Tag Archive : security

Scary Spam (not) from Amazon !

Scary Spam (not) from Amazon !

Today we have had a whole batch of “Amazon” emails with zip file attachments, oh so convincing (at first glance) and, oh so easy to activate with an un-thinking mouseclick. This email arrived in between me emailing a complaint to an Amazon seller that the product they sent (& for my daughters birthday!), was not […]

Cryptolocker  (or how Outlaws rule and Sheriffs are absent)

Cryptolocker (or how Outlaws rule and Sheriffs are absent)

What to do if you see this screen on you computer ! Disconnect Power from the Computer IMMEDIATELY If it’s mains pull the plug, if its a laptop hold down the power until it shuts off Disconnect from the internet (simply unplug your router from Phone line and power) Shut down any other PC’s (including […]

Fake Flash Player Update Virus & Routers (TP-Link) Update 6/3/14

Fake Flash Player Update Virus & Routers (TP-Link) Update 6/3/14

(Updated 6/3/14 am) This malware seems to be being delivered as a "Update to Flash Player", which we now think is changing settings in Routers so that ALL DEVICES on the local network are routing to conduit.com servers, we have seen routers where we set server addresses yesterday, and this morning the router DNS changed […]

Is Zeus the Lord of your Network?

Is Zeus the Lord of your Network?

I have always taken a fairly relaxed view about internet access, and we use a lot of services via the “web”, on-line banking, managing credit cards, buying from commercial suppliers, webmail, management of websites and customers etc etc. We do of course have a good level of security, all the obvious things, complex passwords, locked […]