Monthly Archives: April 2012

Will Your Internet Connection Go Dark on July 9th?

Hundreds of thousands of computers will not be able to access the internet after July 9th. This is due to a piece of malware called DNSChanger that has infilitrated these systems. The program changed where computers go when they click on a link; many times going from a legitimate site to a malicious one. On July 9th, the FBI will turn off the servers that hosted this program, making those machines go dark. The link below contains information on how you can check to see if your machine might be infected and how to correct it.

At Renascence IT Consulting, we have battled viruses and malware since the dawn of the internet age. We stay on top of new trends and old viruses to make sure your company is defended the best it can and how to remove those programs when they needle their way into your business' machines.

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Mac Users Experiencing Flashbacks

Over 600,000 Macs have been infected with the Flashback trojan horse. This was originally introduced last year by tricking people into installing it through social engineering. However, the latest version uses exploits found in Java to weasel itself into an unsuspecting Macintoshes. Once infected, the system becomes part of a network than can be used to attack networks, turn over user's information, or hack into other systems. Users can download a patch for Java that will assist in blocking the attack.

With Macs coming under increasing attack, is it better to use Windows? How can your company defend itself against these and other attacks? Contact us at Renascence IT Consulting, and we can adapt a defense for your company that will not cost you the earth. 

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