Amazon Web Services S3 Outage | February 28 2017

Princeton, NJ - February 27, 2017  - AWS S3 Down Amazon Web Service (AWS) S3 Storage Services Interruption Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 having issues today, February 28, 2017 affecting many thousands of websites and portals.  Widespread service outages on the AWS S3 service led to partially or fully broken websites, apps and devices that rely on the service. [...]

2017-02-28T15:40:30-05:00February 28th, 2017|Cloud Services, Internet, Website Services|Comments Off on Amazon Web Services S3 Outage | February 28 2017

FBI Warns rise of Internet Romance Scams

Princeton, NJ - February 14, 2017  - Online Romance Scams Internet Romance Scams on the Rise The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released an notice addressing and increase of online “romance scams”.  A Romance Scam generally involves cyber criminals who target victims, gain their confidence, and trick them into sending money. For more information visit the FBI’s website:  FBI [...]

2017-02-15T11:56:37-05:00February 14th, 2017|Blog, Internet, Security|Comments Off on FBI Warns rise of Internet Romance Scams

Massive Cyber Attack | DDoS DNS Server Attack

Princeton, NJ - October 21, 2016  - Large scale DDoS attack to US DNS Servers HUGE CYBER ATTACK ON U.S. DNS Servers Today there were numerous reports of websites, services, machines, and phone systems working slow, incorrectly, or not at all.   The problem appears to have stemmed from a large-scale DDoS attack.  The October 21 2016 DDoS attack falls [...]

2016-10-21T19:14:49-04:00October 21st, 2016|Computer & Network Support, Internet, Security, Website Services|Comments Off on Massive Cyber Attack | DDoS DNS Server Attack

Ransomware Risk Increasing for Business & Individuals

Princeton, NJ - February 12, 2016  - Ransomware (aka crypto-ransomware or crypto locker) risks and exposure expected to grow. What is Ransomware?  Ransomware is what most people put under the same umbrella as virus.  It’s a piece of software that is installed on your computer which stops you from using your computer.  For businesses this generally spreads throughout the network infecting [...]

2018-07-03T16:05:14-04:00February 12th, 2016|Computer Services, Computer Services, Managed Service Provider, Security|Comments Off on Ransomware Risk Increasing for Business & Individuals

Microsoft Ended Support – Windows 8 AND Internet Explorer 8, 9 & 10

Princeton, NJ - January 14, 2016  - Microsoft Windows 8 End of Life Reached. As of Tuesday, 01/12/16 Microsoft will no longer release bug fixes, enhancements or security patches for Windows 8 and IE (Internet Explorer) versions 8, 9, and 10. Microsoft recommends users of those products to advance to the latest version of Windows (Win 10), which includes a new built-in browser [...]

2016-01-27T09:07:24-05:00January 14th, 2016|Computer Services, Internet, Security|0 Comments

National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015

Princeton, NJ - October 20, 2015  - October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month! More and more of millions of Americans and businesses are victimized by online hackers.  As technology advances and the internet becomes increasingly "required" for every day life, business and government - the threats become increasingly prominent and dangerous.  In the early years of the internet Enterprise and Government [...]

2016-01-27T09:13:20-05:00October 20th, 2015|Internet, Security|0 Comments

NJ E-ZPass Email Scam – Advisory Notice

The Port Authority of New Jersey and New York is warning E-ZPass users to be aware of an email phishing scam.  The fake E-ZPass violation notice arrives via email and warns customers about a bogus toll violation with a hyperlink to download an invoice.  Do not click on the link! The email contains the official E-ZPass logo and purple color scheme but the message [...]

2016-01-27T09:12:31-05:00August 19th, 2015|Security|0 Comments

Increase in attacks against Cisco IOS devices

Princeton, NJ - August 12, 2015  - Blueclone has received several notifications that Cisco is observing increasingly complex attacks allowing attackers to gain admin access to Cisco IOS devices by installing a malicious ROMMON image.  Once the image is installed and device rebooted, the attacker can manipulate the device behavior to their advantage.  Blueclone encourages network administrators [...]

Word Press Vulnerability 4.2.2 and prior

The popular WordPress 4.2.2 and prior versions contain dangerous cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.  Misuse of these vulnerabilities could allow hackers and remote attackers to take control of websites using older versions of Word Press. Users and website admins are encouraged to review the WordPress 4.2.3 Security and Maintenance Release on the site and upgrade to WordPress [...]

Sending Email to MX Logic Protected email addresses results in Error “554 Message Denied: RBLDNSD”

Many users are experiencing email bounce messages when sending to MX Logic protected email addresses OR users are not receiving messages if using MX Logic spam protection.  Around June 5th MX Logic had made a filter change that has caused this issue. MX Logic has had major issues since adjusting their filtering system.  The new [...]

2018-07-03T16:01:31-04:00June 9th, 2015|Blog, Internet, Security|0 Comments