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Archive | Tech Alerts

Malware Alert: Trojan Attack Posing As UPS Delivery Problem, Rise in Infected Emails, SMSME Failure

Have you received an e-mail about a package delivered to your home. Or about to be delivered? Does the e-mail have an attachment? BEWARE! UPS rarely sends emails with attachments. But there is an email that is hitting people’s inbox that even has an email address that looks like it was sent from UPS ([email protected]).

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Android Phone Re-Packaged Apps from China Can Make Phone Vulnerable to Geinimi Trojan

A virus infecting mobile phones using Google’s Android operating system has emerged in China that can allow a hacker to gain access to personal data. Lookout Mobile Security reports the new Trojan affecting Android devices has been dubbed “Geinimi” and “can compromise a significant amount of personal data on a user?s phone and send it […]

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Status Alert: YouTube in Read-Only Mode

YouTube every once in awhile is in a maintenance mode, and Monday night December 06, 2010 was one of those nights. During read-only mode, videos could be uploaded, but did not go live (as users were alerted to the fact on the upload page). The Cardinal also noticed that previously uploaded titles could not be […]

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Comcast Internet Outage Affects Chicago Area, NW Indiana and More: Started Sunday 7:30 p.m., Restored Midnight

Comcast customers in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Northern Illinois, Northwest Indiana, Southwest Michigan and Minnesota were affected by an issue with their DNS servers. The issue caused customer computers, laptops, iPads, iPhones operating via wireless routers, and wireless routers themselves to be unable to resolve a web address or domain name. People who typed in a […]

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Tech Issue Alert/Status: Google Street View Broken

Readers are advised that the Google Street View function — a service of Google Maps — has had issues displaying the street views this past week. The Cardinal first noticed an issue Tuesday, October 5, 2010. The Street View, when embedded in an article, is displayed as an unfocused image that is not completely rendered. […]

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Email Fraud from Mongolia: FBI Will Arrest Recipient if $10 Million Isn’t Claimed

Check your inbox. There might be good news and bad news. Money, money — $10.5 million is waiting for you. But the FBI suspects you of being a terrorist and money-laundering your terrorist activities. Here’s a fraudulent e-mail received this week … suspicious grammar in bold. FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. J. Edgar Hoover Building […]

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Twitter Mouseover Security Flaw ‘Clicks’ Twitter Users to Possible Harmful Websites

Video demonstration of a security vulnerability on Twitter that is being actively exploited. More details on Sophos Labs Graham Cluley’s blog … Twitter is working on patching and preventing an XSS attack, which affected some Twitter user accounts by causing a mouse over action on certain links of a Twitter page to act as clicks […]

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Brisk Sales of Apple iPhone 4 While Users Report Reception Problems from Hand/Skin Contact with Antenna

Apple’s newest iPhone was selling briskly Thursday as thousands lined up outside stores around the world to become among the first to own the device amid concerns of supply shortages. Poor reception has been reported by owners of the new iPhone 4. Poor or completely absent reception has been reported by users when holding the […]

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Device Failure in 12 Minutes: Apple iPad Might Not Work So Well in High Temperatures, Direct Sunlight

Bill Gillam, a tech enthusiast from Arlington, Washington conducted a test of an Apple iPad on a sunny with 63°F outdoor temperature. Armed with an expensive FLIR camera — a device that captures images in the infrared spectrum and reports temperatures of surfaces in the image — Bill Gillam checked the temperature of an Apple […]

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McAfee: Big Jump in Scareware/Malware Began in First Quarter 2009

McAfee warned consumers on March 9 that “scareware,” or fake anti-virus software, may be the most costly online scam in 2010, causing significant monetary loss and damage to users’ computers. Apart from the scareware files themselves, many malware that aid rogue anti-virus programs in attacking computers are grouped into the fake-alert Trojan family. Prior to […]

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Google Street View Has a New Format, But Older Legacy Street Views Are Broken

Why is there a blank space where a Google Street View once appeared? Google developers recently changed the format and code of Google Street Views. The views have an improved interface, but in early January older ‘legacy’ Google Street View’ disappeared from view in situations where the Street View Code is embedded in a web […]

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Twitter Hacked and Defaced by ‘Iranian Cyber Army’

Screen shot of Twitter.com home page as it was defaced by ‘Iranian Cyber Army’ Twitter blackout. Twitter down. Tweets did not go through early Friday morning. The tweet failure on Twitter was accompanied by defacement of the front page of Twitter using some method of DNS re-assignment most likely. What did the message from the […]

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