Monday, March 3, 2014

2014 03 03 WTKM Talking Points (Mar 3rd 2014)

Linksys Routers can be hacked.
Update router firmware NOW (if you have any Linksys router).
Models E4200, E3200, E3000, E2500, E2100L, E2000, E1550, E1500, E1200, E1000 and E900 are at danger. Some of these models are no longer supported; that means you have to replace them."Not supported" means that there are no more updates for the firmware to fix problem!

Belkin Home Automation routers (WeMo) are unsafe.New variant of Zeus banking trojan horse virus "hides" in common picture file format (.jpg).

Again Adobe issues emergency patch for it's ubiquitous Flash Player.
You have to be on version 12.0.070

fixes 10(!) major bugs in all it's operating systems.
Supposedly secure network connections could easily be hijacked.
True for iPhones as well! UPDATE!
Major upheaval at Microsoft. What will the new(?) people bring? Windows 8 fallout at work.

Banking Trojan Caphaw distributed through YouTube ads!
If you get ANY ads when on YouTube you need to call me; you are using the wrong web browser and/or your browser is not set up for safe browsing.
Firefox and AdblockPlus rule.
"Micosoft scam phone calls" abound.
I asked one of these callers which one of our five computers he was talking about. Fun...
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