Author: dtrekadmin

  • AARP presents a webinar to help you ID the “bad guys”

    They look like the real thing, but they’re really just impostors after your identity and your money.

  • “I’m too little; I have nothing of value…”

    Do you have information “valuable enough” for the bad guys?

  • Microsoft goes to the Edge, backs off.

    From Tom Warren at The Verge (posted 9/17/18): “Microsoft started testing a warning for Windows 10 users last week that displayed a prompt when Chrome or Firefox was about to be installed. The software giant is now reversing this controversial test in its latest Windows 10 preview, released last Friday. The Verge understands Microsoft no […]

  • Mac Ransomware? Yup…

    Nicole Reineke at Unitrends recently published an article about a new attack vector for Ransomware –Macs. (https://www.unitrends.com/blog/mac-ransomware) She says “…and although it is crude, it is certainly effective.” “There is no truth to the idea that Apple’s computers are somehow harder to hack—either through viruses, exploits, or social engineering—than their Windows or Linux counterparts. The […]

  • Coldroot will have you seeing red

    As reported by Zach Whittaker at ZD Net’s Zero Day (http://www.zdnet.com/article/coldroot-nasty-mac-trojan-went-undetected-for-years/) Macs have been targets of the “Bad Guys” for years. Only recently has a very old Trojan seen the light of day: Coldroot. These types of Trojans can act as key loggers (logging everything you type) and even act as the user with full […]

  • Microsoft Releases More Win10 Updates

    Paul Thurrott (http://www.thurrott.com) just reported that Microsoft has updated the shipping versions of Windows 10 again this month. It’s another Cumulative Update so you’ll need to reboot your machine after the update gets installed. With all the Bad Guy activity going on, it’s not really surprising to me. While it’s a pain in the rear […]

  • Another Day, Another Ransomware Attack: “Nyetya”

    The Bad Guys know no shame. It appears they’re going to try every one of the tricks that was leaked from the NSA tool kit. Oh, goody. I’m saying “nyet” to “Nyetya”. If you have servers (or even one server) you need to make sure you have all the latest patches from your Server Software […]

  • The New Normal? The Bad Guys and You Part 2: The Smack Down

    In Part 1 we talked about what the Bad Guys could potentially gain from targeting you and your “nothing worth stealing.” But I think you saw that maybe you do have something worth stealing after all. “Great, guess I’ll throw out the computer and no more email!” Probably not a good idea and certainly not practical. […]

  • The New Normal? The Bad Guys and You Part 1

    “How did this happen to me?” I’m often asked “how did this happen to me?” when cleaning up a machine infected with whatever Bad Guy stuff that was installed. It happens often. Way too much really. The Bad Guys are ramping up their efforts as they find more success. It’s easy and quick to do. Like […]

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