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Android App Spygate: Tips to Put an End to Spying Apps

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Expert's Guide to Windows 7 Security

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10 Tips for Improving Your Wireless Network

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Rule of Thumb

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NEWS:  US Charges 60 in Connection With the Zeus Trojan

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Greetings!                                                                       Volume 2, Number 4

We hope you enjoy and benefit from these technology tips and news for busy professionals. 

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Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://img.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101093164665/news_bustech_arw1.gif  Android App Spygate: Tips to Put an End to Spying Apps

 

 

Worried your Android apps are spying on you? You should be, according to a recent study that found several popular Android Apps regularly share your location and critical phone data such as your phone number with advertisers and others. Researchers from Intel Labs, Penn State, and Duke University randomly selected 30 out of 358 popular apps from the Android Market for this study. The computer scientists were able to track each application's behavior using a special monitoring program called TaintDroid developed by the researchers.

 

Click here for the breakdown of the researcher's findings.

 

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://img.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101093164665/news_bustech_arw1.gif  Expert's Guide to Windows 7 Security

 

Windows 7 has been warmly received and swiftly adopted by businesses, with the result that many IT admins are now struggling with the platform's new security features. In addition to changes to User Account Control, BitLocker, and other features inherited from Windows Vista, Windows 7 introduces a slew of new security capabilities that businesses will want to take advantage of.

 

Click here to read more…

 

Call us today to talk with one of our Microsoft Security Professionals to help you implement the new security features in Windows 7.

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If Windows ever notifies you about a weak signal, it probably means your connection isn't as fast or as reliable as it could be.  Worse, you might lose your connection entirely in some parts of your business or home.  If you're looking to improve the signal for your wireless network, try some of these tips for extending your wireless range and improving your wireless network performance. 

 

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Call INFO-TEK today to talk with one of our Network Specialists to help you setup a dependable, secure wireless network.

 

 

 

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When posting on Facebook or any other social network, be conscientious on what you write, because it’s impossible to know 100% who your audience is.  Your boss, colleagues, parents, spouse, kids, etc. could be reading your posts.

 

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Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://img.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101093164665/news_bustech_arw1.gif  NEWS:  US Charges 60 in Connection With the Zeus Trojan.

 

U.S. authorities have charged more than 60 people in connection with the money-stealing Zeus Trojan program, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

 

The arrests follow a Tuesday U.K. sweep that led to 11 charges against Eastern European citizens thought to be involved in moving stolen funds out of the country.

 

Zeus has been a major problem for computer users and financial institutions over the past few years. Once installed on the victim's PC, the malware can be used to log into a victim's bank account and transfer funds to another account controlled by the criminals.

 

The malicious software is sold in black market forums and there are more than a dozen Zeus gangs in operation worldwide. Security experts say that the gangs have netted more than US$200 million since Zeus was first discovered in 2006.

 

The U.S. arrests involve so-called money mules, people who are paid to set up accounts that receive stolen funds and then move the money out of the country, typically via a wire service such as Western Union.

 

The DOJ has scheduled a press conference in Manhattan on Thursday afternoon to further discuss the arrests.

 

Call us today to talk with one of our Microsoft Security Professionals to schedule an assessment visit to make sure your computers and network are protected from viruses/spyware like the Zeus Trojan.

  

 

When you need help with your computers or computer network, I'm hopeful that you will consider calling INFO-TEK at:  816-914-8826.

 

 

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