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Local TV newscast affected by malware: Are you vulnerable too?

Written by Marc Chouinard on . Posted in Industry News

On Twitter this morning I got a direct message from a local News Director, but it was a bit too friendly :

After few minutes, I found out that a few other members of the same TV News channel were infected. I’m still not sure if it came from a third party application, a mobile device or PC.

Tweetbuzz.us is now reporting 1763 tweets about news3channelz[dot]com (as of the time this blog was written).

My advice: stay away from those “all-in-one” social applications and always download official applications, even if they’re not really optimal most of the time smile.

And don’t forget the basic rules:  always run AV software, and don’t ever give full permission to anyone on Facebook or any other social media site.

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Marc Chouinard

Marc Chouinard

Marc Chouinard is an expert’s expert who has more than 15 years of IT experience. As Head of a Security Operations Team, he is always available, responding 24/7 to new threats: “Sleeping is a waste of time!” A natural fixer of broken things, he has an uncommon approach to problem solving and a phenomenal (some say scary) memory for numbers. Non-technical individuals might refer to what Marc does as IT Voodoo. Oh, and did we mention he has a great sense of humor too?

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