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Secure Message Scam Targets Victims in Email Malware Attack We all hate getting spam -- unwanted junk email -- in our email inboxes, but in this case, it's not just unsolicited ads clogging your inbox, it's a vicious virus attack. [caption id="attachment_1694" align="aligncenter" width="300"] An example of the secure message scam email, care of NakedSecurity.[/caption] A new twist on an old scam has...

Oracle Patch Eliminates Java Exploit Being Used to Install FBI Virus Good news! Oracle has released a patch to update Java. This update will fix the vulnerability that was being used to install the Reveton Ransomware (aka FBI Virus) on unsuspecting users' computers. Simply follow the instructions on the Java installer page to get the latest version of Java installed on your...

Java Exploit Infects Computers with FBI Virus According to a blog post on Malware Bytes' website, there's a new Java exploit that is being used to infect computers with the infamous FBI virus. The suggested solution is to disable Java. We have links to instructions on how to disable Java listed below. [UPDATE - 1/13/2013 - The latest version of Java eliminates...

A warm welcome to our latest web hosting clients, Antipode! We love sharing news about new clients who have decided to make NEPA Geeks their web-hosting home. For example, the latest clients to settle-in and set up shop with NEPA Geeks are Antipode -- a troupe of geek belly dancers from State College, PA. From their site: Antipode is a geek belly dancing...

NEPA Geeks PC repair business mentioned in the local news It's always great to hear good feedback on our little PC repair business up here in Mountain Top, but this recent article in the January 2nd edition of The Mountain Top Eagle blew us away! I took a picture of the print article (as seen below) but you can read the whole...

Watch out for DNS Services Invoice Scam Have you recently received an invoice from a company called DNS Services charging you for "DNS backup services?" Be warned, it's not an invoice, it's a solicitation from DNS Services. A client recently sent us a copy of an "invoice" he received from DNS Services -- DNSsvc.com, a DNS backup provider. Take a look at...

iPhone's Do Not Disturb not turning off? Not getting notifications on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch today? Wondering what the little moon icon on your status bar means? Read on. If you noticed that iPhone's Do Not Disturb won't turn off after January 1st, 2013, you aren't alone. This morning, I noticed that the crescent moon "do not disturb" icon on my...

Paying invoices just got easier with Square Wallet NEPA Geeks is proud to announce that we are now capable of accepting payments with Square Wallet. [caption id="attachment_1612" align="alignright" width="240"] Square Wallet payments now accepted at NEPA Geeks[/caption] What is Square Wallet? Square Wallet is an application that runs on your smartphone. It stores all of your credit card information and allows you to make...

Give the gift of healthy computing with NEPA Geeks Gift Certificates! [caption id="attachment_1579" align="alignright" width="403"] Mr. T. Claus says, "I pity da foo' who don't buy NEPA Geeks' Gift Certificates for their loved ones this year! Ain't dat right, Nancy Reagan?"[/caption] With roughly 17 days left until Christmas, you might be trying to square away a few of those hard to buy...

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are having a tiff about who gets to see your pictures. [caption id="attachment_1566" align="aligncenter" width="453"] When social networking sites fight, users lose.[/caption] There's a reason your Instagram photos aren't showing up properly on Twitter today. The New York Times goes into the details of the story, but the basic idea is that, ever since Facebook bought Instagram, the relationship...