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Some computers infected with malware out of the box

Sep 13th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Some computers infected with malware out of the box

If you purchased a new computer and it’s not running as fast as you would like, then it might not be your fault. In fact, a new report by Microsoft’s security team has shown that some PCs are infected with malware right out of the box. Although these types of virus problems are rare, they’re not as rare as they were several years ago. According to the investigation, various computers deli

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1 million Apple IDs stolen from app developer, not FBI

Sep 11th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

1 million Apple IDs stolen from app developer, not FBI

One of the biggest news stories of last week was that 1 million Apple IDs had been stolen from an FBI agent’s computer. This set off a flurry of questions, like “what is the FBI doing with that many Apple IDs?” or “How did these Apple IDs get leaked in the first place?” This week, more information has been leaked about the theft of these Apple IDs. First, the IDs were released by a gr

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More research being done on origins of Shamoon computer virus

Sep 10th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

More research being done on origins of Shamoon computer virus

A few weeks ago, the Shamoon computer virus was attacking oil and gas operations throughout the Middle East. The virus complicated operations at some facilities and sabotaged other parts of the company. The virus disappeared as quickly as it arrived, but that doesn’t mean Middle Eastern oil companies are ready to forget about it. Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s largest oil company, was most af

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Operation Aurora hackers continue to chip away at corporate defence networks

Sep 9th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Operation Aurora hackers continue to chip away at corporate defence networks

Do you remember Operation Aurora? A few years ago, a team of hackers operating under the name ‘Aurora’ targeted – and compromised – the security networks of some of America’s largest corporations. Those corporations included Google, defense contractors, and other giants. Despite early reports that the hacking group had disappeared, it appears to still be going strong. Today, the hacke

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12 million Apple IDs stolen from FBI computer

Sep 4th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

12 million Apple IDs stolen from FBI computer

Data leaks have become increasingly common in recent years. From Nvidia to LinkedIn, many major companies have struggled to lock down the private data stored on their databases. The main culprits are hacking groups – many of which make it their goal to target the data inside vulnerable databases. Apple is one company that has struggled to maintain the security of its users. Just a few months

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Valve entering hardware market

Sep 3rd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Valve entering hardware market

Every PC gamer has heard of Valve, the well-known (and well-loved) creator of classic games like Team Fortress 2 and Half Life. Valve also operates Steam, the world’s most popular online PC gaming distribution platform. However, it will soon be time to add another title to Valve’s record: “hardware manufacturer.” That’s right, Valve is preparing to enter the hardware market. Early rep

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Recent security problems suggest age of Java might be over

Sep 2nd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Recent security problems suggest age of Java might be over

Java has been facing an increasing number of security problems in recent years. One security hole discovered last week allowed hackers to install dangerous rootkits onto a user’s computer. Although that problem has since been patched by Oracle, some are calling it ‘the finger in the dam’ when it comes to Java problems. In other words, Java might be such a fundamentally unsecure platform t

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Will optical disc drives soon be a thing of the past?

Aug 27th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Will optical disc drives soon be a thing of the past?

Today, most computers and laptops have a disc drive of some sort. You might even have a Blu-Ray player on your PC. At the very least, you likely have a CD/DVD drive. This drive can be used to install programs, read data from a disc, and play movies, music, or games over your computer. However, PCs with optical disc drives could soon be a thing of the past. A few years ago, basically every new P

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What does the Apple v. Samsung verdict mean for you?

Aug 26th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

What does the Apple v. Samsung verdict mean for you?

We couldn’t call ourselves a technology blog if we didn’t comment on one of the biggest tech stories of the year – the fact that Apple beat Samsung in a multibillion dollar copyright infringement settlement in South Korea this past week. The South Korean jury ruled in favor of Apple in overwhelming fashion, awarding the creator of the iPhone and iPad a whopping $1.05 billion in damages. S

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Lenovo adds further mystery to Microsoft Surface pricing

Aug 17th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Lenovo adds further mystery to Microsoft Surface pricing

A few days ago, the tech world was abuzz with news that Microsoft would be pricing its Surface tablet at a below-cost price of $199. While that rumor has not yet been confirmed or denied, Lenovo released another tidbit of information about the Surface’s pricing scheme today. Lenovo claims that the Windows RT tablets will cost $300 less than the Windows 8 tablets. That’s a massive difference

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