Malware – Hidden File extension spoofing dangers

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File naming extensions are often hidden as default in Windows to protect users when renaming files from loosing data or system funcationality.  Conversely malware authors may create a file such as PHOTO.JPG.EXE (where the EXE is hidden and it can appear a file usually perceived to be “safe”.  First link below shares how to set […]

WINDOWS SUPPORT SCAM – Fake phone calls actively circulating in 2014

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While this threat is about a year old, it is circulating more actively than ever in 2014.  Many of these calls orginate outside the USA.  In just helping a friend today, many links are noted below including capturing the actual conversation via YouTube. Microsoft does not actively contact individual users to tell them their computer […]

Oracle – JAVA version 8 has been released

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Oracle has released version 8 of JAVA and this should be carefully tested in corporate environment before wide-scale deployment https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/For+the+Adventurous+Java+8+is+out/17833 http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/8-whats-new-2157071.html http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/8train-relnotes-latest-2153846.html   http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre8-downloads-2133155.html   QUOTE: Looks like JAVA 8 is out (thanks Rob).  Good luck let us know how you go if you are updating right now.

Microsoft Security Updates – MARCH 2014

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Critical Security updates to Microsoft Windows, IE, Silver Light 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.  A large number of security risks were patched […]


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