Brandon Dimmel

Tue
23
Dec
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Microsoft Sues Fake Tech Support Scammers

Have you ever received a suspicious phone call from someone claiming to work for Microsoft's technical support department ? Late last week Microsoft announced that it had sued two technical support companies alleged to have infringed on several ... Microsoft trademarks. According to the firm, these companies called people at home offering support for non-existent problems with the Windows operating system. Microsoft says many people were tricked by the scheme and paid the scammers money for their assistance. Scammers Claim to Represent Microsoft "Defendants have utilized the Microsoft ... (view more)

Thu
18
Dec
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'GuardAxon 2.7', and 'Foxmail 7.2.6'

GuardAxon 2.7 This program can help you encrypt and decrypt files, making it safer to transmit those files via email or removable thumb drive. GuardAxon employs many encryption algorithms, including BlowFish, TwoFish, DES, and AES-256. UPDATE ... 20141219: some users have complained that this file is being flagged with their antivirus (malwarebytes). Please note that according to the VirusTotal web site, this program scores a 5/52 in threat - that is, out of 52 antivirus products, only 5 anvirus programs identify this as a threat. Please keep in mind that the nature of this program is to encrypt ... (view more)

Thu
18
Dec
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TorrentLocker Ransomware Spreading Fast: Report

A new report from security firm ESET finds that the TorrentLocker ransomware scam has now encrypted an estimated 285 million files. Unfortunately, ESET security experts don't see the rate of infections dropping off any time soon. A TorrentLocker ... infection, like other ransomware schemes (such as CryptoWall or CryptoLocker ), usually takes place when a victim downloads a malicious file. Although the name TorrentLocker might suggest infections come through the way of torrents (a file typically used for file sharing), it does not; in fact, most TorrentLocker infections come through email. ... (view more)

Wed
17
Dec
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'WinLogOnView 1.10', and 'Pixelitor 2.2.1'

WinLogOnView 1.10 This simple tool for Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 shows you important information about your system's log on / off activity. Every time a user logs on or off this utility tracks the activity and makes it viewable to the ... system administrator. http://www.nirsoft.net/ Pixelitor 2.2.1 This free and open source image editing program allows you to add unique visual effects to all of your favorite digital images. Pixelitor currently features more than eighty image filters and color adjustments, some of which you won't be able to find anywhere else. http:// ... (view more)

Tue
16
Dec
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Study: Checking Email in Spurts Reduces Stress

How often do you check your email each day? A new study suggests that consulting your inbox more than three times a day could significantly increase your stress levels. The study, which comes from researchers at the University of British Columbia, ... involved asking 124 adults to restrict their inbox-checking to just three times a day for a one-week period. Once that week was over, study participants were allowed to check their email as much as they liked. Less Email, Less Stress, Study Suggests Throughout the process participants were asked to fill out daily 10-minute questionnaires about their ... (view more)

Mon
15
Dec
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'Spamihilator 1.6.0', and 'PC Image Editor 5.6'

Spamihilator 1.6.0 There's nothing more annoying than potentially dangerous unsolicited email (spam) making its way into your home or business email inbox. Spamihilator can help by removing most spam emails before they ever reach your inbox. It ... works similar to a program called 'mailwasher' which allows you to download email message headers, preview emails, and filter emails before actually downloading the messages to your inbox. http://www.spamihilator.com/ PC Image Editor 5.6 As the name suggests, this PC Image Editor is designed to help you edit digital images on your PC. It features a ... (view more)

Fri
12
Dec
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'Perfect Keyboard Free 7.6.6', and 'WebCacheImageInfo 1.16'

Perfect Keyboard Free 7.6.6 This program is designed to help you create cleaner, more coherent messages, from reports to emails. It allows users to formulate keyboard shortcuts, hotkeys, and use a handy auto-complete feature to save time and energy. ... http://www.macrotoolworks.com WebCacheImageInfo 1.16 This simple but useful tool from NirSoft helps you search for JPEG images stores in your web browser's cache. It then displays all relevant information in an accessible chart. This tool is compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. http://www.nirsoft.net/ ... (view more)

Thu
11
Dec
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Cyber Attacks on Businesses Doubled in 2014: Report

A new report suggests that hackers took aim at twice as many businesses in 2014 when compared to the previous year. The report comes from Russian security company Kaspersky Lab; its Global Research and Analysis Team says it detected seven major ... advanced persistent threats (or APTs) over the past twelve months, resulting in approximately 4,400 attacks targeting private sector organizations in an estimated 55 countries. Kaspersky researchers say that's more than double the roughly 1,800 corporations targeted by cybercriminals in 2013 . Sophisticated Attacks May Be Supported by National ... (view more)

Wed
10
Dec
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'ProduKey 1.70', and 'Challenger 2.4.9'

ProduKey 1.70 This simple and easy-to-use utility shows you the product ID and CD key for the version of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Exchange Server and SQL Server installed on your computer. This utility will be particularly ... useful if you lost this information and want to reinstall these programs on your PC. http://www.nirsoft.net/ Challenger 2.4.9 Challenger is state-of-the-art but completely free-to-use encryption software. Challenger is available to anyone but is optimized for people working in patent development, journalism, law, and upper level management. http://www. ... (view more)

Tue
09
Dec
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Shop Online? Watch out for Fake Email Order Scam

A new report suggests that hackers are using fake email orders with malicious links to fool victims into installing malware onto their machines. Security experts are therefore warning all Internet shoppers to take extra care when opening their ... emails this holiday season. According to Brian Krebs, a former Washington Post writer who covers cyber crime, the problem is becoming more and more prevalent. "If you receive an email this holiday season asking you to 'confirm' an online e-commerce order or package shipment, please resist the urge to click the included link or attachment, ... (view more)

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