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Posts Tagged ‘Virus’


Microsoft: Windows 7 In 2017 Is So Outdated That Patches Can’t Keep It Secure

Are you still running Windows 7 on any of your devices?  Or worse yet, Windows Vista or Windows XP?  If so, then our friends at ZDNet say that it is definitely time to upgrade as the security in Windows 7 is completely out of date and unable to keep up with modern security threats.  Windows…

Will Your Website Be Hacked Next?

At Excalibur Technology we design, host, update and secure websites.  We constantly stress to our clients the importance of keeping their websites up to date in the following ways: Ensure that your CMS (content management system) is running on the latest version Ensure that your website software and plug-ins are running on the latest version…

Download The Wrong App And Have More Than Pokémon Fever Infect Your Device

There’s a new augmented reality game on the market these days. Perhaps you’ve heard of it – a title called Pokemon Go, which lets you capture virtual monsters that “appear” on your smartphone’s camera. However, hackers have seized this opportunity to infect players’ mobile devices with a backdoor called DroidJack, which uses the mobile app’s…

For This Ransomware, “Yes Or No” Really Means “Yes Or Yes”

The ransomware Petya (previously thought to have been eradicated) has unfortunately resurfaced, and it’s brought a friend to the party. Petya was delivered via an email containing an invitation to apply for a job, including the virus in an executable file that was disguised as a PDF job resume. When a helpless user clicked the…

Alert: New Malware Can Download 200 Malicious Apps In A Few Short Hours

You don’t often hear about mobile operating systems being vulnerable to security threats (desktop vulnerabilities usually hog the spotlight), but when you do, they’re usually major problems that you need to be aware of. One such threat is called “Hummer,” a trojan that has installed unwanted apps and malware to more than a million phones…

Thousands Of Threats Blocked Each Day By Our DNS Filtering Service

Our DNS filtering service helps to protect your business from numerous Internet threats.  How many?  Tens of thousands each and every day! Take a look at one of our control panel screen shots.  In just 24 hours, we received 3.8 million DNS requests.  Out of those requests (meaning a website or other Internet connection) there…

Excalibur Technology Newsletter – April 2016

We invite you to read the latest edition of our newsletter, by CLICKING HERE. Be sure to check it out! Highlights in the April 2016 Edition Include: – There’s No Good Reason Why Managing Your Email Should Be A Hassle – How To Automatically Recover Your Lost Microsoft Office Files – Ready Or Not, Self-Driving…

Prevent Being Taken By Familiarizing Yourself With These 4 Social Engineering Scams

Did you know that some of the most successful hackers actually know very little about computer coding? In many cases, a hacker simply tricking someone into handing over their personal information works out even better for them. This is a tactic known as social engineering, and the only way to defend against it is to…

Alert: New Petya Ransomware Spreads Via Fake Online Resumes

Next time you see an unsolicited resume in your email, it’s worth scrutinizing before you just click on it. It could be a nasty new ransomware called Petya. Petya is a particularly mean-spirited ransomware that hackers use to extort money from their victims. Infection begins with a Windows error, followed by the typical “blue screen…

First Known Ransomware Hits Apple Macintosh Computers

Ransomware has been a terrible problem plaguing Windows users for some time now.  Unfortunately for Mac users, their time has come.  The first bit of known ransomware has hit OS X.  Known as “KeRanger”, the malware infects Macs through the BitTorrent sharing software called Transmission.  Once on a Mac, it encrypts user files and then…


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