Scam of the day – August 21, 2015 – Emergency security update for Internet Explorer

Microsoft Edge is the new browser being tied to the new Windows 10 operating system just recently launched by Microsoft.  It is replacing the popular Internet Explorer browser, which many people continue to use although it has proven to have a number of vulnerabilities that have been exploited by hackers.  The latest vulnerability is one that is particularly dangerous because it allows a hacker to take over your computer system merely by luring you to a malicious website or a legitimate website that had itself been hacked.  You do not even need to click on an infected link or advertisement to become a victim.  Merely going to an infected site is enough to infect your own computer.

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Fortunately, Microsoft has issued an emergency security patch to remedy this problem.  Here is a link to the Microsoft Security Advisory with that provides access to the free security patch.  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms15-093

Whenever security patches are issued for the software that you use, it is critically important that you download and install these security updates as soon as possible to protect your safety online.  Too often people become victims of hacking and identity theft by failing to protect themselves from malware and viruses for which security patches have already been made available.

Scam of the day – June 17, 2015 – Latest security updates from the Department of Homeland Security

Constant updating of the software we all use with the latest security patches and updates is a critical part of avoiding scams and identity theft threats.  Whenever new security updates and patches are issued, we provide access to these so that you can update your software to provide better security on your computers, smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices.  Updating your software with the latest security patches and updates as soon as possible is important because identity thieves and scammers are always finding and exploiting vulnerabilities in the software that we all use.  Delay in updating your software could lead to disastrous results.  However, it is also important to be sure that you are downloading legitimate patches and updates rather than being tricked by an identity thief or scammer into downloading malware under the guise of downloading a security patch or update.  Users of the affected programs should make sure that they update their software with these latest security patches as soon as possible.  Today’s updates include critical updates for Adobe Flash, Microsoft Windows 7 and Internet Explorer.

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Here are links to the latest security updates and patches from the Department of Homeland Security: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB15-166

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2015/06/16/Adobe-Releases-Security-Updates-Multiple-Products

Scam of the day – May 21, 2015 – Latest security updates from the Department of Homeland Security

Constant updating of the software we all use with the latest security patches and updates is a critical part of avoiding scams and identity theft threats.  Whenever new security updates and patches are issued, we provide access to these so that you can update your software to provide better security on your computers, smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices.  Updating your software with the latest security patches and updates as soon as possible is important because identity thieves and scammers are always finding and exploiting vulnerabilities in the software that we all use.  Delay in updating your software could lead to disastrous results.  However, it is also important to be sure that you are downloading legitimate patches and updates rather than being tricked by an identity thief or scammer into downloading malware under the guise of downloading a security patch or update.  Users of the affected programs should make sure that they update their software with these latest security patches as soon as possible.  Today’s updates include critical updates for Adobe Acrobat, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

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Here are the links to the latest security updates and patches from the Department of Homeland Security:

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB15-138

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2015/05/19/Google-Releases-Security-Update-Chrome

Scam of the day – February 20, 2015 – Latest security updates from the Department of Homeland Security

Constant updating of the software we all use with the latest security patches and updates is a critical part of avoiding scams and identity theft threats.  Whenever new security updates and patches are issued, we provide access to these so that you can update your software to provide better security on your computers, smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices.  Updating your software with the latest security patches and updates as soon as possible is important because identity thieves and scammers are always finding and exploiting vulnerabilities in the software that we all use.  Delay in updating your software could lead to disastrous results.  However, it is also important to be sure that you are downloading legitimate patches and updates rather than being tricked by an identity thief or scammer into downloading malware under the guise of downloading a security patch or update.  Today’s updates include critical updates for Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.   Users of the affected programs should make sure that they update their software with these latest security patches as soon as possible.

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Here is the link to the Department of Homeland Security software updates:https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB15-047

Scam of the day – October 23, 2014 – Latest security updates from the Department of Homeland Security

Constant updating of the software we all use with the latest security patches and updates is a critical part of avoiding scams and identity theft threats.  Whenever new security updates and patches are issued, we provide access to these so that you can update your software to provide better security on your computers, smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices.  Updating your software with the latest security patches and updates as soon as possible is important because identity thieves and scammers are always finding and exploiting vulnerabilities in the software that we all use.  Delay in updating your software could lead to disastrous results.  However, it is also important to be sure that you are downloading legitimate patches and updates rather than being tricked by an identity thief or scammer into downloading malware under the guise of downloading a security patch or update.  That is why we provide links to the necessary patches and updates as provided by the Department of Homeland Security and the companies directly.  Today’s updates includes many important updates and security patches to prevent serious problems including important security updates for Microsoft Windows,  Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, iPhones and Apple TV.

