Yahoo.com malware delivered to ‘hundreds of thousands’ of visitors since Dec 30th

Yahoo.com advertising servers were compromised on or about Dec 30th, delivering to anyone that accessed the site malware (viruses, trojans, etc) using an exploit in older versions of JAVA. For more information about the Yahoo.com malware attack: Washington Post article For more information on how to keep your computer protected: Lassen PC Security Tips  […]

Security Recommendation – MalwareBytes

Due to increased malware / virus / trojan activity, and specifically some ransomeware named Cryptolocker, we are now strongly advising all clients to purchase MalwareBytes Professional for all Windows based computers that attach to your networks. MalwareBytes Professional (at this time) is the only product that is catching and stopping this particularly hideous program. A[…]

Viruses and trojans – how not to get infected

Wednesday October 16th at 3PM PST we will be presenting a live Q&A about the science of viruses, trojans, malware, spyware, rootkits and other nasty beasts.  Central theme will be how to protect a computer from these threats.  You can watch live by going to our site at www.lassenpc.com and enter questions during the presentation.[…]

Computer ‘repair’ phone scam on the rise

Over the last few years we’ve received a few phone calls here and there from clients stating that they were phoned by “Windows” “Microsoft” and even “Google” and were informed they had been scanned by their security experts, having many issues that needed to be fixed immediately; that for a small ($150+) fee they would log in to[…]

JAVA Security Alert – Suggested to disable until updated

Due to new found security vulnerabilities in JAVA, and with a patch not coming out until at least this coming Tuesday the Department of Homeland Security along with the majority of anti-virus companies are recommending disabling the software until the security update is available. Apparently the security issue in question makes the web browser vulnerable to virus / trojan infected websites[…]