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Diary Queen Hit By Same Malware That Hit Target and The UPS Stores

October 23, 2014

Malware, named Backoff, has been found on Dairy Queen Point of Sale computers in numerous states including Nevada.  The states with known infections are Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, […]

Fake FedEx Package Undeliverable Notice Or A Secret Surprise Parcel?

October 22, 2014

A fake FedEx email is making the rounds and because the link to get the shipping information is cleverly hidden in an image you might be tempted to click before evaluating the legitimacy of this email. We’ll take this email apart step by step so you can get an understanding of just how fake it […]

CryptoWall 2.0 Now Improved

October 16, 2014

Albeit improved in all the wrong ways.   CryptoWall 2.0 is ransomware that falls into the same category as CryptoLocker, CryptorBit, TorrentLocker, the original CryptoWall, etc.  As one would expect with anything labeled 2.0 there have been improvements made to the original CryptoWall, in this case making it all the more insidious. The original CryptoWall […]

There’s No Such Thing As Free Wifi

October 13, 2014

There’s no such thing as a free lunch is as true today as when it was first written in the 1930s, as well as it’s likely origin in the once common practice of saloons in America offering a “free” lunch to any patron who purchased at least one drink. Today, you can take that adage and […]

Don’t Plug Unknown USB Sticks Into Your Computer

October 9, 2014

There is a fundamental flaw in the firmware on USB sticks and a pair of hackers has made public the code for really bad malware that takes advantage of that flaw. In August, at DefCon in Las Vegas, researcher Karsten Nohl demonstrated an attack called BadUSB which proved it is possible to corrupt any USB […]

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