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Battling Fake Microsoft Support Scammers

Fake antivirus support is a problem. We know fake “Microsoft representatives” call targeted Windows users to persuade them that their computers are inundated with warnings and errors as shown in the Windows Event Viewer, a legitimate Microsoft application that lists system information. We even watched…

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Computers Cannot Survive By Anti-Virus Software Alone

Over the past few weeks, several widely knows companies have been competing for top spots in many of the major news headlines but, for all the wrong reasons. Retail giant Target, to offer just one recent example, could be forced to pay millions of dollars…

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The CryptoLocker Virus is Spreading!!!

***IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM NEW RIVER COMPUTING REGARDING THE “CRYPTOLOCKER” VIRUS*** There’s a new type of malware that has been spreading like wildfire over the past couple of months called CryptoLocker. Most security researchers are claiming that this is one of the nastiest and most successful…

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‘Microsoft tech support’ scam captured on video

For those of us working in the IT industry, we get used to removing viruses and malware from plenty of machines on a regular basis. Malware is a huge problem that seems to only be getting worse. Part of the problem is a lack of…

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Ransomware Attacks Appear To Be Getting Worse!

For those of you not familiar with exactly what Ransomware is/does, here’s the current Wikipedia definition: “Ransomware comprises a class of malware which restricts access to the computer system that it infects, and demands a ransom paid to the creator of the malware in order…

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ZeroAccess Botnet

ZeroAccess is a very large botnet, infecting millions of computers globally. According to researchers at Sophos Labs, ZeroAccess has been installed on computers over nine million times with the current number of infected PC’s topping out at over 1 million. That is a staggering number….

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Disable Java…NOW!!!

Unfortunately, it appears that Java is once again unsafe. Over the weekend, the good folks over at security firm FireEye spotted a new attack that exploits a vulnerability in Java to install a Trojan named Poison Ivy, which communicates with C&C servers in China and Singapore.

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Java SE 7 Update 7 and SE 6 Update 35 Released

The folks at Oracle have released updates for Java, versions 1.7.0_07 and 1.6.0_3. Oracle strongly recommends that all Java SE 7 users upgrade to this release. You can download the installers from here.

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Diablo III Targeted by Malware

I have been a fan of the Diablo series since the 1st installment was released on December 31st, 1996. After waiting over ten years since the 2nd installment in 2000, Diablo III finally arrived in May. As one of the most highly anticipated games this…

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New Java Exploit to Debut in BlackHole Exploit Kits

Brian Krebs over at KrebsOnSecurity.com has just issued a warning regarding a new Java exploit, powered by The Blackhole Exploit Kit. It is very important to make sure your Java is contantly up-to-date and patched since it is one of the most common vulnerabilities related…

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