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As cybersecurity concerns increasingly become front-page news, there is a burgeoning effort to combat cyberattacks with the same defensive tactics employed in traditional warfare. There is, however, a novel complication—finding the attackers in the first place—but should security efforts concentrate … Continue reading

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Combine the social nature of chat rooms with the whims of fate in Roulette and you have Chatroulette, the recent brainchild of 17-year old Andrew Ternovskiy. Tapping into the public’s love of novelty, exhibitionism, and quick fixes of entertainment, Chatroulette … Continue reading

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Don’t let cybercriminals steal your hard-earned cash! Anyone with an email account is aware of the common dangers and general annoyance factor associated with spam emails, so we all know to avoid obvious tricks, such as messages touting extreme product … Continue reading

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By Mylene Villacorte – PCTools Malware Research Team Pursuant to the classic rouge security application modus operandi, Antivirus IS takes advantage of computer users’ fear and paranoia of getting infected by a worm or Trojan in order to persuade them … Continue reading

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There are many dangers lurking online – from identity theft to malicious software. Yet, many might not immediately think about the threats that can come from one’s own peers. Cyberbullying is a problem that affects nearly half of American teenagers, … Continue reading

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With each new cybersecurity report and study, it appears that every variety of cybercrime is increasing at an unstoppable rate – from a surge in banking trojans to an increase in the production of malware. Yet, despite these grim statistics, … Continue reading

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In the most controversial information leak in recent history, international whistleblower website WikiLeaks recently released 75,000 formerly unavailable U.S. military reports detailing the war in Afghanistan. Most of the posted information consists of reports radioed in from the front line. … Continue reading

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While some online users may think that choosing an unsecured WiFi network at a coffee shop or friend’s apartment is a harmless endeavor, there are, in fact, many dangers linked to this kind of risky behavior. An unsecured WiFi network … Continue reading

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Most computer users don’t think twice about opening their chosen web browser and searching, exploring and clicking their way to a wealth of information. But how often do you think about how safe the communication portal is? Browsers of all … Continue reading

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The main difference between free antivirus products and purchased antivirus products lies in level of protection. Free antivirus products only protect against previously known threats – a good starting point, but one that might be trouble if you are a … Continue reading

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Malware Warning What is Clickjacking?  The newest Facebook threat tricks users into “liking” a page within Facebook, then suggests that page to your friends.  The “liked” page may contain malicious links to non-secure sites outside of Facebook.  It also damages … Continue reading

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Online users are more concerned about their personal security than the internet security of their companies, according to a recent survey. The study, featuring 1600 workers in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, illustrated how employees across the … Continue reading

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Analyzing Trends from the Internet Crime Complaint Center’s 2009 Annual Report A recent report by internet security company Symantec has been widely publicized for the implications it presents for residents of certain US cities. After analyzing factors such as risky … Continue reading

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