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AVG, McAfee, Kaspersky Antiviruses All Had a Common Bug – Slashdot


An anonymous reader writes: Basic ASLR was not implemented in 3 major antivirus makers, allowing attackers to use the antivirus itself towards attacking Windows PCs. The bug, in layman terms, is: the antivirus would select the same memory address space … Continue reading

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Dell apologizes for HTTPS certificate fiasco, provides removal tool | Ars Technica


So Dell has been preloading extras into your new purchases without you knowing. This is typical of what we call CRAPWARE which regardless of intent, is additional software added to your purchase without your informed and obvious consent. It is … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity experts warn of new ModPOS malware targeting retail payment terminals – Business – CBC News


U.S. retailers are hunting for evidence of new breaches leading into the holiday shopping season after a cyber intelligence firm privately warned them about payment-card-stealing malware that it said evades almost all security software. Source: Cybersecurity experts warn of new … Continue reading

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CryptoWall returns for another round with CryptoWall 4.0


Backup is going to be more important then ever now because this new version encrypts the FILENAMES as well meaning it will be impossible to tell what the files are once they are attacked. Read the article below from our … Continue reading

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2015 was the worst in history for OSX malware


oh now here is a shock! A new report from Bit9 and Carbon Black details how 2015 was the worst year in history for OSX malware. In a 10 week study conducted by both organizations it was discovered that 2015 … Continue reading

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The 2015 Social Media Shortcuts Guide [Infographic] – Geeks are Sexy Technology


This is a pretty cool Info Graphic for different short cuts on your social media browser apps. It even shows the PC vs. Mac differences where there are any.   [Source: SetUpABlogToday] Source: The 2015 Social Media Shortcuts Guide [Infographic] … Continue reading

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Are the medical devices attached to your network secured?


We have many medical clients including Dentists, Optometrists, Chiropractors, General Practitioners and Plastic Surgeons. One of the issues in servicing this market is working with medical device vendors.  There is a wide range of technology out there and these include … Continue reading

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FMCN Webinar: How to protect against Crypto Crapware and other threats. 9-November-15


For those who missed it last time, we are bringing back our latest webinar in November. With the rash of Crypto related ransomware attacks out there, we have decided to put on a few webinars together to help educate users … Continue reading

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Rogers announces Ignite Gigabit internet, 4K sports broadcasts – Business – CBC News


Seems a little late in the game but at least it competes with Bell. Rogers will make gigabit internet speeds available to customers in Toronto and the GTA this year, with the rest of Ontario and Atlantic Canada following in … Continue reading

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It’s official: Blackberry’s Android phone—the “Priv”—will launch this year | Ars Technica


So who said Blackberry wouldn’t survive past 2012? Blackberry’s building an Android device with a hardware keyboard and SD card slot. Source: It’s official: Blackberry’s Android phone—the “Priv”—will launch this year | Ars Technica

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