Monthly Archives: May 2017

Welcome Blue Knights® Virginia Chapter II …

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Welcome Blue Knights® Virginia Chapter II

With much respect to the many law enforcement professionals out there past/present/future protecting and serving. We are proud to announce our newest hosting and design customer. The Blue Knights® VA-II. They are a non-profit fraternal organization consisting of active and retired law enforcement men and women who enjoy riding motorcycles. The Blue Knights® has approximately 650 chapters, 18,800+ members in 11 Conferences within 29 countries.

You may now visit their new website here:
www.bkva-ii.org

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Print This and Save It …

Print This and Save It

Print my biz card out and put it on your fridge. It is a great conversation starter with anyone that needs some help with their technology.

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WARNING WiFi On Demand Security Concern …

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WARNING WiFi On Demand Security Concern

Comcast has rolled out WiFi on demand but they could be advertising your personal information such as your name and address. If you check the available WiFi networks in your home/business and see “Xfinitywifi” your name and address is published online, see the link below. Borderline Personally identifiable information (PII) breach since you didn’t have to signup to provide this service.

You can easily opt out of the service which eventually removes your information from the database and disables the access. You can contact Comcast/Xfinity or use the Xfinity website to remove the “Xfinitywifi” broadcasting from their newer cable modems.

Xfinity claims that their service uses a different “frequency” and does not allow access to your home networks or utilize your own bandwidth. We decided to play it safe and disable access to this hotspot service by disabling the option through their website. Most of the dots you see below are businesses but appear to be first and last names of people.

Search your neighborhood on the website below and share this post with your family and friends so they can take action and protect their personal information. Plus, you don’t want some stranger sitting in your driveway just to get on the internet, that is just weird.
http://wifi.xfinity.com/

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Kill Switch for WannaCry Ransomeware

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Kill Switch for WannaCry Ransomeware

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So… Microsoft Patched Windows XP for WannaCrypt …

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So… Microsoft Patched Windows XP for WannaCrypt

Interestingly enough support for Windows XP ended April 8th, 2014. But, if this is your desk, you are in luck!! You can get protected from this nasty WannaCrypt Ransomeware Virus spread over 100+ countries and taking out hospitals in its wake. This patch covers Windows XP, Windows 8, and Server 2003… All of which are pretty much OLD technology at this point.

At this point, we shouldn’t have to remind you not to open documents from your e-mail unless you absolutely 100% trust the source and you trust that they were not hacked, and you have installed Antivirus and kept it up-to-date. However, with 100+ COUNTRIES affected by this latest outbreak, we are forced to remind you. Trust your gut!

We would also like to point out the CRT monitors on the graphic, how appropriate! Well done Mashable!

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Happy Mother’s Day 2017

Happy Mother’s Day 2017!!

To all the wonderful and amazing Moms out there! Tag your Mom and leave her a message!

*Mom Hint: Set this as the computer background for your Kids/Husband/Boyfriend/etc… subtle reminders help our forgetfulness sometimes.

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Is Public WiFi Secure? …

Is Public WiFi Secure?

Essentially, no they are NOT! Below is quick video about public WiFi security…this is more important when you are visiting local businesses that offer or in some cases do not offer free WiFi connections. Often these connections are not created by the business but a malicious user within range, anyone can create a WiFi signal and call it Starbucks….think about that for a moment, then watch the video link below from Unilad Tech.

The best and most secure way to connect outside your home is to bring your own connection such as a hotspot or tethering your phone. If you must use public Wifi ensure you use a company VPN or private VPN client to protect your data.

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16 Hospitals in UK held hostage w/ Ransomeware …

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16 Hospitals in UK held hostage w/ Ransomeware

WanaCrypt0r 2.0 ransomware, also called the WannaCry ransomware, the ransomware attack has hit 16 NHS hospitals in the UK and nearly 100,000 devices across 74 countries using a leaked exploit first discovered by the NSA.

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Attn: Vets, Imposter Phone Line

Military Veterans: Not uncommon these days, but there is another imposter phone scam going around that attempts to trick vets into providing veteran choice program credit card information.

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Keylogger Found in HP Audio Driver …

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Keylogger Found in HP Audio Driver

HP shrugs it off as unintentional and blamed forgetful developers. A file that records all of your keystrokes is overwritten every time the computer reboots which is why this is such a big deal.

All a targeted virus or person needs to do is get that plain text log file (C:UsersPublicMicTray.log) before your next reboot. Imagine everything you have typed on your keyboard…. passwords, credit card info, banking info, personal communications and more.

See the link for a temporary fix.

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