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WannaCry Ransomware Attack: What You Need to Know

On Friday, May 12, the largest ransomware attack ever seen was launched. Since its discovery on Friday afternoon, the WannaCry ransomware attack has continued to spread, impacting over 10,000 organizations and 200,000 individuals in more than 150 countries, according to European authorities. In its path of destruction, we’ve seen businesses and critical infrastructure impacted globally....

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Avast report on WanaCrypt0r 2.0 ransomware

This is from:  https://blog.avast.com/ransomware-that-infected-telefonica-and-nhs-hospitals-is-spreading-aggressively-with-over-50000-attacks-so-far-today THIS LOOKS LIKE A BIG ATTACK Here’s the article:   We have observed a massive peak in WanaCrypt0r 2.0 (aka WCry) ransomware attacks today, with more than 57,000 detections, so far. According to our data, the ransomware is mainly being targeted to Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan, but the ransomware has successfully...

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Yahoo Email Hacked Again, Over 1 Billion Accounts Compromised

Here’s the article GSWS has submitted for the San Diego County Optometric Society January 2017 newsletter (The San Diego View) ‘The Tech Corner’. YAHOO EMAIL SERVICES GET HACKED AGAIN, OVER 1 BILLION ACCOUNTS COMPROMISED By Dave Tuckman from Golden State Web Solutions, Inc. (www.GSWS.com) Happy New Year to everyone! We traditionally start New Year’s articles with...

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Happy Holiday Hours

To give all of our employees a chance to relax and celebrate the holidays, GSWS will be closed Monday, December 26th and Monday, January 2nd. We hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends. Thanks so very much for your understanding and patronage throughout 2016! The GSWS Team

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Happy Holidays !!!

From everyone here at GSWS, we want to wish you a wonderful holiday season and all the best wishes into the new year. Thank you for the trust, confidence and opportunities you have placed with us all these years. It is very much appreciated. Happy Holidays! Is this e-mail displaying properly? If not, VIEW IT...

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Disable Java? Here’s how, after US agency warns of software ‘vulnerability.’

With an eye on the security of millions of Internet users, the US Department of Homeland Security is advising Americans to temporarily disable Java, a software commonly used in Web-browser programs. It’s not that Java itself contains a malicious computer virus. The problem is what the agency calls a software “vulnerability,” a kind of open...

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Google Plans To Kill Its Popular Postini Spam Filtering Service

Google recently announced that Postini will be eliminated as a stand-alone service.  Postini customers are being asked to migrate to Google Apps in order to continue receiving Postini-like email protection. If you prefer not to migrate to Google Apps, consider migrating to the Barracuda Email Security Service.  BESS is an affordable cloud based service that...

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How to protect yourself from identity theft (for free)

It’s a bad time to be living in South Carolina if you value your privacy. A hacker struck the South Carolina Department of Revenue and stole 3.6 million Social Security numbers and data from 387,000 credit and debit card accounts. The sad part is that this was the third successful attack in two months! That...