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Intel wants to make PC passwords a thing of the past

Sep 15th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Intel wants to make PC passwords a thing of the past

Who knew passwords were such an annoyance? Over the last few years, more and more hardware manufacturers have made an effort to remove the password from our daily lives. The iPhone has its ‘swipe’ command instead of a lock screen, while Windows 8 has its unique touch commands, both of which make typing in a password a problem of the past. Intel wants to be the next company to jump on board

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Could Helium be the secret to faster hard drives?

Sep 14th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Could Helium be the secret to faster hard drives?

Computer technology is expanding on a near-daily basis. Every year, hard drive storage space and speed rises while prices continue to drop. That means consumers are able to buy faster computers at lower prices. Today, a computer storage technology company called HGST announced that it had perfected a new helium-filled hard drive. Helium, due to its low density, is an ideal medium that can fit i

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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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How to avoid eye strain at your PC

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How to avoid eye strain at your PC

Today, computers are a ubiquitous part of our lives. Computers improve our lives in countless ways, but they’ve also led to some major health problems. Along with carpal tunnel syndrome and other small joint problems, more and more computer users around the world are developing eye strain problems. If you want to keep your good vision for years into the future, then you’ll want to learn how

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Millions of GoDaddy sites taken down by single hacker

Sep 12th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Millions of GoDaddy sites taken down by single hacker

Earlier this week, millions of GoDaddy sites from around the world were taken down. The attack was initially attributed to well-known hacking groups like Anonymous, although nobody stepped up to claim responsibility for the attack. Today, one Twitter user stepped up to take responsibility for the attack. @AnonymousOwn3r has been answering questions about the attack all day. He initially tweeted

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Taliban is using hot girls on Facebook to lure enemy soldiers – what?

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

Taliban is using hot girls on Facebook to lure enemy soldiers – what?

In one of the stranger news stories to emerge this week, Australia’s Daily Telegraph is reporting that soldiers in Afghanistan are facing a new threat when it comes to fighting the Taliban. Instead of attacking soldiers with IEDs and AK47s, the Taliban are apparently trying to conquer a new battlefield: Facebook. The story isn’t as crazy as you may think, and it’s actually quite a clever

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1 million Apple IDs stolen from app developer, not FBI

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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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Toys R Us announces tablet for kids

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Toys R Us announces tablet for kids

Tablet computers are changing the world every day. However, most tablet computers are geared towards hip, technology-oriented adults. However, the “tablets for kids” market hasn’t been totally ignored, and parents who are interested in teaching their kids about technology have several different options on the market. Well, the kids tablet computer market is about to become a little more d

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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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