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Android Phones Manufactured with Spyware

A Chinese company has admitted that it intentionally planted spyware on newly manufactured android smartphones.  This malware has been used to gather personal information about users, as well as to log calls and other data.  The malware was authored by a Chinese company called Shanghai Adups Technology Company, whose software is said to run on [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:48+00:00November 18th, 2016|System Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Google Cracks Down on Malware Sites

Google is often the first line of defense for users when it comes to online protection.  For years, Google has placed warnings on websites that are known malware hosts.  Unfortunately, malware distributers have learned ways to get around the Google enforcement.  Google now hopes to crack down on repeat offenders and offer longer lasting restrictions. [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:48+00:00November 11th, 2016|System Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Unpatched Wix Vulnerability Puts Millions at Risk

Wix.com is a cloud-based website provider with a simple drag-and-drop interface which has made it a popular choice for small businesses and private users.  Unfortunately, a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability has been discovered in the platform that can lead to compromised admin accounts and a host of other problems. The Wix vulnerability was first discovered [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:48+00:00November 3rd, 2016|Cloud Computing, System Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Windows Blue Screen Malware Scam

The dreaded “Blue Screen of Death” has been an unfortunate part of the Windows experience since the early days of desktop computing, but now it is being used to the advantage of scam artist.  Microsoft has put out a warning over a recent batch of malware that mimics a “Blue Screen” crash and encourages users [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:48+00:00October 26th, 2016|malware, Microsoft, Uncategorized|0 Comments

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity.  This month, organizations all around the country have been stepping up to provide helpful advice to prevent cybercrime and we would like to do our part as well. Whether we realize it or not, the internet touches almost all aspects [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:48+00:00October 19th, 2016|System Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Modern Business Solutions Security Breach Exposes 58 Million Accounts

Following in the wake of the Yahoo Security breach we have yet another large scale leak, this time aimed squarely at businesses. Modern Business Solutions (MBS), a data management and monetization services provider, has been hit by a security breach that has exposed at least 58 million accounts. Information leaked in the breach includes names, [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:48+00:00October 14th, 2016|Data Breach, System Security, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Windows 7 End of the Line

After seven years, Windows 7 is rapidly approaching its final days.  Already phased out of Standard Support cycle, Windows 7 will soon leave the authorized sales market on October 31st.   If you are in the market for a Windows 7 PC, your options are about to get a bit more limited. Microsoft support and sale [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:48+00:00September 30th, 2016|Uncategorized, Windows|1 Comment

IT Computer Computer Support of New York Gains Membership in the MSPAlliance

IT Computer Support of New York has joined the MSPAlliance, a global organization of cloud, managed service providers and dedicated vendors. MSPAlliance Members are eligible for MSP and Cloud Certifications including, SSAE16 Audits and ultimately achieve certification through the MSPAlliance MSP/Cloud Verify System™.  The MSPAlliance works to further the advancement of Cloud Computing around the [...]

By |2016-09-26T00:40:00+00:00September 26th, 2016|Business Management, Business Support, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yahoo Confirms 500 Million User Hack

Yahoo confirmed on Thursday that they have experienced a historic level hack that has affected at-least 500 million users.  Knowledge of the hack first hit the news back in August, when it was discovered that 200 million user credentials were being sold on the dark web.  At the time, Yahoo claimed to be investigating the incident but declined to [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:49+00:00September 22nd, 2016|Data Breach, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The USB Kill Switch

For all of their potential usefulness, portable USB hard drives, or Thumb Drives as they are commonly called, are already a serious security concern for businesses.  From spreading malware to leaking company data, the Thumb Drive has become synonymous with risk.  As if not wanting to leave bad enough alone, a Chinese manufacturer has taken [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:49+00:00September 9th, 2016|System Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments