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Just Say No to KRACK

Published on October 22, 2017 By dgreenbaum

You’ve probably heard about this new wireless hack called KRACK.  Just what we need after all the frustrations with Equifax! Don’t panic, just be on alert. Our trusted friends at Malwarebytes did an excellent overview of the likely risks to the average users.  In a nutshell, when a wireless network asks for a password to connect, […]

Small business and malware threats: what you need to know

Published on August 11, 2013 By dgreenbaum

It’s big news when a large company gets hit with a major malware or virus infection. One of the more recent stories is a US power plant “invaded” due to careless use of a USB flash drive. Home users often feel they brought on the virus themselves due to porn surfing, when in fact reading […]

New and Interesting ways your computer is becoming infecting

Published on July 14, 2013 By dgreenbaum

When clients contact us for malware removal on desktops and laptops in Lawrence, Kansas as well as elsewhere in our region, the most common question we get asked is “How did I get infected?” It’s a reasonable question. Sometimes the computer you purchased already has malware installed. Yes, it’s true. Sometimes it’s by accident as […]

Hacking for a cause: Viruses and free speech

Published on May 12, 2013 By dgreenbaum

Is malware a form of free speech? While some malware is created for mischief or money, others are created to make a point. For an extereme example check out this story in which a Congressman’s office was attacked , but given the global nature of the Internet hacks can come from anywhere. In particular, journalists […]

Be careful: what you by on iTunes may put you at a security risk

Published on February 24, 2013 By dgreenbaum

While the FBI has issued a warning for Android users regarding their smartphone apps (and didn’t issue one for iPhone and iPad apps) it doesn’t mean that iPhone and iPad app purchases are without risk. Some of the risks are relatively minor like buying a copycat app that pretends to be a popular app when […]

Windows and Windshield Bullies

Published on February 27, 2011 By dgreenbaum

This article was recently forwarded to me by a family member just as a “hey you should know about this” Initially I thought this was just one of those cool FYI articles but then I realized this scam is really no different than the common “scamware” malware out there.  Unfortunately many of you have seen […]

The real cost of computer threats to your business

Published on October 11, 2010 By dgreenbaum

Entrepreneur magazine lead me to this interesting study by Symantec about the real costs of security threats to business. Of course the study was commissioned by a security company, but the statistics are consistent with other reports. The numbers that stood out to me: –47% of businesses don’t back up their data. That’s just amazing. […]

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