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Greetings!                                                                                                        Volume 4, Number 4

We hope you enjoy and benefit from these technology tips and news for busy professionals.  We bring this to you because we are committed to bridging the gap between people and their technology.

 

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OS X Trojan Takes Users Unawares

 

IT is Key to Patient-Centered Care

 

Get the Most Out of Android 4.0

 

Rule of Thumb

 

 

NEWS:  Microsoft: Windows 8 is 'enterprise ready'

“Building good relationships between people and their technology 365 days a year.”

 

 

OS X Trojan Takes Users Unawares

 

 

Description: https://i2.createsend1.com/ei/r/C3/CD8/C17/182308/csimport/security_may04_c_1.jpgMacs running OS X are often touted as the most secure machines. While OS X is definitely more secure than other operating systems, it may not be as secure as owners think. A new Trojan that takes advantage of a security flaw in OS X has been discovered, and it’s a doozy. This has the potential to be a security nightmare.

 

If you mention “OS X” and “virus” in the same sentence, you’ll get some weird looks from Mac users. Traditionally viruses and Trojans on OS X were near non-existent, but there’s a Mac specific Trojan, codenamed Flashback, that has affected more than 600,000 computers. This is big news as it shows that machines running OS X may not be as secure as first thought.

Many Mac owners are unsure of what exactly the Flashback Trojan is, what it does and how to ensure they’re not infected. We’re here to help clarify the situation.

What is a Trojan and What Does Flashback Do?
In general terms, a Trojan is a piece of malicious software that infects a computer and gives control of part, or the whole computer to hackers. The Flashback Trojan takes advantage of an OS X Java vulnerability and infects computers by tricking them into downloading a fake Java update.

When the program is installed, Flashback will download and install the main Trojan code without the need for permission from the administrator. From there it proceeds to hijack your browser, redirect search queries to websites developed by hackers, and then take advantage of pay-per-click advertising.

Why Should I be Worried?
While this version hijacks your browser, there are far more sinister things it could do. As this Trojan acts as a downloader, there’s nothing stopping the developers from updating the malware to steal passwords, banking information and other confidential information.

How do I Ensure My Mac is Clean?
Apple has released an update for machines running OS X 10.6 and later. The first step you should take is to update your computer to patch the vulnerability. To update your Mac:

Press the Apple logo, located in the top right hand of your screen.

Select Software Update…

Press Install and Restart.

While the patch will prevent Flashback from working, it won’t delete the program if you’ve been infected. The Internet security company F-Secure has developed a script that scans your computer and removes Flashback if found. Once you have downloaded the script, open and run it. The script will search your computer and place the infected files in an encrypted ZIP folder labeled Flashback_quarantine.zip.

Flashback has infected a higher number of Macs than any other Trojan to date and goes to show that Macs also have security flaws. This also serves as a reminder that you should have a virus scanner and security program running on your Mac. If you have any questions regarding the security of your Mac or other devices, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help keep your machines secure.

 

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IT is Key to Patient-Centered Care

 

Description: http://i4.createsend1.com/ei/r/7B/45B/835/162235/csimport/generalhealthit_may11_a_3.jpgThe key to patient-centered care – a concept that continues to evolve – is the relationship between physician and patient. Finding the balance between patient engagement and information technology, however, can be challenging.

IT has benefited healthcare practices in many ways. For example, it allows patients to service themselves when it comes to transactional exchanges, such as scheduling appointments and reviewing bills.

 

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Get the Most Out of Android 4.0

 

Description: http://i5.createsend1.com/ei/r/7B/45B/835/162235/csimport/android_may11_a_4.jpgIn December of last year Google released the newest version of the Android OS. Android 4.0, or Ice Cream Sandwich as it is commonly known, is finally available for most devices that can run it. Android 4.0 is a drastic change from previous versions and introduces some features that make the OS a serious competitor.

Here are some great tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Ice Cream Sandwich:

 

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Rule of Thumb

 

If a message pops up on your screen that alerts you of either issues with your PC or found viruses, DO NOT click on any part of that message.  Instead, click on the title bar and press ‘ALT + F4’.  This will ‘force close’ the window.  The only exception to this rule is if the message is coming from your installed virus protection or an installed app that monitors the health of your PC.  Clicking on any part of the message, even ‘close’ or ‘cancel’ will install the virus/malware.

 

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NEWS:  Microsoft: Windows 8 is 'enterprise ready'

 

Microsoft urged enterprises on Tuesday to adopt Windows 8, its upcoming OS for desktops, laptops and tablets which some industry experts believe faces an uphill battle for acceptance by IT professionals.

 

At a keynote speech at TechEd North America in Orlando, Microsoft officials outlined a series of reasons for enterprises to seriously consider upgrading to Windows 8, which is expected to be commercially available before the end of this year. About 10,000 IT pros are attending this year's conference.

 

However, analysts at Gartner, IDC and other IT research firms have expressed skepticism that IT departments will embark on wholesale Windows 8 upgrades, since many companies have just finished, or are in the midst of, upgrading to Windows 7 from Windows XP.

 

The new Windows 8 Metro interface, designed primarily for touch-based screens used in tablet devices, has also been criticized in pre-release versions as not being optimized for workplace productivity. Windows 8 will also feature a traditional Windows 7-like interface, but some testers have said that toggling between the two is inconvenient and clunky.

 

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