Japan working on a counter virus to trace source of cyber attacks





Japan has spent 2.3 million dollars and taken three years to develop a cyber weapon to counter virus programs, designed to trace then neutralize cyber attacks.

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Soon-a-virus-to-trace-the-source-of-cyber-attack/articleshow/11333659.cms

Android Smart Phone is vulnerable to Malware





Despite assurances from your phone salesman, the Android is vulnerable to Malware.

Source: http://www.macworld.com.au/news/ios-less-vulnerable-to-malware-than-android-41229/

Consider downloading a free Antivirus program or low cost AV from your Droid.

Search the following Database for Android Free Antivirus Removal Programs:
http://antivirusdatabase.repairyourcomputer.com/AV/ShowAVTable.aspx

Fake Traffic Ticket Emails





Scammers are sending fake Traffic Tickets email. The hoax email appears to be from New York State Police or Los Angeles Department of Motor Vehicles. If you receive such an email DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK, but rather delete it immediately.

Source: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/12/08/ny-troopers-warn-of-computer-virus-in-fake-traffic-ticket-e-mails/

Bogus USPS package delivery scam





The US Postal Service has issued an alert re: fake emails sent about package delivery. CLICKING ON THE LINK WILL ACTIVATE THE VIRUS! So don't click. If you receive such a message delete it immediately. Links within an email you receive should always be ignored.

Source:http://mauinow.com/2011/12/09/postal-service-warns-of-bogus-package-delivery-email/

Smartphone, iPad and other network devices safety





Tips to keep your Smart device safe. Ensure your data is ALWAYS backed up. Verify your new smart device has a good Antivirus. There are thousands of new Malware programs released each year. So, as you purchased an AV program for your computer, also purchase a good AV program for your smart device.

Source:http://www.marketwatch.com/story/mcafee-reveals-simple-safety-tips-for-securing-new-internet-connected-devices-this-holiday-season-2011-12-07

Computer Virus causes big problems at Atlanta Hospital





A computer virus hit Wednesday afternoon at a Lawrenceville, GA Hospital. Ambulances were diverted to other area Hospitals until late Saturday afternoon.

Source: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/hospital-diverting-trauma-cases-due-computer-probl/nFyYY/