Security & Privacy Updates Archives — Psinergy LLC
X
Menu

Security & Privacy Updates

For businesses today, taking credit cards and storing information on a computer is a normal practice, though is data security? In today’s world, it isn’t “whether you will be hacked”, it’s more a matter of “when will you be hacked”. We’ve seen a number of companies hacked over the last[...]

The post Caribou Coffee Stores Hacked for months… but what about your business? appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) is intended to allow devices inside your local network to open needed ports in your modem/router. This was already an issue as viruses/malware could make a request to have the ports opened and allow malicious communication to go through unfettered. It isn’t supposed to accept[...]

The post UPnP has been a security risk for years, but now it’s WORSE! appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

Did your internet stop working Tuesday/Wednesday giving the error “DNS server isn’t responding” or something similar? If so, make sure to check your Avast Virus Definitions for updates. There was an error in the virus definitions that blocked DNS lookup requests. The issue has already been corrected in the 8/14/2018[...]

The post Avast had a glitch! – “DNS server isn’t responding” appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

Cybersecurity researchers have revealed an unpatched logical flaw in Microsoft Office 2016 and older versions that could allow an attacker to embed malicious code inside a document file, tricking users into running malware onto their computers. Discovered by researchers at Cymulate, the bug abuses the ‘Online Video’ option in Word[...]

The post Unpatched MS Word Flaw Could Allow Hackers to Infect Your Computer — The Hacker News appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

Holiday online sales are already beginning for the holiday shopping season, we even just received a mailer today talking about how “Black Friday Starts Now”. Even if you only shop at “reputable” online companies… they are not immune to getting hacked, and some are even famous for having spoofed email[...]

The post Keeping your Computer Healthy during the Holidays appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

There’s a new Airborn Virus warning for Windows, Macs/iOS, Android, Linux, Chrome OS, cars, and even smart TV users.   This virus takes less than 10 seconds to infect your system, and requires no interaction by the user to become infected! Basically: Either patch (if you can), or turn off[...]

The post New Airborn Virus on Multiple Computer Platforms appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

Warning! Don’t Click that Google Docs Link You Just Received in Your Email Did someone just share a random Google Doc with you? First of all — Do not click on that Google Doc link you might have just received in your email and delete it immediately — even if[...]

The Basics This is currently actively happening in Australia (read police bulletin). These drives are full of malware and viruses. Upon insertion, the victims have experienced fraudulent media streaming service offers as well as other serious issues (we would imagine ransomware viruses, and viruses designed for identity theft). It’s only[...]

The post USB Drives filled with Viruses and Malware are being found in peoples mailboxes appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update has been rolling out to computers around the world for a little bit now, and while Windows 10 has gotten much better over the last year, this update is boasted as making it even better with even more features. Is that true? Below you will find out[...]

The post Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Is it all it’s cracked up to be? appeared first on Psinergy Tech.

Upcoming Events

Jan
22
Tue
all-day Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter
Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter
Jan 22 all-day
The two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, will appear to have an ultra-close encounter in the evening sky, coming within within 2.4 degrees of each other in the early morning sky. Look for this impressive sight in the east just before sunrise.Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share[...]
Mar
6
Wed
all-day Mercury Retrograde Begins
Mercury Retrograde Begins
Mar 6 all-day
see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details…Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click[...]
Mar
20
Wed
4:58 pm Vernal Equinox (Spring)
Vernal Equinox (Spring)
Mar 20 @ 4:58 pm – 5:58 pm
The date (near March 21 in the northern hemisphere) when night and day are nearly the same length and Sun crosses the celestial equator (i.e., declination 0) moving northward. In the southern hemisphere, the vernal equinox corresponds to the center of the Sun crossing the celestial equator moving southward and[...]
Mar
28
Thu
all-day Mercury Retrograde Ends
Mercury Retrograde Ends
Mar 28 all-day
see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details…Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click[...]
Apr
22
Mon
all-day Lyrids Meteor Shower
Lyrids Meteor Shower
Apr 22 – Apr 23 all-day
The Lyrids is an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, which was discovered in 1861. The shower runs annually from April 16-25. It peaks this year on the night of the[...]
May
6
Mon
all-day Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
May 6 – May 7 all-day
The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust particles left[...]
Jun
10
Mon
all-day Jupiter at Opposition
Jupiter at Opposition
Jun 10 all-day
The giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view and photograph Jupiter and[...]
Jun
21
Fri
10:54 am Summer Solstice
Summer Solstice
Jun 21 @ 10:54 am – 11:54 am
In the northern hemisphere, the longest day of the year when the Sun is farthest north. The summer solstice marks the first day of the season of summer. In the southern hemisphere, this is your winter solstice, marking the shortest day of the year. The declination of the Sun on[...]
Jul
2
Tue
10:00 am Total Solar Eclipse
Total Solar Eclipse
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely blocks the Sun, revealing the Sun’s beautiful outer atmosphere known as the corona. The path of totality will only be visible in parts of the southern pacific Ocean, central Chile, and central Argentina. When it makes landfall, it’s going to zip[...]
Jul
9
Tue
all-day Mercury Retrograde Begins
Mercury Retrograde Begins
Jul 9 all-day
see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details…Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click[...]