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# Tuesday, 19 September 2017


It was announced today the CCleaner was hacked and distributed malware hidden inside their program during the month of October. It is current estimated by Avast (owner of CCleaner) to have affected over 2 million computers.

If you have CCleaner installed, we recommend removing it and installing an alternative PC cleaner like My Faster PC from ConsumerSoft.

# Published: September 18, 2017
Category: Malware | Security

# Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Well known antivirus company Kaspersky has been banned from use on U.S. federal Government computers. The Department of Homeland Security expressed "[concerns] about the ties between certain Kaspersky officials and Russian intelligence and other government agencies, and requirements under Russian law that allow Russian intelligence agencies to request or compel assistance from Kaspersky and to intercept communications transiting Russian networks.

In the past, Kaspersky has been well regarded as an antivirus company and has helped fight against hackers and expose notable zero-day hacks.

If you are a Kaspersky users, you may want to consider these new security warnings seriously.

# Published: September 13, 2017
Category: Malware | Privacy | Security

# Sunday, 14 May 2017
Over 200,000 computers were hit by the WannaCry ransomware attack. WannaCry was a worm that would encrypt a user's data and demand a bitcoin ransom for the data to be decrypted.

Your best defense against WannaCry is to install all critical Windows updates which should close some of the zero-day vulnerabilities that WannaCry was using to infect computers.

This is also an important reminder for having both a local backup and a cloud backup of all your important files, documents, and photos.

If you need assistance with ransomware, making system backups, or other PC problems, please reach out to My Phone Support for assistance.


# Published: May 14, 2017
Category: Malware | Security | Tech Support

# Friday, 18 January 2013

The Department of Homeland Security is recommending PC users update or disable Java to prevent malware attacks using a zero-day exploit in Java. Similar exploits have recently resulted in the Red October attack and Mac trojan virus in 2012. Learn more from the Department of Homeland Security or Oracle.
 

# Published: January 18, 2013
Category: Malware | Security

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