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Entries from May 2011

Windows 7 and IE 8 or IE 9 “Do you want to display non secure items”

May 25th, 2011 · No Comments

In Windows 7 and Vista, if you use Internet Explorer 8 or 9, it is not uncommon to visit a web page, especially one that has “secure” info such as a bank or shopping site, and get a pop up in the middle of your screen stating “This page contains both secure and non secure […]

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Tags: Internet

LoJack computer tracing and security software

May 11th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Recently one of our customers had a break in and all the laptops stolen, about 10 days later, the crooks returned and did the same thing. Within two weeks the local news had a story about the number of break-ins in this little town.

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Tags: Backing up · Hardware · Security

Mass SQL Injection leads to more Fake AV scares

May 2nd, 2011 · 3 Comments

Here we go again, the Fake AV criminals have come up with a new attack, the SonicWALL research team has received reports of a mass SQL injection infecting millions of websites. It is likely that the back-end databases of these websites were compromised leading to this SQL injection. Malicious script codes were inserted and being served […]

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Tags: Malware · Security · Virus · Worms