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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.

Firefox 6 Released, Firefox 7 Already On Its Way

By sean On Friday, August 19, 2011 9:57 AM

Just a few weeks after Firefox 5 was released, Mozilla brought out Firefox 6. After taking several years to get to version 4, the new release schedule from Mozilla now brings out a new release every 6 weeks or so. This follows Google's similar release schedule for their Chrome browser.

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.

Firefox 4 Replaced With Firefox 5

By sean On Wednesday, June 22, 2011 9:49 AM

Yesterday Mozilla released the newest version of their browser, Firefox 5.

Dot Com Becomes Dot Whatever You Want

By sean On Tuesday, June 21, 2011 1:18 PM

After recently approving a .XXX for all adult related websites, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has now announced plans to allow any kind of top level domains (TLDs).

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.

Google Releases Chrome 11

By sean On Thursday, April 28, 2011 3:08 PM

After releasing Chrome 10 back in March, this week Google released Chrome 11.

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.

Firefox 4 Released

By sean On Friday, March 25, 2011 11:40 AM

Yesterday Mozilla released their new browser Firefox 4. Already in less than 24 hours it has been downloaded more than 7 million times and counting.

New Browser Releases

By sean On Tuesday, March 15, 2011 1:07 PM

Yesterday, Microsoft released the full version of their new Internet Explorer 9.

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.

Things are looking "cloudy"

By sean On Tuesday, March 1, 2011 11:04 AM

It seems that more and more we are hearing the term "Cloud computing" being used. But what is "the Cloud" or "Cloud computing" and what are the benefits of it?

Last of the IPv4 addresses handed out today

By sean On Thursday, February 3, 2011 11:46 AM

The last of the IPv4 addresses was handed out today.

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.

Latest update on the browser war

By sean On Monday, November 1, 2010 9:49 AM

So the month of October has gone by, and the war effort continues.

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.

2 billion people on the internet

By sean On Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:38 PM

2 billion... that's a 2 followed by 9 zeroes, or 2,000,000,000. That is the number of people that will be on the internet worldwide by the end of the year, according to a report from the International Telecommunication Union.

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.

Bing hits number 2 in search

By sean On Tuesday, September 14, 2010 2:59 PM

The latest search engine usage numbers are in and Microsoft's Bing has moved up the ladder by passing Yahoo.

"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.


By sean On Wednesday, July 28, 2010 8:57 AM

A 23 year old known as "Iserdo" was arrested in Slovenia for being responsible for the "Mariposa" botnet. This botnet is believed to have infected over 10 million computers. So what is a botnet?

Domain Name Disputes

By sean On Monday, June 14, 2010 11:52 AM

A domain name is your identity on the internet, and increasingly more so in real world too. One just has to look at companies that only operate over the internet, such as Amazon.com. As more people and companies look to forge an online presence, disputes over domain names are more likely to occur.

Updates and Patches

By sean On Wednesday, June 9, 2010 10:29 AM

With the Adobe announcement of vulnerabilities in several of their products, and yesterday (6/8/10) being Microsoft’s “Patch Tuesday”, it is probably a good idea to look at software updates.

Wireless Network Protection

By sean On Wednesday, June 2, 2010 9:25 AM

These days more and more households and businesses are using wireless connections to access the internet. Wireless networks are a great convenience. No longer are you restricted by the length of your ethernet cable. The problem is, this convenience comes with a price.

Internet running out of addresses?

By sean On Thursday, May 27, 2010 9:37 AM

It's been reported recently that the internet is running out of addresses. So what does this exactly mean and what will happen? To answer this requires a little explanation as to what internet addresses are.

Beware of Domain Scams

By sean On Tuesday, May 18, 2010 4:24 PM

You may have, or may in the future, receive an email asking about your domain or "trademark".

Is your browser ready for HTML5?

By sean On Friday, May 14, 2010 12:01 PM

Before you can answer this question, you need to know what HTML5 actually is. In its simplest form, HTML (which stands for HyperText Markup Language) is basically a language used to create webpages with. Since it was first publicly available back in 1991, HTML has grown and evolved through different versions.

Dear Windows 7, where is my email client??

By sean On Friday, May 7, 2010 8:12 AM

So you've been happily (or unhappily depending on your experiences) using Outlook Express on your Windows XP for many years now, or maybe you are one of those people who did decide to upgrade to Windows Vista and used the "Outlook Express for Vista" otherwise known as Windows Mail, but now you're going to the latest Windows 7.