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.
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.
Today marks the two year anniversary for Renascence IT Consulting, Inc. Working as a consultant since 2005, I want to express my gratitude to clients, employees, and partners that have allowed Renascence to grow and prosper, especially during the slow economy. We look forward providing world class IT services to current and future businesses for years to come.