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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Holiday Shopping Options (Local and Online)

During the upcoming holiday shopping days, we encourage folks to shop locally as much as possible. The Daily Press has a local shopping section and a local business directory that may be useful.

If you are looking for a new computer, laptop, or similar device, consider contacting one or more of the local computer shops in the area (click here).

However, even with the many excellent local shopping options, sometimes it’s nice to avoid crowds and traffic, by purchasing some items online.

Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer, will be running various deals in the coming days and weeks. You can search for an item you are looking for by using the search box (below), the search box on the Widomaker members web page (http://home.widomaker.com/), or by browsing Amazon.com’s web site.

Additionally, with a free trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch TV and movies online (click here for details).

Shopping online at Amazon.com is fast and easy. Just click the image below, or use the search box to find something on your shopping list.

US-CERT Alert: CryptoLocker Ransomware Infections

US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) has released an alert regarding a malicious program called, “CryptoLocker”.

US-CERT is aware of a malware campaign that surfaced in 2013 and is associated with an increasing number of ransomware infections. CryptoLocker is a new variant of ransomware that restricts access to infected computers and demands the victim provide a payment to the attackers in order to decrypt and recover their files. As of this time, the primary means of infection appears to be phishing emails containing malicious attachments.

Please review the full alert at the following link…

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA13-309A

Additional information can be found in the CryptoLocker Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ by bleepingcomputer.com at the following link…

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/cryptolocker-ransomware-information

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