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The Person Hacking Your Account(s) Is YOU!

The Person Hacking Your Account(s) Is YOU!

This is really more of a PSA than anything else, but it will most likely come across as a scolding, as my frustration level with this subject matter is growing by the day.  Almost on a daily basis, I see friend(s) on social media reaching out to their friends stating […]

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Adobe Issues Emergency Update to Flash Player Due to Ransomware Attacks

Still widely used by many websites, Adobe Flash Player has been subject to a number of vulnerabilities and attacks.  One of the many reasons why many have moved on the HTML5 as an alternative to Flash for their web content.  Late Thursday, Adobe issued an emergency update on Thursday to […]

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Mac OSX Ransomware

I used to tell those who swore Mac computers didn’t need antivirus and anti-malware protection that to believe that Macs could not be infected was foolish.  At one point, it seemed that Macs never got infected and I explained that: Just because they don’t (at this point), doesn’t mean that […]

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New Strain of “Ransomware” Can Hold Your Android Phone Hostage

If your Android phone locks up and accuses you of watching child pornography, you may very well be the victim of a new piece of malware that attempts to scare Android users into paying money to regain the use of their device. Ars Technica reports that this malware, called Android-Trojan.Koler.A […]

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Windows 8.1 (Blue) – Now Available!

Windows 8.1 (Blue) – Now Available!

Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 update is now available to download. Windows 8 users will see a notification in the Windows Store with a prompt to upgrade to the new operating system.  If you installed Windows 8.1 Preview from the Windows Store on top of Windows 8 then you can move straight […]

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Unlocking Your Cell Phone Becomes Illegal Tomorrow!

Unlocking Your Cell Phone Becomes Illegal Tomorrow!

The U.S. federal government says that starting Saturday, new carrier-locked smartphones need to stay that way until the carrier says otherwise.  The U.S. Library of Congress has revised the rules that apply to unlocking cellular phones as well as “jailbreaking” devices such as the Apple iPhone.  Officially, the rules are […]

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview (VM Installation)

This write-up will walk you through the steps of installing Windows 8 (Consumer Preview) in a virtual environment (also known as a Virtual Machine or VM.) To create the virtual environment, we will use a program called Virtual Box. (Note: You can use any virtualization program that you have or […]

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You may lose Internet in July!

DNS (Domain Name System) is an Internet service that converts user-friendly domain names into the numerical Internet protocol (IP) addresses that computers use to talk to each other. When you enter a domain name, such as technicity-designs.com, in your web browser address bar, your computer contacts DNS servers to determine […]

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New Mac OSX Trojan Found

On April 5th, I published a report about a piece of malware found infecting approximately 600,000 Macs. This writeup included steps to check to see if your machine was one of the machines that was infected, as well as removal steps. On April 12th, Apple released an update to combat […]

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Trojan Virus found affecting approx. 600,000 Macs

I still hear people debating PC vs. Mac almost daily. Without fail, Mac-heads state – “Macs are better. They don’t get viruses.” As a current Mac owner, but stated to “always be a PC guy”, I have always taken part in this debate. I always tell people (as I pull […]

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