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April 27, 2012  7:12 PM

New Email Virus



Posted by: Dave Bateman
email, Malware, Virus

Just what the world needs, another virus. This new one is rather unique in that all you have to do is open an email, and you are infected. Remember the good old days when as long as you didn't open any email attachments, you were safe and when surfing the Internet you could protect yourself simply...

December 28, 2010  9:31 PM

Tis the Season to Infect Your PC



Posted by: Dave Bateman
Malware, Virtual computing

While this time of the year is quite busy, many people have more time to surf the Internet than normal. This is most likely due to time off of work or school. It's a shame that there are some many ill willed people out there that hope to make your innocent time online an eventual nightmare. I...


May 31, 2010  5:35 PM

Tabnapping – A New Security Concern



Posted by: Dave Bateman
malicious script, Malware, tabnapping

It seems like as soon as one computer vulnerability is corrected, another one pops up. I just heard of one that is pretty clever. It is totally unbiased  - it can target just about anyone that uses a web browser. One very popular feature of web browsers nowadays is the ability to have multiple...


April 16, 2010  8:40 AM

Ransomware – How Malware Can Cost You Real Money



Posted by: Dave Bateman
Malware, Ransomware

We have all heard the malware horror stories, but what I read about today takes it to a whole new level. It seems that the new trend is not to just install malware and change your default search engine or load "virus detection software" that finds a dozen or so viruses.  It also tells you the only...


January 30, 2010  6:45 PM

Restore Points – Are They Really That Useful?



Posted by: Dave Bateman
Malware, Restore Points, System Restore, Windows

A few weeks ago I talked about the importance of backup and how often we tend to think only to do them when it is already too late. There is really no replacement for backups. But, this week a friend of mine reminded me of another little recovery tool that most people don't give much thought...


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