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New Malware Infects European ATMs, Giving Criminals Easy Access to Cash

Oct 8th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Malware Infects European ATMs, Giving Criminals Easy Access to Cash

Some malware slows down your PC. Other malware steals all the money from your local bank. Today, we’re talking about the latter kind of malware. A group of European criminals recently rooted dozens of ATMs, giving themselves free access to the cash within. Kaspersky and Interpol released a joint statement earlier this week describing the new ATM-targeting malware. That malware is called Ty

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5 Things You Need to Know About the Shellshock Exploit

Oct 6th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

5 Things You Need to Know About the Shellshock Exploit

A few weeks ago, “Shellshock” was simply a psychological reaction to intense combat activity. But since September, Shellshock has been known as something totally different. Shellshock is a software exploit that is terrorizing the world and causing companies across the globe to panic about security. What is Shellshock and should you be worried? Here are 5 things you need to know about fal

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Microsoft Destroys Its Cloud Competitors By Offering 30GB of Free Storage Space to Mobile Users

Sep 23rd 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Microsoft Destroys Its Cloud Competitors By Offering 30GB of Free Storage Space to Mobile Users

Begun, the cloud wars have The cloud storage wars have been underway for the past few years, but in 2014, they’ve heated up to supernova-like levels. Dropbox – the industry veteran with years of experience and millions of happy customers  - is facing stiff competition from companies like Microsoft and Apple with billions of dollars to throw around. Today, Microsoft waved those billions

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Six Months After Its “Death” Windows XP Users Refuse to Switch: But Is It Safe?

Sep 19th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Six Months After Its “Death” Windows XP Users Refuse to Switch: But Is It Safe?

Six months ago, on April 8, 2014, Microsoft effectively pulled the plug on Windows XP. Microsoft announced they would no longer create security updates for their decade-plus old operating system. April 8, 2014, was the date of the last Windows XP security update. Since that date, Windows XP has been floating through the dangers of the internet unprotected. New threats have arisen and Windows

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ESPN Faces Backlash After Saying eSports Aren’t Real Sports

Sep 6th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

ESPN Faces Backlash After Saying eSports Aren’t Real Sports

eSports have faced an uphill battle to claw their way into the public’s eye. Since the early 2000s, eSports has constantly been growing. But since the release of Dota 2 and League of Legends, eSports has exploded with growth. The International Dota 2 Championships took place in July 2014. $10 million in prize money was up for grabs. Valve partnered with ESPN to air the tournament across it

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Top 5 Most Popular Facebook Scams and How to Avoid Them

Sep 1st 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Top 5 Most Popular Facebook Scams and How to Avoid Them

Almost everyone has Facebook these days. While Facebook’s popularity among young people is plummeting, it remains a popular platform for people of all ages – and all intelligence levels. That’s why Facebook is one of the biggest targets for online scams. Today, I’m going to show you the most popular Facebook scams out there today and explain exactly how you can avoid those scams: 5)

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Chinese Hackers Steal 4.5 Million American Health Care Records: Here’s What They’re Doing With Them

Aug 25th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Chinese Hackers Steal 4.5 Million American Health Care Records: Here’s What They’re Doing With Them

Last week, Chinese hackers stole an astonishing 4.5 million health care records from American patients. Those records were stolen from patients of Community Health Systems and it’s one of many health industry hacking thefts that have occurred in recent months. Why do Chinese hackers want your health care records? What are they going to do with those records? More importantly, should you ac

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Good News! Cryptolocker Victims Can Now Retrieve their Encrypted Files for Free

Aug 10th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Between 2013 and 2014, Cryptolocker infected millions of computers across the world. Cryptolocker encrypted users’ files and then demanded a ransom to regain access to those files. That ransom started at $400 and rose to $600 within hours of the initial infection. You could remove Cryptolocker from your system without paying the ransom, but you could not retrieve your files without enterin

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Phishing Campaign Revealed After 5 Years of Tricking Computer Users with “HR”-Style Emails

Jul 27th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Phishing Campaign Revealed After 5 Years of Tricking Computer Users with “HR”-Style Emails

Phishing is one of the deadliest PC threats out there today. Phishing involves tricking someone into divulging personal information – like account usernames or passwords. Today’s best phishers are trained professionals with decades of experience luring people online. They know exactly how to trick people, misdirect them, and extract the information they need. That’s what makes them so

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Lecpetex” Virus Infects Over 250,000 Facebook Users to Mine Litecoins

Jul 9th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Lecpetex” Virus Infects Over 250,000 Facebook Users to Mine Litecoins

Virtual currency mining has led to a surge in viruses over the past few years. Today’s viruses infect computers and then use the processing power of those computers to mine Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, and other virtual currencies. Facebook’s security team recently discovered a virus called Lecpetex which infected over 250,000 computers around the world. Approximately 50,000 Facebook accoun

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