Please be careful when searching the website for “support” there are a number of sites out there that are scam sites. For example if you are looking for help with an Apple Mac product, go …
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Finally an update for all Yosemite users on Apple Mac, 10.10.2 is ok and address’s Safari / Mail / Thunderbolt / WiFi issues ( and other fixes ) It is a biggish update, so users …
Whilst doing a little research i came across the official release :-
A recent version of malicious software called Flashback exploits a security flaw in Java in order to install itself on Macs.
Apple has released software updates for systems running OS X Lion and Mac OS X v10.6 that will update Java to fix the security flaw, and remove the Flashback malware if it is present.
A standalone update is also available for OS X Lion that will remove the Flashback malware from systems that do not currently have Java installed.
By default, your Mac automatically checks for software updates every week, but you can change that setting inSoftware Update preferences. You can run Software Update at any time to manually check for the latest updates.
In addition to the Java vulnerability, the Flashback malware relies on computer servers hosted by the malware authors to perform many of its critical functions. Apple is working with ISPs worldwide to disable this command and control network.
For Macs running Mac OS X v10.5 or earlier, you can better protect yourself from this malware by disabling Java
in your web browser(s) preferences.
So if users are not running 10.6 or above , then you are going to need to either disable Java ( eeeew! ) or upgrade!
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Yes this may seem obvious to most, However always best to cover this kind of ground to make sure all are safe.
There have been two large scams going around ( though there are sadly more )
Either via Email :-
Your family member / friend are stuck in a foreign land and need you to send them some money, Sadly this does catch a few people out.
By Phone :-
Microsoft ( or another similar type or affiliated company ) phones you saying something like “your unique computer/network ID” has been shown as causing trouble / sending virus / spam , Or on the similar lines that your PC is at fault in someway , Remember this , Microsoft will NEVER phone you, and any “out of the blue” calls of this nature is a total scam.
As always if ever worried / concerned or need more info please phone us or email ( details are on our main site http://www.userfriendly-devon.co.uk )
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Userfriendly is finally on twitter too ( funny thought i had already setup an account! )
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Well after testing my fav personal wordpress to facebook plugin , ive decided to go with this one instead ( Publish to Facebook ).
So hopefully the testing can stop and i can get down to the business of making the blog look the way i want it!
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This is Userfriendly-Devon’s new Blog, basically its going to be a platform to give warnings on Virus breakouts , updates on Windows and Apple mac platforms and so on!
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