infected With Malware!

According to Threatpost, the Wikimedia Foundation is warning its millions of visitors that if they’re seeing ads appearing on any of the Foundation’s Web sites, then their computer is probably infected with malware. The Foundation issued a statement on Monday clarifying that it never runs ads…

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Protect Yourself from DNSChanger

As part of Operation Ghost Click, the FBI brought down an Estonian hacker ring last year, which resulted in the takeover of the rogue DNS servers. Now, the Internet Systems Consortium is gearing up to permanently shut down deployed DNS servers that are currently serving…

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday Addresses 23 Vulnerabilities

This week, Microsoft released seven bulletins fixing twenty-three vulnerabilities on Patch Tuesday. Three of the bulletins are rated as ‘critical,’ which could lead to remote code execution, whereas the remaining four are rated as ‘important.’ The first critical bulletin resolves a privately reported bug in…

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$$$ Backups vs. Disaster Recovery $$$

Clients want to see a good ROI when implementing a backup plan, but sometimes the cost of a routine backup plan can seem a little expensive. You have to look at the short term cost vs. the long term savings. Want to know how much…

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