Archive | March, 2014

Microsoft Ending Support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014

Well, it’s been a great run, but Microsoft is pulling the plug on one of its best operating systems and ending support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014.  This means that any security flaws discovered after this date will not be patched by Microsoft, leaving XP systems vulnerable to being compromised. Companies still using […]

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Wireless WPA2 Encryption No Longer Secure

Original article here. Summary:  Several years ago,WEP wireless encryption was cracked and very quickly became almost as insecure as using no encryption at all.  More recently, WPA encryption was also cracked, leaving only WPA2 as a method of keeping wireless networks secure.  With nothing more secure than WPA2 available to secure wireless networks against intrusion, […]

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Funeral Phishing Scam

My wife Kathy received a phishing e-mail today that is very convincing, especially for older computer users: Everything about this message is correct on the surface, down to the address and phone numbers listed in small print.  Three things, all of them subtle, point to this being a phishing scam: Neither the person to whom […]

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