Point-of-Sale Security – Global Botnet affects 1500 computers in 36 countries

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Computer World documents a small but highly sophisticated botnet below: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248541/Researchers_find_a_global_botnet_of_infected_PoS_systems QUOTE: The botnet contained almost 1,500 compromised point-of-sale and other retail systems from 36 countries, researchers from IntelCrawler said.  Security researchers uncovered a global cybercriminal operation that infected with malware almost 1,500 point-of-sale (POS) terminals, accounting systems and other retail back-office platforms from businesses in […]

Ransomeware – Prevention and Cleaning tips

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KME Systems offers advice for encryption attacks that can permanently damage files with 1024 bit key strength http://kmesystems.com/a-new-form-of-ransomware-targets-mac-computers-as-well-as-pcs/ QUOTE: Backup your files before Cryptolocker infects your computer. Due to the popularity of these ransomware viruses, PC and Mac users should regularly backup their files. Once the malware has infected a computer, there’s no way to […]

Desktop Systems – How to safely clean inside

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This CNET forum post offers informative cleaning tips: http://forums.cnet.com/7723-6121_102-619335/how-do-you-safely-clean-the-inside-of-your-desktop-computer QUOTE:  I noticed that my computer box vents were grossly blocked by a blanket of dust. Even the back of my computer where all the cords are connected to it was covered with dust and spider webs. OK, I’ll admit I’m not a clean freak, and […]

Ransomeware – New Variant infects vulnerable Apple Mac systems

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KME Systems has informative blog and note that Apple Mac systems should safeguard from new malware attacks circulating in wild http://kmesystems.com/a-new-form-of-ransomware-targets-mac-computers-as-well-as-pcs/ http://kmesystems.com/category/blog/ QUOTE: Ransomware is malware used specifically for cyber data kidnapping. Cryptolocker, an updated form of ransomware, is used by cybercriminals to encrypt a victim’s data with a strong 1,024-bit algorithm.  The cybercriminal then […]

Microsoft EMET 4.1 – May 2014 Update

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A new version of the Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 4.1 is now available: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41138 QUOTE: EMET 4.1 Update 1 release includes new functionality and updates, such as: * Updated default protection profiles, Certificate Trust rules, and Group Policy Object configuration. * Shared remote desktop environments are now supported on Windows servers where EMET is […]


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