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Image via Flickr user Marjan Krebelj Lately we’ve been inundated with headlines of identity theft, hacked financial institutions, and general digital insecurity. It’s enough to ask why software developers can’t create the perfect code; code without vulnerabilities or room for … Continue reading

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Events like the recent spat of earthquakes and hurricanes in the United States inspire curiosity, especially when it’s so easy to find information these days. However, any time there’s a topic with a high volume of search traffic, cybercriminals swoop in … Continue reading

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If you didn’t get to your computer during spring cleaning, now’s the time to get organized. Don’t know where to start? Read below for a few pointers: 1. First, delete any unnecessary items. The more programs and files you have … Continue reading

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For most people, their hard drive is like their brain – it’s often slow, cobwebby, and has to catch up to what’s going on around it. Every once in a while it stops working altogether and you have to get … Continue reading

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Phishing scams are becoming more common with the universal spread of social media. One recent victim was a journalist, who used the incident to educate the rest of us (link). Twitter is by far the most fertile ground, due to the … Continue reading

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We all worry about the security of our data.  (And if you don’t, you probably should!)  The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse reported last year that the past 5 years have brought over a thousand data breaches in the United States alone, which … Continue reading

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USB drives and external hard drives are useful tools for backing up data or transporting files from one computer to another. Yet research shows that many people are careless with these devices. A study conducted in London and New York … Continue reading

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Author: Alan  Lee – PC Tools malware research team Antimalware Doctor is a rogue security application that attempts to entice victims to pay for malware removal by falsely detecting malware on infected computers. Antimalware Doctor belongs to a family of … Continue reading

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Author: Alan  Lee – PC Tools malware research team Antivirus 2010 Security Centre is a rogue security application which uses fake detections to entice infected users to pay for the application which does not function or remove malware as intended. … Continue reading

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Email-Worm.Imsolk is a worm that propagates via email, removable drives and network shares. It sends emails containing a malicious download link to email addresses harvested from the infected machine. The worm targets recipients from contacts found in the Outlook Address … Continue reading

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In a previous post, the concept of spear-phishing was introduced. Its more common relative, phishing, is one of the most notorious online security threats. Phishing refers to an attempt by a hacker to obtain confidential information about a user through … Continue reading

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According to a report released by Symantec early this year, 75% of businesses were cyber-attacked in 2009. Although the report covered general trends (see some statistics below), an article from the San Francisco Chronicle shed some light on how this … Continue reading

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Surfing the web without any kind of protection is akin to diving into bloody, great white shark-infested waters without a cage. Yes, the internet is a fantastic world of instant satisfaction that most of us can’t live without, but if … Continue reading

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Fanáticos del futból han viajado de todas partes del mundo para reunirse en Sur Africa este verano a ver la Copa Mundial de Futból. La emocion del Mundial ha sido tremenda, pero los aficionados tienen que tener mucho cuidado—criminales cibernéticos … Continue reading

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Open up the wireless network manager on your laptop and chances are you’ll come across a string of available networks, most secured, but a couple not. In a pinch—you just need to check your email really quickly—you might select one … Continue reading

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Soccer fans from across the globe will convene in South Africa this summer to attend the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Excitement for the event is gearing up, but fans should be warned that they aren’t the only ones looking forward … Continue reading

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The ease of online shopping makes it an alluring option for any consumer. Why fight the crowds and lines of busy stores when you can purchase your desired product with just a few simple clicks? Yet, sending your sensitive payment … 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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