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FMCN Webinar: How to identify and protect against Crypto Crapware and other threats. May 9th, 2016 @ 2pm EST


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 to help educate users on … Continue reading

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Google Is Partially Dangerous—According to Google


People are always surprised when we tell them that even legitimate websites can be compromised and/or provide false links to malware, ransomware and crapware.   The current Google Transparency Report on the Safe Browsing status for Google.com doesn’t give the … Continue reading

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New ransomware installs in boot record, encrypts hard disk | Ars Technica


If Crypto infections didn’t scare you before, now you can be absolutely paranoid! Now Crypto doesn’t just encrypt and lock out your files, it does the WHOLE hard drive.   Petya performs fake CHKDSK, and instead encrypts the master file … Continue reading

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Windows 10 creeps even closer to landing on your PC – CNET


Microsoft makes a status change that has implications for all you Windows 7 and 8.1 users. Source: Windows 10 creeps even closer to landing on your PC – CNET

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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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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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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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Apple lists top 25 apps hit by malware


But I thought Apple products were “immune” to infections….. Apple Inc. said the WeChat messaging app and car-hailing app DiDi Taxi were among the 25 most popular apps found to be infected with malicious software. Source: Apple lists top 25 … Continue reading

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Fake porn apps holding Android phones for ransom


Another round of Crypto hitting the mass market. Android users hoping to get a free look at naked ladies have been caught with their pants down after two fake porn apps have wreaked havoc with their phones. Source: Fake porn … Continue reading

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10 Signs you are “geekier” than you thought.


Some inspired thoughts to gauge whether you are more of a geek than you thought. 10. You mouse has more than 2 buttons and a wheel on it. (or you use a trackball because they are “cooler”) 9. Your keyboard … Continue reading

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