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End of Life for Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003

Microsoft will stop support on Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This means that security updates will no longer be created for the operating system. Any critical updates that could apply to Windows XP will only be made for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. We will keep making this announcement as the time […]

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D-Link Router Backdoor Discovered

The web interface(logon page) for some D-LINK routers have a backdoor allowing access with no need for logon information. The router simply needed a specific User Agent String that would activate this backdoor. A User Agent String has information that defines what browser or utility is visiting the page. In this case the user agent […]

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Fake Microsoft Support Call – A Real Story of What Happens

We recently had a customer that received a fake support phone call. The man who was called we will call John. John received a call with a man(from India usually) stating he was a Microsoft representative and noticed his computer was in poor health. John asked the caller which computer he was referring to and […]

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Tech Alert: Computer Woes On Patch Tuesday For Some PC Users

Computer Woes On Patch Tuesday For Some PC Users   Patch Tuesday came and went, but not without problems for some PC users. Some users found that just after installing the newest Windows updates that their computer would not start again with the Blue Screen Error(BSOD) reading as “STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}”. Also, Kaspersky […]

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Buyer Beware: Total Defense Software(Avangate)

Buyer Beware: Total Defense Software(Avangate) We recently had a customer that ran into quite an ordeal attempting to stop her reoccurring scheduled yearly charge from “Total Defense”, which purports to be a virus removal software. Making this automated payment stop was virtually impossible. She called the phone number that was on the bill, but after […]

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PDF Issues Still In The News – Mozilla Firefox Hoping To Help

PDF Issues Still In The News With all the hype about the failures in security with Adobe Reader a new version(update) of Firefox is out and has the added bonus of a built in PDF reader to bypass the need for Adobe Reader, but is it really a bonus? Chrome has had a built in […]

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