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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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As people look for information or video online, it’s important that they understand that cyber-criminals may be using this opportunity to find more victims. This is just another example of how cybercriminals capitalize on global events or major news stories … 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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Imagine you received the following email: Subject: Here you have Hello: This is The Document I told you about, you can find it Here. (malicious link) Please check it and reply as soon as possible. Cheers, If you received the … 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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Spammers have found a way to circumvent spam filters – by replicating Gmail address templates. As a result, Gmail.com has become the most abused domain name. According to an article on NetworkWorld, only one percent of Gmail spam emails are … Continue reading

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Cybercriminals these days are not merely hackers looking to tap into your email account; they have evolved into sophisticated crooks who take advantage of any opportunity to set their traps. Not surprisingly, major global events, such as the Olympics or … Continue reading

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In this growing age of iPhones accompanying silverware at the dinner table and Blackberrys being a table ornament at most business meetings, the question arises of the security of such devices. The rapidly growing demographic of Smartphone and PDA users … 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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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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