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BitTorrent facilitators are facing another disparaging malware attack.  Popular client Transmission was unknowingly distributing a brand of malware known as “OSX/Keydnap”. This is a backdoor program which target Macs in order to steal passwords and gain root access to the user’s computer.  This should be concerning to users because earlier this year, another similarly coded […]

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Sep 1st, 2016 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

CyptoWall, CryptoDefense, CryptoLocker…different names for the same powerful ransomware virus.  You know that you are the victim of a CryptoVirus if you see a message like this: The moment you see this on your computer is likely to be intimidating- and for good reason. You should take a CryptoVirus seriously, as encrypted files can never […]

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Aug 17th, 2016 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

The Growing Trend Mobile devices have changed the face of the workforce. According to Tech Pro Research – 74% percent of businesses survey allow or plan to soon allow employees to “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) to work.  In industries like construction where employees are often out of the office setting – this can allow […]

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Aug 3rd, 2016 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

We’ve gotten smarter about malware. An email with a strange looking sender or a suspicious link is easy to avoid when you know how to look for it. But malware does not always make itself so obvious. Sometimes, it acts more like a chameleon and is able to slip in to legitimate websites. One form […]

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Jul 27th, 2016 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

    In terms of securing anything it is important to make sure that all bases are covered; this remains especially true for networks in the business setting and elsewhere. When it comes to “attacks” on networks there are several different aspects that need to be considered; Malware, Viruses, Spyware, and Phishing, all things that […]

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Jun 10th, 2014 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

Malware and viruses are a hindrance to computers, but most infections can be avoided with a combination of good anti-malware/anti-virus software and preventative measures. Here a few preventative measures to aid in maintaining clean and secure computers. Uninstall Old Programs Uninstalling old, unused programs keeps computers clean and reduces the number of attack points on […]

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Mar 21st, 2012 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

There it is, the 800 lb gorilla is waiting. No one wants to talk about Mac security because they’ve been told and sold that Mac users don’t need to worry about viruses and other security issues like Windows users. Macs were considered safe because of the low number of devices out there compared to PCs. […]

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May 25th, 2011 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

In years past, if you said you had a virus on your computer it was almost implied that you had been perusing the “bad” areas of the Internet.  It was assumed, and many still assume, only porn sites could deliver viruses to computers.  That is certainly not the case anymore, and has not been true […]

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Dec 13th, 2010 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

Most invalid emails purporting to be from banks requesting account information are blocked by spam filters and anti-virus scanners.  This one, Important Issues Concerning Your Online Account, supposedly from Bank of America Alerts (onlp.ert@ealerts.bankofamerica.com) is an example of spam phising for your bank account information.  Cyber thieves are smart; what better time is there to […]

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Dec 21st, 2009 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

In the Art of War, Tsung Tzu stated something to the affect of, “If you know both yourself and your enemy, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.” As a business executive, CIO or business owner do you know where most threats are coming from that target business networks, computers and users? […]

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Sep 5th, 2009 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support