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New exploit in Microsoft Word can allow for infections

January 3, 2011

Microsoft announced last week that hackers are exploiting a known vulnerability in Microsoft Word.  The vulnerability is found in versions 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010 and was fixed by Microsoft in November. The exploit simply requires someone to open an infected Word document which will then download and install the spyware. To load the update […]

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Security experts warn that Apple will be targeted by hackers in 2011

December 30, 2010

Security firm McAfee has released their 2011 list of systems likely to be targeted by hackers in the coming year.  Apple and their associated products such as iPhone, iPad and systems running Mac OS X are top on the list. According to McAfee: Historically, the Mac OS platform has remained relatively unscathed by malicious attackers, […]

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“Nasty” new virus targets all Microsoft operating systems

July 17, 2010

Microsoft disclosed on Friday that a new virus has been detected and they are currently working on a fix.  The underlying vulnerability appears to be present in all flavors of Microsoft operating systems.  The virus is able to work even if AutoRun and AutoPlay are disabled.  User Account Control is also circumvented by the virus. More […]

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Adobe patch does not fix vulnerability

July 7, 2010

Security researchers have discovered that the update released last week by Adobe does not correctly fix the problem.  Unfortunately the vulnerability still exists even when the update has been loaded for Adobe Reader and Acrobat. “While blacklist capabilities alone are not a perfect solution to defend against those with malicious intent, this option reduces the risk […]

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Adobe releases updates to fix exploited code

June 30, 2010

Adobe released updates to their Reader and Acrobat programs today that fixed 17 vulnerabilities. One of the exploits has been used by hackers for more than a month to attack systems. Adobe products on Windows, Mac and Linux are all susceptible to the exploits. Patches can be downloaded here.

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Online retailers discount Office 2010

June 16, 2010

Amazon, Newegg, and other online retailers are discounting the new version of Microsoft Office 2010 by up to $40 for the launch.  Normally, Home and Business runs $279.99 but Amazon currently lists it at $239.99.  Here is the purchase link on Amazon.

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Hackers actively exploiting bug irresponsibly disclosed by Google employee

June 16, 2010

Microsoft confirmed that hackers are actively exploiting a flaw in Windows XP irresponsibly disclosed by a Google security researcher last week.  The Google employee notified Microsoft of the security flaw and then in a surprising move posted a step by step tutorial on how to exploit the flaw 5 days later.  It is customary to […]

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Apple pre-order system for new iPhone 4 has crashed!

June 15, 2010

After waiting on hold for more than 3 hours with Apple, we were informed that their pre-order system has crashed!  According to the phone rep, no one has been able to order the new iPhone yet this morning. She suggested calling back later in the afternoon.

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Pre-orders for new iPhone 4 start today

June 15, 2010

Starting today people can pre-order the new iPhone 4 from Apple.  You can choose to either have the phone delivered to your home/office or pick it up in person at your local Apple store starting at 7am on June24th. There are reports of sporadic site outages on the Apple store and hour long waits when […]

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Starbucks announces free Wifi in stores starting July 1

June 14, 2010

The CEO of Starbucks coffee announced today that starting July 1st customers will be able to access Wifi for free in all stores within the United States.  The access is dubbed one-click Wi-Fi which means that customers will not have to login to a separate website in order to gain Internet access.  In addition, Starbucks will […]

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