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From precious photos to important work documents, a computer’s hard drive typically contains heaps of priceless data.  That’s why losing everything in the hard drive is a great fear for many—especially those who haven’t taken precautions to back their files … Continue reading

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Image courtesy of Flickr user indi.ca Fake AVs have been tormenting PC owners for years.  And they have now finally made their way to the Mac. A fake antivirus designed to look like a real Mac OS X application emerged … Continue reading

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Image via Flickr user alancleaver_2000 According to some security experts, Lizamoon is the most successful SQL injection attack ever witnessed.  During its short lifespan it has already compromised hundreds of thousands of websites.  While reports vary on the number of … Continue reading

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A recent malware episode in the UK serves as an important reminder that malware can even infect prominent, presumably trustworthy websites.  Tens of thousands of people in the UK are thought to have fallen victim to the malware attack.

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Antivirus.NET may sound like a legitimate website or program, but it’s far from it.  It’s essentially a newer version of previous rogue anti-virus software such as Antivirus Scan, Antispyware Soft, and AV Security Suite.  The first reports of Antivirus.NET surfaced … Continue reading

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Antivirus protection is a necessity for anyone who is digitally active. Cybercriminals, ever the opportunists, understand this need and have come up with yet another way to steal your cash – using malware that poses as antivirus software. This type … Continue reading

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Fake antivirus software accounts for 15 percent of all malware on the web, according to a study recently released by Google. From January 2009 to February 2010, researchers for the search engine analyzed 240 million webpages and found more than … Continue reading

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Porn clips are everywhere! But then again, rogue antivirus software are everywhere too. The fake video codec tactic targets unsuspecting users wanting to view the adult videos purportedly being hosted in the malicious website: hxxp://porntube2000.com Clicking on one of the … Continue reading

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