Tagged: OS

Malware
Woke up this morning and had a discussion with a couple friends regarding PC performance and sluggishness.  So figured it was time to review technojunkyard’s  library list of tools we use to perform a clean up of a poorly performing system and do a write up on any new ones that may have come on the scene as well. (more…)

SuperFish Removal

superfish

Lenovo, the world’s largest PC manufacturer, has been installing a dangerous piece of adware on its consumer laptops. The software, called Superfish, leaves computers vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks in which hackers steal data as its sent from a user’s computer to a supposedly secure server. (more…)

Library Updated

 

Library

Quick and small update to the Online Library.  Starting a collection of useful Unix/Linux/BSD commands that we felt was worth sharing as we use them more and more.  The library can be found from the Main Menu located just under our header graphic.

Fix: Apple OS X 10.10 Beta 3, FaceTime/Continuity Mic not working.

Continuity Desktop
Updated: Changed the Terminal command to reflect “sudo killall coreaudiod”
Apples recent announcement of features in iOS 8 that will bring the iOS and the upcoming Mac OS X 10.10 release even closer together has not been without some bumps in the road.  We have all seen some of the previous news regarding those.   (more…)

Akamai Warns of IptabLes and IptabLex Infection on Linux, DDoS attacks

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.
, Sept. 3, 2014 — Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, today released, through the company’s Prolexic Security Engineering & Research Team (PLXsert), a new cybersecurity threat advisory. The advisory alerts enterprises to a high-risk threat of IptabLes and IptabLex infections on Linux systems. Malicious actors may use infected Linux systems to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against the entertainment industry and other verticals.  The advisory is available for download from Prolexic (now part of Akamai) at www.prolexic.com/iptablex.   (more…)