Author: Mark

Some Good News

University of Florida researchers have developed a device that can detect most ATM, gas pump and point of sale skimmers.

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Got CD and USB Drive in the Mail?

If you ever get a CD and USB drive in the mail that your not expecting do not put it in your computer as it will most likely contain malware.  Even if the letter or package comes from someone you know, call that person to confirm that they did send it.  But the best way … Continue reading Got CD and USB Drive in the Mail?

Do you wipe?

Study shows that about two thirds of second hand storage devices still contain personal data that are trivial to recover.  Always remember to completely wipe your storage device before you sell it or giving it away.

D-Link Backdoor

D-Link DIR-620 routers contains a backdoor account was discovered by Kaspersky Lab researchers.  Firmware that was found to have the backdoor are 1.0.3, 1.0.37, 1.3.1, 1.3.3, 1.3.7, 1.4.0, and 2.0.22.  D-Link have no plans to update the firmware due to the age of the router.  If you have one of the DIR-620 I would not … Continue reading D-Link Backdoor

UPnP

Unless you know for sure that you are going to use UPnP (universal plug and play), always disable it on your router.  With UPnP turned on your inviting every one to your router.

To Bing or not to Bing

If you do a search in Bing for "chrome download" you will be presented with a link that will take you to a bad download site.  The Chrome installer that you get from the bad site will have virus and malware.  When downloading any software one should always go directly to the delevper's site.