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In its third-quarter report, online security company McAfee said Wednesday that average daily malware growth has reached its highest level ever, with an average of 60,000 new ones identified each day.

Santa Clara-based McAfee (NYSE:MFE) said that is almost quadruple the 2007 amount.

At the same time, spam levels decreased in volume this quarter, both globally and in local geographies. Spam hit a two-year low this quarter.

Read more: Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal

We got a call from a client saying that a user couldn’t find his laptop and didn’t know if he lost it at the airport.  We confirmed he didn’t leave it in his car.  The good news is that about a month ago we had purchased LoJack for a few Laptops including his.

zooming-information 300 h212As the Underground Economy has grown and flourished, cybercriminals have developed new methods for tricking victims. Their scams are amazingly lucrative, with profits totaling in the billions per year. Many perpetrators hail from Eastern Europe where cybercrime is rampant and considered business as usual. Canadian pharmacy spam, fake antivirus and others are part of a well-organized business model based on the concept of affiliate networking.

network-switch-w300 h199It is mind boggling to think that copper, thanks to new generation DSL technologies is staying competitive with fiber and cable broadband. Today, a new breakthrough shows that it will only be a matter of time before DSL broadband crosses the 800 Mbps threshold. And while we wait for that massive speed bump, we are beginning to see the commercial availability of DSL that can deliver 100 Mbps.

When Windows 7 launched, Microsoft was almost apprehensive about trumpeting it too much. Following the Windows Vista debacle, Microsoft was understandably gun-shy about overt bragging that might come back to haunt them in some clever Apple marketing campaign. Fast forward a year, and Windows 7 is a phenomenal success that has eclipsed expectations, so why are you still using Windows XP?

Last week, we saw the re-emergence of another new trojan that is disguising itself as Microsoft’s no-cost antimalware program Microsoft Security Essentials. This imposter is known in the technical world of antimalware combat as “Win32/FakePAV”. FakePAV is a rogue that displays messages that imitate Microsoft Security Essentials threat reports in order to entice the user into downloading and paying for a rogue security scanner. The rogue persistently terminates numerous processes such as Windows Registry Editor, Internet Explorer, Windows Restore and other utilities and applications.

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We are very happy to have your company in place. Joel and Tony have been excellent. The Senior Management Team feels as though a great weight has been lifted from their shoulders and we are appreciative that our systems and software are in the hands of experts.

Our Yardi conversion was challenging. Hiring Nims and in turn working with Marco was the smartest thing we did to assist in this transition. His contribution was priceless. My staff and Board both agree it would have been a nightmare without Nims (Marco).

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We have been a client of Nims & Associates for over ten years. Chris has implemented and maintained our network for all of those years. As our network and our needs have changed and grown, Chris has provided excellent support to move us forward. Over the years I have come to know several of the…

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We are very satisfied with the professional demeanor of both Tessa and Michael and their willingness to go above and beyond the scope of their expectations to solve our computer-related issues. The immediate and personal attention we receive from Nims when our Firm has an IT issue is impressive, to…

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