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5 Ways to Avoid a Phishing Attack

Here at New River Computing, we like to share interesting infographics as we come across them. Our main goal is to try and disseminate intricate IT related information quickly and clearly, to as many users as possible. This particular one deals with Phishing Attacks. We…

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Matt Stuart featured on WDBJ7 cyber security report

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player NRC’s Matt Stuart was recently interviewed for a feature on Ronaoke’s WDBJ7 about cyber-security and how you can protect yourself this Cyber Monday. Matt discussed some of the recent trends in security vulnerabilities include cold-calls from scammers falsely claiming to…

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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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Fighting cybercrime

I recently stumbled across a fantastic article written by Marcin Kleczynsk that I’d like to share with our readers. Mr. Kleczynsk is the CEO of Malwarebytes, a provider of highly effective, award winning anti-malware solutions. Here’s the original article:   Fighting cybercrime: How to avoid malware and other computer viruses…

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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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Latest malware trends

Top 10 threats on the Internet № Name % of all attacks Change in ranking 1 Malicious URL 91.26% 0 2 Trojan.Script.Iframer 5.81% 0 3 Trojan.Script.Generic 2.15% 0 4 Trojan-Downloader.Script.Generic 0.95% 2 5 Trojan.Win32.Generic 0.47% -2 6 Trojan-Downloader.JS.Agent.gmr 0.43% new 7 Trojan-Spy.JS.Agent.c 0.37% -2 8…

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Microsoft AV Flags Google as ‘Blacole’ Malware

Microsoft just released new patches to fix four critical vulnerabilities. The four critical bugs are as follows: MS12-008 Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2660465) MS12-010 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2647516)  MS12-013 Vulnerability in C Run-Time Library Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2654428)…

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Top 10 Threat Detections for January

GFI’s top 10 threat detection list is compiled from collected scan data of tens of thousands of GFI VIPRE Antivirus customers who are part of GFI’s ThreatNet™ automated threat tracking system. ThreatNet statistics revealed that Trojans continue to be the most pervasive threat, taking half…

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Intuit spam leads to exploit kits / malware

Tax season is here for most of us which means many spammers will try to take advantage of the situation and lead you to tax-related malicious links. Security companies have been seeing a large number of emails purporting to be from Intuit, the company that makes QuickBooks,…

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