Category: Alerts

Fake Emails Try To Get Your Information

By sean On Monday, November 7, 2011 3:55 PM

Spammers, scammers and hackers will try anything to get you to give up your personal information. If they can get a hold of your email username and password, they can then get access to a lot more.

Patch Tuesday July 2011 Report

By sean On Thursday, July 14, 2011 10:14 AM

The July 2011 edition of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday was relatively small.

Patch Tuesday June 2011 Report

By sean On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:21 AM

This month's Patch Tuesday brings with it patches for 34 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office and other software.

Mac Malware

By sean On Monday, May 23, 2011 11:27 AM

Many Mac users have considered themselves immune to malware and viruses. After all, it's a Mac, and no one has problems with Macs. The reality though is that Macs are susceptible to getting infected just like any Windows PC. To an extent Mac users may be even more vulnerable to getting infected with malware and viruses.

Patch Tuesday April 2011 Report

By sean On Wednesday, April 13, 2011 9:34 AM

After a relatively quiet March update, Microsoft set a new record for April's "Patch Tuesday" with 64 security vulnerabilities receiving patches.

Patch Tuesday February 2011 Report

By sean On Tuesday, March 15, 2011 1:06 PM

Both Adobe and Microsoft released patches for this month's Patch Tuesday.

Facebook Warning

By sean On Tuesday, January 11, 2011 7:59 AM

Another new worm is now spreading through Facebook.

Don't Be Fooled!

By sean On Tuesday, December 21, 2010 4:05 PM

A common technique used by scammers is to send out "phishing" emails. That is, they send emails that try to fool you into thinking they are from anywhere ranging from your bank, to an online store like Amazon, to your internet provider. From these emails they try to get certain information, maybe your bank details, or some other username and password information. Unfortunately ISOCNET is often included in these scams.

Outlook 2007 Issues After Microsoft Update

By sean On Friday, December 17, 2010 9:17 AM

After installing this week's Microsoft patches (December 14th, 2010), it seems that some people using Outlook 2007 are having issues with their email.

Patch Tuesday December 2010 Report

By sean On Wednesday, December 15, 2010 10:12 AM

December's version of Patch Tuesday sets more records.

Amazon Sellers Being Targeted By Scam

By sean On Thursday, December 9, 2010 8:21 AM

Sellers through Amazon are being targeted by scammers using a program that creates receipts for orders that weren't actually made.

Fake Adobe Spam Alert

By sean On Monday, November 22, 2010 4:00 PM

I've reported on several vulnerabilities and patches for Adobe products over the last few months. Now spammers are trying to take advantage of all the security issues found in some Adobe products, particularly the Adobe Reader.

Apple Releases Their Own Patches

By sean On Thursday, November 11, 2010 8:56 AM

Following Microsoft's Patch Tuesday this week, Apple has released an update to address 134 bugs and vulnerabilities in the Mac OSX operating system. This beats their previous record of over 90 vulnerabilities back in March of this year.

Patch Tuesday November 2010 Report

By sean On Wednesday, November 10, 2010 9:10 AM

November 2010. And so another Patch Tuesday passes us by. This month's edition brought with it patches for 11 vulnerabilities. The one of biggest concern is for Outlook 2007 and 2010.

Adobe hit with more zero day vulnerabilities

By sean On Thursday, October 28, 2010 2:17 PM

In what is becoming a common theme of late, Adobe Reader and Flash player have had another vulnerability discovered that is being actively exploited. It affects Windows, Macs and Linux systems.

New Virus shows Macs not immune to vulnerabilities

By sean On Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:19 AM

There is a common misconception that Macs are totally safe and secure. A new virus that goes after Macs shows that this is not true. While there are less attacks on Macs than on PCs it doesn't mean there are none.

Firefox vulnerability found

By sean On Wednesday, October 27, 2010 9:33 AM

A new critical zero-day vulnerability has been found in Firefox.

New Firefox add-on makes it easy to get your information

By sean On Monday, October 25, 2010 4:48 PM

Be wary of getting on your Facebook or Twitter accounts while accessing the internet through an open wireless network or WiFi hotspot. In fact be wary of logging into just about any website while on such a network.

Patch Tuesday October 2010 Report

By sean On Wednesday, October 13, 2010 8:56 AM

This month's Patch Tuesday turned out to be another record as the largest batch of security patches yet seen.

Patch Tuesday September 2010 Report

By sean On Tuesday, September 14, 2010 4:28 PM

Patch Tuesday brings patches for 11 security holes

Another week, another Adobe alert

By sean On Tuesday, September 14, 2010 3:00 PM

It was just 5 days ago when we last posted about an Adobe alert, and now there is a new one to add to it.

"Here You Have" a virus

By sean On Friday, September 10, 2010 2:34 PM

A new email worm is rapidly spreading out over the internet. The email contains the subject line "Here you have" or "Just for you".

Another Adobe Alert

By sean On Thursday, September 9, 2010 12:36 PM

Adobe has warned of another vulnerability with the Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader software that is currently being actively exploited.

Apple's Turn To Release Security Patches

By sean On Wednesday, August 25, 2010 10:13 AM

Apple releases security patches for 13 vulnerabilities

Facebook "dislike" button scam

By sean On Monday, August 16, 2010 1:36 PM

Here's another reason to be wary of Facebook posts and applications, even from friends.

Patch Tuesday Report

By sean On Thursday, August 12, 2010 10:21 AM

This past Tuesday Microsoft released a record number of Security Bulletins (14) which address 34 vulnerabilities.

End of the line for Windows XP SP2

By sean On Monday, August 2, 2010 4:51 PM

July 13th 2010 signals the end of the road for Windows XP SP2. That may sound dire but it’s not as bad as it sounds.

Firefox add-on warning

By sean On Monday, August 2, 2010 4:51 PM

For anyone out there who may have installed the add-on to Firefox called "Mozilla Sniffer", you will likely want to remove it and change your passwords.

Another Domain Scam

By sean On Monday, August 2, 2010 4:51 PM

I've talked about a particular type of domain scam in a previous blog. You can read that blog here. There is another type of domain scam that has been around for many years, but appears to have taken on a slightly different or additional form.

New Adobe Vulnerability

By sean On Monday, August 2, 2010 4:50 PM

Adobe has warned about a currently unpatched vulnerability in Adobe Reader, Acrobat and Flash Player.