Windows 10 Update and Patches

In previous posts, we’ve discussed the importance of patching Windows 10. These patches are designed to close security holes that hackers exploit in malware attacks. It is so important to update your Windows OS as soon as the opportunity becomes available; however, these patches can sometimes lead to upsetting issues. Over 50% of Windows 10 users have reported a wide array of issues with updates. This caused many to skip the updates until April of 2018 when Windows left users no other option. If you are among those that experienced issues with the update, then you may be happy to …

Mobile Device Security

More and more small businesses are offering mobile devices to their employees as a means of increasing productivity and improving efficiency. It should not surprise you that these devices, and those belonging to the employees, pose a potential security risk to the network infrastructure. One survey found that 45% of businesses do not have a policy or plan to provide IT support for these devices. Businesses need to acknowledge the threat that mobile devices pose and take preemptive action to avoid the costly downtime, diverted resources, loss of data, and damage to the company’s public image that a malware attack …

Malware Campaign Tricked Networks Since 2015

About AdGholas  According to IT News, there has been a long-running malvertising campaign – known as AdGholas – that infected thousands of computer each day. This resulted in between 1 million and 5 million page hits from malicious advertisements in over 100 ad exchanges. It is estimated that AdGholas current configuration has been running since summer of 2015, but evidence suggests that a separate configuration may have been running since 2013. Once the network of OS  was infected, the web-based attacker attempted to exploit vulnerabilities in popular applications and install malware. Why Did It Last So Long? The techniques that …