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Here are the links to the latest security updates as issued by the Department of Homeland Security:

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/10/22/Microsoft-Releases-Advisory-Unpatched-Windows-Vulnerability

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB14-293

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB14-286

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/10/20/Apple-Releases-Security-Updates-iOS-and-Apple-TV

Scam of the day – September 16, 2014 – Latest security updates from the Department of Homeland Security

Constant updating of the software we all use with the latest security patches and updates is a critical part of avoiding scams and identity theft threats.  Whenever new security updates and patches are issued, we provide access to these so that you can update your software to provide better security on your computers, smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices.  Updating your software with the latest security patches and updates as soon as possible is important because identity thieves and scammers are always finding and exploiting vulnerabilities in the software that we all use.  Delay in updating your software could lead to disastrous results.  However, it is also important to be sure that you are downloading legitimate patches and updates rather than being tricked by an identity thief or scammer into downloading malware under the guise of downloading a security patch or update.  That is why we provide links to the necessary patches and updates as provided by the Department of Homeland Security and the companies directly.  Today’s updates include important security patches for Adobe software including the Adobe Flash Player, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

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Here are the links to the latest security updates as issued by the Department of Homeland Security: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB14-258

Scam of the day – June 17, 2014 – Important Google and Adobe security updates

Constant updating of the software we all use with the latest security patches and updates is a critical part of avoiding scams and identity theft threats.  Whenever new security updates and patches are issued, we provide access to these so that you can update your software to provide better security on your computers, smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices.  Updating your software with the latest security patches and updates as soon as possible is important because identity thieves and scammers are always finding and exploiting vulnerabilities in the software that we all use.  Delay in updating your software could lead to disastrous results.  However, it is also important to be sure that you are downloading legitimate patches and updates rather than being tricked by an identity thief or scammer into downloading malware under the guise of downloading a security patch or update.  That is why we provide links to the necessary patches and updates as provided by the Department of Homeland Security and the companies directly.  Today’s updates provide critical security updates for a number of important software programs which we all use, such as Adobe, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox which if not used will put you in serious jeopardy of identity theft and being hacked.

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Here is the link to the latest security updates as issued by both the  Department of Homeland Security: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB14-167

 

Scam of the day – June 11, 2014 – Critical Internet Explorer and Microsoft Word updates

Constant updating of the software we all use with the latest security patches and updates is a critical part of avoiding scams and identity theft threats.  Whenever new security updates and patches are issued, we provide access to these so that you can update your software to provide better security on your computers, smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices.  Updating your software with the latest security patches and updates as soon as possible is important because identity thieves and scammers are always finding and exploiting vulnerabilities in the software that we all use.  Delay in updating your software could lead to disastrous results.  However, it is also important to be sure that you are downloading legitimate patches and updates rather than being tricked by an identity thief or scammer into downloading malware under the guise of downloading a security patch or update.  That is why we provide links to the necessary patches and updates as provided by the Department of Homeland Security and the companies directly.  Today’s updates provide important security updates to many important Microsoft programs including Internet Explorer and Microsoft Word.

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Here is the link to the latest security updates as issued by both the  Department of Homeland Security and Microsoft directly.  This is the link to Microsoft’s security updates:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-jun

Scam of the day – May 6, 2014 – Latest critical security updates

As we have all become aware in the wake of the Heartbleed flaw and the recent Internet Explorer security flaw, constant updating of the software we all use with the latest security patches and updates is a critical part of avoiding scams and identity theft threats.  Whenever new security updates and patches are issued, we provide access to these so that you can update your software to provide better security on your computers, smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices.  Updating your software with the latest security patches and updates as soon as possible is important because identity thieves and scammers are always finding and exploiting vulnerabilities in the software that we all use.  Delay in updating your software could lead to disastrous results.  However, it is also important to be sure that you are downloading legitimate patches and updates rather than being tricked by an identity thief or scammer into downloading malware under the guise of downloading a security patch or update.  That is why we provide links to the necessary patches and updates as provided by the Department of Homeland Security.  Today’s updates provide important security updates to many important programs that we all use including updates to Adobe Flash, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

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Here is the link to the latest security updates as issued by the Department of Homeland Security: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB14-125

Scam of the day – May 3, 2014 – Details of the solution for Internet Explorer flaw

Throughout the news and here on Scamicide there have been warnings for the past week about the extreme danger posed by a recently discovered flaw in the popular web browser, Internet Explorer.  This flaw was not discovered before the flaw had already been exploited by hackers who first found and exploited this vulnerability.  It is thought that the hacking involved with this flaw was primarily used for industrial espionage in order to steal corporate information and secrets, but as the vulnerability became exposed, it was also used by other hackers to steal personal information which was then used to make that person a victim of identity theft.  Now, ahead of schedule Microsoft has issued a security patch to resolve this problem and, most interestingly, although Microsoft had indicated that it would not issue further security updates for the Windows XP operating system after April 8th, Microsoft, in issuing the new security patches included security updates for Windows XP.

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Many people have their Windows software automatically updated which is the best course of action.  If you do not have your Windows software automatically updated, here is a link as provided by the Department of Homeland Security that you should use to install the necessary security patch to eliminate this particular software vulnerability. https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/05/01/Microsoft-Releases-Security-Update-Internet-Explorer-Use-After-Free

As for Windows XP users, although you got a temporary reprieve, it is unlikely that Microsoft will make such a further exception in issuing future security updates.  I urge you to update your operating system to another system right away.