One common feature found across all operating systems is the ability to have different user accounts on the same computer. These users can be assigned different statuses and some can download programs while others cannot. Most of these systems have an administrator account which gives unrestricted access to the computer. It makes sense that companies […]
The security of devices that connect to any network is normally a concept that is top of the mind for IT professionals managing networks. If there is a breach, then data could be compromised on all systems on the network. If you’re working on a new form of renewable resource technology and your system is […]
Hackers have gotten pretty advanced in the past few years, and one of the most complicated hacks talks to you while it goes about its business. There is a new hack targeting businesses with the aim of stealing banking information. Be on the look out as this is one of the most devious hacks yet. […]
New vulnerability can potentially allow hackers to remotely control PCs A new vulnerability found in Microsoft’s Windows operating system can potentially open up your PC to remote attackers. On top of compromising the data within your PC, hackers can also introduce malware into the vulnerable machines to possibly enlist them unwittingly in criminal botnet rings. The newly found bug is particularly dangerous as it can be triggered by just viewing a folder containing a specially crafted image thumbnail, or opening up a malicious graphic file which can be embedded in any Office document. The bug exists in the Windows graphics rendering engine, and although Microsoft has acknowledged the issue, no fix has yet been released. Users of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008 are affected by the bug. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the latest versions of Windows for PCs and servers respectively, are not affected. Users are advised to be vigilant in monitoring patches or fixes from Microsoft and make sure to install a fix when one does become available. No time or resources to do so? We offer services that can help automate the process of monitoring, updating, and managing your systems for you. Get in touch with us today.