Compromised WordPress and Joomla websites are being hacked to deliver ransomware and malware   Websites built on both WordPress and Joomla, two of the most popular content management systems used in publishing, are being used to deliver ransomware and other malware to visitors by hackers. The hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in themes, plug-ins and extensions […]

ASUS has addressed the hack affecting their updates   In our previous blog article, we spoke about the backdoors that were inadvertently installed on thousands of computers through an infection on an ASUS server. ASUS Software Updates Hijacked by Hackers ASUS has now addressed the issue and they have released a new version of their […]

Backdoors have been installed on thousands of computers through ASUS updates   Researchers at Kaspersky Lab state that ASUS was used unwittingly to install a malicious backdoor on thousands of its customers’ computers last year after attackers compromised a server for the company’s live software update tool. The malicious file was signed with legitimate ASUS […]

Fire and burn hazards prompt HP laptop battery recall   HP has expanded the recall it initiated in January of 2018. HP expanded the recall January 17, 2019, but the government shutdown limited the circulation of the news because the US Product and Safety Commission didn’t announce the recall until March 13, 2019. The recall […]

If you use Windows 7, don’t miss the next update   Support is set to end for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020, but in order to continue receiving Windows updates for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 until then, you’ll need to make sure to allow the next update. It’s critical as it adds […]

Ryuk ransomware is dangerous and spreading.   Attackers are causing more trouble with Emotet and TrickBot, as these forever morphing troublemakers are now dropping Ryuk ransomware. Once the valuable data has been extracted from victim organizations, Ryuk takes over and locks up information, requiring a ransom be paid in order to access the info. It […]

We would like to wish you a very happy and productive 2019! We look forward to taking care of your technology needs throughout the new year!

Microsoft’s emergency patch is causing problems for some Lenovo users Microsoft recently issued an emergency patch for Internet Explorer. The patch was intended to fix an undisclosed zero-day vulnerability in the web browser. The problem affected Internet Explorer versions 9 to 11 across multiple versions of Windows. Unfortunately, on Lenovo laptops that have less than […]

ESET has discovered 21 new malware families affecting Linux   Linux is a more secure operating system than Windows, but even Linux is not immune to malware. Of course, over time, the number of malware families targeting Linux has grown. While the number of Linux attacks still isn’t anywhere near the amount of malware attacks […]

Several programs are once again being negatively affected by the Windows 10 Oct 2018 update   Once again, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is plagued with strange problems. Currently, it’s been noted that the update has the ability to break the seek bar in Windows Media Player. Microsoft has promised to fix the bug, […]