According to Bit9, more than 100,000 free Android apps collect your personal data. Some free apps can access your contacts, pictures, GPS location and even your camera. Some apps will access premium features like SMS messaging. Google will pull malicious apps when alerted but not all personally invasive apps rise to the level of malice.
Computer hackers, cashing in on hijacked computers, netted about $14 million by redirecting users to advertising sites. The FBI discovered the problems, arrested the perpetrators, and set up their own servers to counter the problem. However, those servers are due to be shut down in July, leaving the infected computers without internet access. To find out if you are a victim, click the link below or contact PROTech (727-344-7767) to get your computer scanned for this or other viruses.
Is your Mac computer one of the nearly 600,000 currently infected with the Flashback Trojan virus? These bots, 274 of which hail from where Apples headquarters are located in Cupertino, CA., are using a Java vulnerability to spread. You may think you are installing Adobe Flash or doing a software update when you are really opening the door to give this malicious critter a cozy new place from which it can spread. Not to mention allow criminals to steal your personal information and passwords. Some people think “well I own a Mac so I don’t have to worry about getting a virus”. Well… yes you do. If you think you may have this virus on your mac or just want to be sure you don’t, call PROTech for assistance. (727)344-7767. They can find it and kill it. To read more about this spreading troublemaker, click the links below.
The Microsoft blog has announced that they will begin automatically updating all Windows based computers with Windows XP,Vista and 7 with the latest updates and upgrades to Internet Explorer via Windows Update. This move is meant to improve Internet security and patch security flaws on systems running older versions of IE. The move is being welcomed by the web development community but the move may cause difficulties for companies running older custom built web applications.
It’s time to update your Java installation. Whether running Windows, Mac OSX or Ubuntu, there is a serious security flaw that affects you and you may not even know it is running on your computer. Of all the browsers on the market, only Google Chrome displays that the malicious code is running.
To update Java in Windows simply open up Internet Explorer and go to http://java.com and press the “Free Java Download” button. Once you run the installer, the site will redirect to a page that will check and confirm that you are running the most recent version of Java. This will update all of the browsers installed on your computer.
Fr more information on this vulnerability, please click here to read the article on this lastest Java security issue from C-Net.
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