Computer Users Finally Paying Attention to DNS-Changer

July 6, 2012

We have been advising our customers and friends to make sure they check their computers for the DNS Changer malware. The news have run stories about it over the last few days and we are getting calls about how to check whether one’s computer is infected.
The easiest way to check is to simply go to http://www.dns-ok.us/ If you see a GREEN box you are clear. If you see RED you will need to remove the malicious program from your system if you don’t want to be without internet starting Monday July 9th.

You can check out one of many stories here. It includes a video demonstrating the checker above.

Give it a try and be safe!

Green Box

A GREEN box indicates your systems is clear of the DNS-Changer malware. If you see a RED box, your system won’t be able to access the internet from Monday July 9th.


Free virus removal tool: 27% found malware missed by existing anti-virus

June 14, 2012

Not all antivirus software is the same. Occasionally, viruses go undetected risking damage to your systems or loss of information. Sophos’s free virus removal tool can be used in concert with your existing AV and it has been known to detect what others have missed. It has been updated and reissued, thanks to feedback from Naked Security readers. It now is 20% faster and has better detection and clean-up capabilities. No reason to not give it a try.

See on nakedsecurity.sophos.com via Tech Info for Real Estate


Mobile malware madness: Favorite target? Android. 3 free security apps

May 21, 2012

There is an incredible increase in malicious software targeting the Android OS. Using all the common-sense practices you already know is a good starting point. However, there are free resources that can help you keep your Android device free of malware. Check three free good ones here.

See on blogs.computerworld.com

Via:  Scoop.it – pdxtech-info


Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux

April 18, 2012

Sometimes one needs a bootable drive as a recovery tool or just play with Linux for a bit. This great little program allows you to create a bottable thumb-drive with one of a number of Linux distros. It couldn’t get easier to make yourself one.

See on www.pendrivelinux.com

See on Scoop.it – pdxtech-info


BoxCryptor | On-the-fly Encryption for cloud storage

April 16, 2012

On-the-fly Encryption for cloud storage!

BoxCryptor encrypts your files using the AES-256 standard. This makes your data secure – no matter which cloud storage provider you use.

You can access your encrypted files on all devices. There is a BoxCryptor for Windows, Android and iOS – and even support Mac OS X and Linux.

Encrypt your files the quick and easy way. Each file is encrypted individually in real-time and stored in a folder of your choice, e.g. your Dropbox folder.

Via Scoop.it – pdxtech-info – Via www.boxcryptor.com


How to navigate Google’s privacy options | Naked Security

January 31, 2012

Via Scoop.itTech Info for Real Estate

Google is rolling out a new privacy policy on March 1st, 2012. In this article I sum up the changes and provide information on how to control your Google privacy settings.
Via nakedsecurity.sophos.com


Fix Your Security Settings of Facebook Photo-Tagging

April 12, 2011
The bad guys are exploiting the photo tagging feature to get facebook users to follow links to infected pages or other dubious deeds.

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They generally post a picture and tag multiple people, including you, even though you are not in the picture. To combat this latest threat, you may want to consider a few changes to your privacy settings.

 

While the functionality of approving a photo tag before you are tagged is not available in facebook, you can follow the next steps to make it harder for others to tag you without your approval.

 

  • Customize your privacy settings so that “Photos and videos I’m tagged in” is set to “Only Me.”
  • Set your notifications so that you always know when someone tags you in a photo or tags one of your photos. You can control this setting from the “Notifications” tab on the Account Settings page.
  • Click “remove tag” when viewing the photo in which you are tag, and don’t want to be.

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