From the monthly archives: April 2014

Clute Computers is hiring for a full time tech position.

Job will involve driving from site to site in Nashville and the surrounding areas.
Previous tech experience required.
A good understanding of PC’s, Mac’s and all aspects of networking and servers is required.
Must have good verbal and customer service skills.
The ability to problem solve various types of issues is a must.
To be accepted for this position applicant must be able to pass a background check and have a clean driving record.

Please email all resumes to:  jobs@clutecomputers.com
Hourly Rate will depend on experience.

 

Microsoft has released a warning about a new security hole in all versions of Internet Explorer.
This flaw could allow an attacker to take complete control of your system.
At this time Homeland Security is recommending users stop using Internet Explorer until a patch has been released.
We suggest that user switch to either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
Internet Explorer has a long history of security flaws which is why we feel its best to stop using the browser permanently if possible.

According to Reuters: News of the vulnerability surfaced over the weekend. Cybersecurity software maker FireEye Inc warned that a sophisticated group of hackers have been exploiting the bug in a campaign dubbed “Operation Clandestine Fox.”

Click here for the full Reuters Article.
http://tinyurl.com/jw9p625

Click Here to Contact Us with any questions you have.

AOL has confirmed they have been hit with a large data breech.
They are requesting users to change passwords and security questions.
The company said attackers got hold of AOL users’ email addresses, home addresses, contact lists, encrypted (presumably hashed) passwords and encrypted answers to security questions.

Read more about this issue on these links

Toms Hardware: http://tinyurl.com/lfawxlv

The Hacker News: http://tinyurl.com/k92kwtz

For questions about this issue and how it affects you feel free to Click Here to Contact Us.

 

The Heartbleed bug is major security flaw that everyone should be aware of.
As companies install patches to resolve the issue there are passwords users need to change now.
Mashable has released the list of websites so please read down the full list and if you have an account on a listed website change your password.

http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/


Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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We are seeing a large increase of calls about Virus and Spyware infections.

A few things to remember are:

1: Be aware of the websites you are going to. 
There are many fake sites setup on domains that are easily misspelled.
Verify your on the correct site by checking the address bar.

2: Don’t update software from websites with popups about your flash player, adobe, browser or java is out of date.
If you feel a program is outdated, open a browser and go to the company site and update the software.
http://adobe.com
http://java.com

3: If you receive an email stating you need to change your password, do not click the link in the email.
Go to the website by typing it into the browser and then change your password.

4: Don’t open attachments in emails from UPS, FedEx, DHL, Amazon, eBay. etc.

5: Create strong passwords.
Always use mixed numbers and letters and keep them more than 8 characters long.

6: Avoid using Internet Explorer.
Download another bother such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

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