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Tis the Season – Holiday Scams & Malware Campaigns

Princeton, NJ - November 17, 2017 - Holiday Malware and Email Scams As the holidays near we like to remind you to remain vigilant while shopping online, browsing new websites or clicking on "advertisements" within websites that take you to another website. Most people will likely receive an increased number of  email advertisements, offers and eCards [...]

2017-11-17T11:21:18+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Blog, Security|Comments Off on Tis the Season – Holiday Scams & Malware Campaigns

Popular CCleaner v5.33 was hacked – Protect Yourself

Princeton, NJ - September 18, 2017 - Piriform's CCleaner confirmed Hacking Piriform, the makers of the popular system and file cleaner "CCleaner", confirmed on Monday, Sept 18, 2017 that hackers have attacked the company's computer network successfully. The hackers compromised 2 versions of CCleaner in the attack which have been used by up to 3% of [...]

2017-09-18T15:41:06+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Blog, Cloud Services, Computer Services, Computer Services, Internet, Managed Service Provider, Security, Support|Comments Off on Popular CCleaner v5.33 was hacked – Protect Yourself

Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1507 Security Updates Ending

Princeton, NJ - May 09, 2017  - Microsoft Windows 10 ver. 1057 Quality Updates & Security Updates ends All software products have a lifecycle.  After May 9, 2017, Microsoft will end security and quality updates for their Windows 10 Version 1057 Operating System. Computers running the Windows 10 Version 1057 will continue to work even after updates end. However, using unsupported software may increase the risks [...]

2017-05-09T08:50:19+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Blog, Computer Services, Security|Comments Off on Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1507 Security Updates Ending

Support for Windows Vista Ending April 2017

Princeton, NJ - March 17, 2017  - Microsoft Windows Vista EOL Microsoft is Ending Support for Windows Vista All software products have a lifecycle.  After April 11, 2017, Microsoft will end support for their Windows Vista Operating System. Post April 2017, Windows Vista will no longer receive: Security updates Non-security hotfixes Free or paid assisted support options Online technical content updates from Microsoft Computers [...]

2017-03-17T12:51:29+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Blog, Computer Services, Support|Comments Off on Support for Windows Vista Ending April 2017

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+00:00 February 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Computer & Network Support, Internet, Security, Website Services|Comments Off on Massive Cyber Attack | DDoS DNS Server Attack

Office 365 Down | Is Office 365 Email Not Working

Princeton, NJ - June 30, 2016 (11:57AM EST | Updated below) - Microsoft Office 365 customers having issues. OFFICE 365 DOWN | NORTH EAST US We have received several reports of Office 365 email issues.  Blueclone clients who have hosted email through Blueclone are put on Hosted Exchange Servers, not Office 365 so your service is not directly affected.  If you are [...]

2016-10-14T11:21:35+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Cloud Services|Comments Off on Office 365 Down | Is Office 365 Email Not Working

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 [...]

2016-10-14T11:21:35+00:00 February 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+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Computer Services, Internet, Security|0 Comments