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Posted by jhayz on Jan 29 2015, 10:22 PM
You can download Microsoft's Office for Android tablet apps today   Microsoft's Office for Android tablets suite has emerged out of beta after three months in the labs and can be downloaded to your mid-sized tablet of choice for free. So long as you have a Microsoft account and a tablet with a display that's between 7 and 10.1-inch in size, you can download and use the free (basic) versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint to your heart's content.     Need to test this on my Galaxy Note tablet...

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Posted by on Jan 29 2015, 04:11 PM
As ransomware infections continue to evolve with more sophisticated technology and payment systems, today we introduce a new one called CryptoTorLocker2015 that throws all of these advances out the window. A member recently posted about CryptoTorLocker 2015 on our forums and I was able to track down a sample of the installer. Once installed, I could only stare at its barely intelligible ransom note, patched together wallpaper image, static payment address, and easily defeated XOR encryption. Unfortunately, people have paid the ransom from this infection, which means ransomware doesn't have to look ...

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Posted by on Jan 28 2015, 02:38 PM
Recently the FTC has been quite interested in all things data stream related. One of those things being the throttling of whats known as 'Unlimited Data'. Seems most people's interpretation of unlimited is just that, UN Limited.Well we all know that carriers do not seem to follow conventional definitions of terms. And it looks like the FTC wants the definition of Unlimited Data to mean the same thing to everyone. Consumers and carriers alike. So with backing of a $40 Million Dollar fine to TracFone. The FTC is sending a message that Unlimited means UN Limited. Not throttled.TracFone advertised ...

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Posted by on Jan 21 2015, 06:32 PM
At today's Windows 10 press event Terry Myerson, Microsoft's Executive Vice President of Operating Systems, announced that Windows 10 would be a free upgrade for all user's of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 who upgrade during the first year of launch. This is a significant move by Microsoft and aims to deliver the OS into as many hands as possible. This is especially profitable for coporations who typically take a long time to upgrade to new versions in order to ensure compatibility with legacy programs and procedures. By providing a free upgrade path, the cost savings may be to large ...

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Posted by on Jan 20 2015, 03:12 PM
Within the past few weeks, a new CTB-Locker, aka Critroni, campaign has been underway that uses emails that pretend to be fax notifications. These emails contain zip attachments claiming to be faxes for you or your company. When you open the zip file they will contain files that have the .scr extension and an icon that looks like a fax machine. When you double-click on the attached file, the installer will display a RTF file in Word or Wordpad that pretends to be an order or shipment notification fax. Behind-the-scenes, though, the installer is silently downloading and executing the CTB-Locker ...

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Posted by on Jan 14 2015, 12:07 AM
After a brief hiatus of CryptoWall infections during the holidays, yesterday the malware developers released CryptoWall 3.0. There only changes in this version compared to the previous one are ransom note filename changes, new TOR gateways, and an extended deadline to make the payment. Other than that, CryptoWall 3.0 is the same piece of garbage we have come to hate in CryptoWall 2.0.The first change is a longer deadline time that a payment must be made before the ransom amount increases. Originally the ransom deadline was 5 days after the time of the infection. Now they have increased the deadline ...

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Posted by on Jan 03 2015, 03:22 PM
Update 1/11/15:: Please see this post for updated information on identifying the version you are encrypted with and how to use's Fabian Wosar's decryption tool. A new ransomware called PClock has been discovered that pretends to be CryptoLocker and encrypts the data on your computer using a XOR encryption routine. This malware is dubbed PClock due to the project name found within the malware executable. How this malware is distributed is currently unknown, but once installed it will scan your computer for data files and encrypt any files that match certain file types. Once the encryption has been ...

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Posted by on Jan 01 2015, 02:17 PM
To kick off the New Year, we have been receiving reports about a ransomware that is being distributed through Trojans that masquerade as legitimate program updates or utilities. This ransomware appears to have been circulating for the past few weeks. When infected, your data files will be encrypted and a BUYUNLOCKCODE.txt ransom note will be created in all directories where a file was encrypted. This buyunlockcode.txt file contains instructions and an email that you must contact to receive payment instructions. Known email addresses are nick.jameson@expressmail.dk and ChiuKhan@tom.com, though these ...

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Posted by quietman7 on Dec 30 2014, 10:14 AM
Microsoft is building a new browser as part of its Windows 10 pushThere's been talk for a while that Microsoft was going to make some big changes to Internet Explorer in the Windows 10 time frame, making IE "Spartan" look and feel more like Chrome and Firefox...Spartan is still going to use Microsoft's Chakra JavaScript engine and Microsoft's Trident rendering engine (not WebKit), sources say. As Neowin's Brad Sams reported back in September, the coming browser will look and feel more like Chrome and Firefox and will support extensions.... if my sources are right, Spartan is not IE 12. Instead, ...

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Posted by on Dec 18 2014, 05:25 PM
A new tech support scam was discovered that not only locks your browser stating your computer may be infected, but also has a computer generated voice trying to scare you as well. Typically, browser support scams will display a text or graphical alert that states that your computer is infected, you should call a number, and then makes it difficult for you to close the window or navigate away from it. A new alert was discovered that takes it to the next level by also playing a computer generated voice that states the following: Important security message: Please call the number provided as soon ...

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