Microsoft Security Updates – February 2014

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Critical Security updates to Microsoft Windows, IE, Framework and other products became available on Patch Tuesday.  Users should promptly update to enjoy best levels of protection.  The Internet Storm Center has a “PATCH NOW” rating on IE due to zero day attacks circulating in the wild. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms14-Feb https://isc.sans.edu/diary/February+2014+Microsoft+Patch+Tuesday/17615

PowerLocker – 2014 Ransomware hype or reality

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PC Magazine shares writeup related to PowerLocker, that is being sold in underground malware development kits for $100.  It is described as being hype or possibly a threat more powerful than CryptoLocker.  Users should continue to backup data well plus avoid malicious threats actively circulating http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/malware/320326-watch-out-for-ransomware http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/01/researchers-warn-of-new-meaner-ransomware-with-unbreakable-crypto/ http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/10/prison_locker_ransomware/ QUOTE: Sneaking around since last November, PowerLocker […]


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