Malware

There’s a new “drive-by” virus on the Internet, and it often carries a fake message—and a fine—supposedly from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is being swamped with complaints. The virus is called ‘Reveton Ransomware’, is designed to extort money from its victims. The following is a news release […]

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Dick Eastman often shares his considerable knowledge of technology on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Blog. I believe it’s very important for family historians and genealogists to be cognizant with both the good and the bad, so I’d like to share the following important information with you: “Is your computer running slower and slower? Has your antivirus […]

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It’s almost as though the self-fulfilling prophesy is at work, because the nightmare scenario for Mac owners has arrived. For years I’ve heard folks saying it’s bound to happen. One person I know who owns a Mac and has refused to open greetings cards from reputable vendors—the ones you pay for. Macs have historically been […]

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Sandy on May 20th, 2011

The following information regarding the insidious Malware software was posted on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Blog today as follows: “Mac users have always felt smug that their systems were immune from viruses, trojan horses and other malware (malevolent software). Those were always problems for Windows users, not for anyone else. Unfortunately, the world has now become […]

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