Chrome Font Fake Out

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Proper and ongoing training to ensure your office understands the threats to your computers is very important. A current challenge is something called the “HoeflerText” scam. Basically, if you use Chrome as your internet browser, upon going to a website that has been hacked, you may see gibberish for the text with a message that Read More

UK Hospital System Computer Virus

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A computer system virus has brought the United Kingdom’s operations to a halt today. “We have taken the decision, following expert advise, to shut down the majority of our systems so we can isolate and destroy it,” the NHS said, of the unspecified malware infection. “All planned operations, outpatient appointments and diagnostic procedures have been Read More

Remove Quicktime Now

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…From your Windows computers. Apple’s Quicktime for Windows software is not longer supported, so it needs to be removed from your computers. Many of you probably don’t even realize you have Quicktime on your computers. But if any Apple software has been installed on your Windows computer, chances are real good that Quicktime was also Read More

Smart TV always listening?

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Did you know that the latest “smart” TVs from Samsung might just be listening in on you? More specifically, these TVs actively listen.  Why?  Well, to make life easier for you of course.  You can’t be expect to click a few buttons can you? What’s going on here?  Samsung has a line in their latest Read More

Certain Version of IE Not Compliant

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It is part of growth, it is a part of moving forward.  When older versions of software are no longer supported by their vendor, they automatically become a HIPAA security risk you need to stay away from. In this case, Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10 are no longer being supported by Microsoft. This Read More