Smaller Companies Are Vulnerable Too!

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Mar 11, 2015 3:00:00 PM

computer_safeIf you think your business is too small for data breaches or hacking, think again! Cyber Criminals use scripts or automated attacks for any company or employee that may be vulnerable and easily accessed. If you work on a computer and do not follow well-defined procedures, then your company may be at risk.

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Topics: Security, Cyber Security, vulnerabilites, Cyber Crime

Adware Installer Attempts - Take caution!

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Nov 20, 2014 1:23:42 PM

Hackers are finding more and more ways to manipulate users into installing malware onto your computer. Before clicking on a link or downloading a file, make sure you review the origin of the link. 

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Topics: Internet Security, attacks, Malware, vulnerabilites, Virus

Microsoft Warns of Password-cracking 'Morto' Worm

Posted by Eric Torres

Aug 31, 2011 4:47:00 PM

morto wormVarious Internet security firms report a new Internet worm is spreading in the wild and taking advantage of weak passwords on Windows systems.

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Topics: Microsoft, Hacked, Malware, vulnerabilites, Windows

Sony PlayStation Hacked: Users Data Exposed

Posted by Eric Torres

Apr 27, 2011 11:27:00 AM


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Topics: Security, attacks, Online Privacy, Network Down, vulnerabilites

Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Going To Be A Big One

Posted by Eric Torres

Apr 11, 2011 9:16:00 AM

PatchTuesdayGet ready for Patch Tuesday, April 12: Microsoft is issuing 17 software fixes, nine of them considered "critical" to its Windows operating system, as well as to Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office.

Altogether, the patches will fix 64 security holes, or vulnerabilities, in a wide range of Microsoft's software, including Visual Studio, and .NET Framework.

The 17 patches are the same number of fixes Microsoft released in December to address 40 different problems. The newest round ties with December's fixes for the most patches in a single bulletin.

This is a fairly significant update and system administrators should plan for deployment as all windows systems including Server 2008 and Windows 7 are affected by critical bulletins. Frequently used office applications like Excel 2003 through 2010 and PowerPoint 2002 through 2010 are also affected.

For more information about this Security Bulletin click here. For assistance deploying this update, contact the River Run Help Desk at 414-228-7474.
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Topics: Patch Tuesday, Microsoft, vulnerabilites, Update

River Run Tech Blog: End of Year Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Posted by Eric Torres

Dec 15, 2010 3:31:00 PM

Once again, Microsoft has a large number of security vulnerabilities to be addressed, and today is the last Patch WindowsUpdateTuesday of 2010. This update will address 40 vulnerabilities contained in 17 security bulletins.

Five of the 17 security updates, fixed long-standing flaws that could be used by attackers to plant malware on a PC by tricking Windows into thinking a malicious DLL (dynamic link library) was actually a legitimate part of the OS.
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Topics: Microsoft, vulnerabilites, Windows, Update

River Run Tech Blog: New Malware Released

Posted by Blog Tipster

Dec 9, 2010 9:19:00 AM

In the last couple of years, we’ve seen the most active and persistent viruses coming out masked as anti-virus programs under names like Internet Security, AntiVirus Pro 2009, Anti Spyware 2010, etc. Apparently, users are getting wise to this ploy because we’ve seen a new variation on these malicious programs that attempt to extract money from you. The new variation claims to be a hard drive defragmentation and repair utility called “HDD Plus”. It is NOT a legitimate program!

If you see a popup for HDD Plus, whether it looks like the screen shot below, or not, do NOT click on anything within the popup window!

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Topics: Security, Malware, Tech Support, Virus Alert, vulnerabilites

River Run Tech Blog: Over 2 Million PCs Linked to Botnets

Posted by Eric Torres

Oct 19, 2010 3:36:00 PM

More than 2 million PCs in the U.S., or just over 5 out of every 1,000, were recruited into botnets during the second quarter of 2010, according to a Microsoft report released last week. Botnets are networks of unsuspecting computers, dubbed zombies, that have been infected by malicious software, or bots. Cyber-criminals control and use those computers through the bots to launch spam, viruses, and phishing attacks against other PCs over the Internet.

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Topics: Botnet, Microsoft, Security, attacks, vulnerabilites

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