Protecting Your Mac in 2014
Feb26

Protecting Your Mac in 2014

One reason consumers buy Mac computers is they’ve been less vulnerable to viruses and other types of malicious programs in the past. That doesn’t mean they’re completely safe, however, or that they’ll be less vulnerable in the future. When Mac was launched 30 years ago, there was no reason for concern about viruses on the Mac. Now, you also had a 400kb floppy drive, no world wide web, and a 9 inch greyscale screen so...

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New Microsoft Update Patches Big Hole
Nov11

New Microsoft Update Patches Big Hole

Microsoft launched an update Tuesday to patch about fifteen holes in Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server and Office. While most of the patches are related to various Word and Excel, or Windows Server issues, a critical vulnerability was found within the Windows OS kernel – a fairly rare occurrence. The Big Hole The Windows kernel is the core of the operating system and the flaw is related to how embedded font files are...

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Why Twitter Links Should Scare You
Oct29

Why Twitter Links Should Scare You

26% of Twitter messages contain links, half of which are from spammers and lead to malicious websites. With only 140 characters per Twitter message, it makes sense to shorten URLs and leave characters to say what you have to say. But with shortened URLs you have no idea what your final web destination will be. A spreader of malware and malicious websites couldn’t be happier! Malicious Links in Abundance Researchers at Kaspersky...

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For Scareware, Every Day is Halloween
Oct27

For Scareware, Every Day is Halloween

Halloween is all about tricks, treats and pretending to be something your not. Scareware must think every day is Halloween. Computer experts are reporting that scareware is on the rise. Scareware – a sneaky hacker technique used to steal personal information and spread viruses – is being found in more and more places online and even on trusted sites, like the New York Times. “The recent scareware attacks are cropping...

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Clampi Trojan Virus Attacks the World of Online Banking
Oct22

Clampi Trojan Virus Attacks the World of Online Banking

July 2009 not only brought the hopes of fun summer activities, but it also brought the new vicious Trojan virus called Clampi. Clampi is a newly sophisticated virus designed to attack online banking systems. And unlike most Trojan viruses this virus can be picked up from trusted sites like blogs, online magazines, search engines and mainstream news websites, not just gambling and pornography sites. It also is only designed to attack...

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Celebrity Web Sites a Source of Photos, Ringtones and . . . Malware
Sep04

Celebrity Web Sites a Source of Photos, Ringtones and . . . Malware

Consumers’ obsession with celebrity news and culture is harmless in theory, but one bad download can cause a lot of damage to a computer. —Jeff Green, McAfee, Inc. Jessica Biel Sites Are #1 for Malware Internet security company, McAfee, Inc. has just released its yearly update of most dangerous celebrity web sites for online threats such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, and viruses. In the survey, web searches for actress, Jessica...

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