by David Gracey Researchers at Moscow-based security company Kaspersky just this week uncovered a computer virus that has infected thousands of computers around the world.  The virus, called “Flame”, has been quietly spreading to vulnerable computers for about 2 years.  It has been dormant all this time which has allowed it to spread undetected.  Recently…

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Not Sexy… Just Effective by Tony Rushin Like flossing your teeth every night, there’s nothing sexy or glamorous about applying regular updates to the key components of your computer network.  However, there are significant rewards.  Regular flossing is linked to warding off diseases – including heart disease; applying regular updates is linked to warding off…

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A Healthy Computer Immune System to Fight Viruses and Recover Quickly by Tony Rushin Even healthy people get viruses.  But the better we take care of ourselves – with diet, sleep and exercise – the less often we get sick.  Personally I used to get a cold or sinus infection at least once each year;…

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Know Your Enemies by Tony Rushin In previous blogs I highlighted the perils of phishing – particularly spear-phishing – and provided tips to battle these bad guys who use phishing to trick you in order to get your userid and password.  Phishing is the most common tactic used in on-line identity theft but in the…

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This is the kind of story that comes straight from the “truth is stranger than fiction” category.  It was revealed recently that a cyber war has been going on against the Iranian nuclear agency.  For years Iran has been trying to develop its own source of nuclear fuel for bombs.  The agency has been steadily…

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