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Advice: Cautions for the Holiday Season - Dec. 2, 2010

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 20:32
Problem: The holiday season brings with it a uptick in email phishing scams and malware campaigns. Watch out for: -electroni...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Update Java to neutralize vulnerabilities - Oct. 18, 2010

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 20:32
Java has become a big target for the Bad Guys. You may not realize that you have Java installed on your computer because it works ...
Categories: IT General, Security

Advice: Disposing of your old computer - Oct. 8, 2010

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 20:32
Your computer has finally reached the end of its life. It could be broken or just obsolete. You want to recycle it or give it awa...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Caring for Your Family's Computers - Oct. 6, 2010

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 20:32
Family members often share computers, and it's not unusual to find both desktop systems and laptops in the home. The informat...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: "Here you Have" Email Virus - Sep. 10, 2010

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 20:32
An email virus that hijacks your contact list is spreading rapidly via the Internet. The messages have the subject line, "Her...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: SIS Alert: Apple Releases iPhone Updates to Quell "JailbreakMe" Security Exploit - Aug. 12, 2010

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 20:32
Apple released updates yesterday for the iOS on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch to patch flaws that were exploited by the Jailbre...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Mac OS X - Jun. 16, 2010

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 20:32
Apple released today an advisory for multiple vulnerabilities discovered in Mac OS X, version 10.6.3 and earlier....
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Adobe Issues Workaround for Recent Critical Vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat v9.x - Jun. 11, 2010

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 20:32
Adobe has issued a workaround for the critical vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat reported here 2 days ago....
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Vulnerability in several Adobe products for Windows, Mac and UNIX - Jun. 9, 2010

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 20:32
Adobe has confirmed the existence of a critical flaws in Acrobat Reader, Acrobat, and Flash Player...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: New Safari Versions Fix Dozens of Vulnerabilities - Jun. 8, 2010

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 20:32
Apple has released Safari versions 4.1 and 5.0, fixing 47 vulnerabilities in the process. Both Windows and Mac OS versions of Safa...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Spyware Installed by Several Free Mac Applications - Jun. 2, 2010

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 20:32
Free apps (30 screensavers from 7art and MishInc's FLV to MP3 converter) posted on reputable download sites have been doctore...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Fake Emails from Twitter Support - May. 8, 2010

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 20:32
Spammers are bombarding the email accounts of Twitter and non-Twitter users alike with fake messages purporting to be from Twitter...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Nasty Worm Wriggles Through Yahoo Instant Messenger - May. 7, 2010

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 20:32
A worm is spreading through Yahoo Instant Messages that tricks you into downloading what you'd think is a photo from a friend...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Phishing email targeting Windows iPad owners - Apr. 28, 2010

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 20:32
A malicious email with the subject line “iPad Software Update” encourages iPad owners to download the latest version of iTunes...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Windows Vista Support Deadline - Apr. 13, 2010

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 20:32
Microsoft has announced that after today, April 13th, automated support for Windows Vista without any service packs will end. If y...
Categories: IT General, Security

Other: OUCH! [almost] in Poetic Verse - Apr. 1, 2010

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 20:32
The email you see in Junk Mail is called "spam". The stuff in your InBox is "bacn" or "ham". The Bay...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Out-of-Cycle Internet Explorer Update - Mar. 31, 2010

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 20:32
Several newly discovered vulnerabilities in Microsoft Internet Explorer could allow a hacker to take control of your computer with...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: IRS "Notice of Underreported Income" Email Scam - Mar. 26, 2010

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 20:32
It's tax season, and cybercriminals have come up with an email scam about "Underreported Income." Phony emails with...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Critical Vulnerability in Firefox's Web Open Font Format (WOFF) - Mar. 23, 2010

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 20:32
Firefox contains support for Web Open Font Format (WOFF) downloadable fonts. A vulnerability in the way Firefox handles WOFF coul...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Facebook Password Reset Scam - Mar. 16, 2010

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 20:32
Scammers are sending out emails--see sample below--that claim falsely to be from Facebook. The fake emails tell recipients that th...
Categories: IT General, Security

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