Scam Alert – Zito

  We have received positive confirmation of Zito Media customers in the Susanville area receiving automated phone calls where the recording states “Attention Zito Customer – There is a problem with your account – please call xxx number to resolve the issue.” This is a scam. The number provided does not belong to Zito.  If you receive[…]

National Cyber Awareness System Alert – Chrysler Cars?

Most of our security alerts revolve around computers and their software. This one has been caused by a hack which can take control of certain models of newer Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles over the internet. A recall of these models has been put into effect. The models affected are: Makes/Models/Model Years: CHRYSLER/200/2015 CHRYSLER/300/2015 DODGE/CHALLENGER/2015[…]

DHS warns against using Internet Explorer until bug is patched

Despite some rumors, the vulnerability in Internet Explorer is still active and has not been repaired. US-CERT /DHS are suggesting to all users to use an alternate browser, such as Chrome or Firefox until this issue is resolved. US-CERT http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/222929 DHS warns against using Internet Explorer until bug is patched | PCWorld.

Microsoft issues a zero-day exploit warning for ALL Internet Explorer versions

Microsoft was scrambling Sunday to repair a security hole in its widely used Internet Explorer Web browser, saying it had detected attempts to exploit the flaw. The US software giant said that the coding problem affected versions six through 11 of its flagship browser, noting it was aware of “limited, targeted attacks” taking advantage of[…]

Heartbleed – what you need to know

An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day, like Gmail and Facebook — and could have quietly exposed your sensitive account information (such as passwords and credit[…]

Have you been Targeted?

Today Target began sending out the obligatory “we’re sorry” emails to the estimated 110 million (up from the original 40 million) customers that have been affected by the security compromise in November and December 2013. A quick recap of what happened (in case you’ve been under a rock).  Hackers gained access to Target’s database of[…]

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[…]

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[…]