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Online identity theft market heating up

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

Online identity theft market heating up

The PC security industry is having a bad year. After several major virus scares, millions of stolen passwords, and countless other security issues, the world of computer security took another hit today. A recent study revealed that personal data companies are willing to pay more money for your personal information than ever before. It’s normal for some organizations to know a little bit about

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This is weird: ‘Gibberish’ virus wreaking havoc on world’s printers

Jun 25th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

This is weird: ‘Gibberish’ virus wreaking havoc on world’s printers

Of all the parts of your computer to be affected by a virus, you might not think about your printer. However, a new gibberish-producing virus is doing just that. The virus, called “Trojan.Millicenso”, has infected thousands of office printers from all over the world. After infecting a computer, the Millicenso virus opens up a horrendous number of ad-infected webpages before forcing your pri

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No website is safe: MLB.com ensnares visitors with fake antivirus software

Jun 24th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

No website is safe: MLB.com ensnares visitors with fake antivirus software

In case you needed yet another reminder that the internet is a dangerous place, MLB.com is in hot water this week after advertisements on its website were found linking to bogus antivirus software. The ads in question were for luxury watches. After clicking on the advertisement, users were suddenly prompted with a virus warning. They were told that they only way to cure the infection was to dow

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Think your encrypted files are safe? Think again

Jun 20th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Think your encrypted files are safe? Think again

Bad news today for anybody who encrypts their files. A team of researchers in Japan has been able to crack 923-bit encryption – a feat previously thought to be impossible. The Japanese team, based out of Fujitsu Laboratories and Kyushu University, took just over 148 days to crack the 278 digit, 932-bit code. Sure, that may seem like a long-time, but it’s a new world record. The past record

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What is IPv6 and why should I care?

Jun 6th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

What is IPv6 and why should I care?

If you haven’t heard of IPv6, I don’t blame you. However, the launch of IPv6 today was huge news for the telecommunications industry and the internet in general. But what exactly is IPv6? And how will this affect me, the average internet user? Today, the internet serves approximately 2.5 billion people and can be found on about 11 billion devices around the world. When the framework for the

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Flame virus gets scarier every day – new information bout how it spreads

Jun 5th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Flame virus gets scarier every day – new information bout how it spreads

A few days ago it was revealed that the infamous Flame virus used bogus Microsoft Security Certificates in order to gain access to user’s computers. Users would accidentally download the file from a website, thinking it was something else. Then, before the users could suspect something was wrong, Microsoft would erroneously tell them that the file was safe and had been approved through their sec

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Are viruses and malware the future of warfare?

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

Are viruses and malware the future of warfare?

Dangerous viruses have been all over the news this past week. The Flame virus is wreaking havoc on computers across the Middle East. And, heating things up even further, a recent book alleges that Israel and the United States teamed up to create Flame’s predecessor, the Stuxnet virus, and that the Obama administration was largely responsible for the proliferation of that virus across Iran’s nu

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Is it possible to create an undetectable computer virus?

Jun 1st 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Is it possible to create an undetectable computer virus?

Ever since Flame was discovered earlier this week, PC security experts have been scratching their heads. Until recently the virus seemed to evade every single detection and removal effort launched its way. And, when the world’s best PC security companies work together to solve a problem and they still can’t figure out what to do, you know we’re in trouble. Ultimately, the whole situation

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Flame virus being called world’s most advanced malware

May 30th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Flame virus being called world’s most advanced malware

Just when you thought PC security was starting to become more advanced, another virus has to come along and destabilize that idea. Over the last week, more and more reports have surfaced about an incredibly powerful virus called Flame. As of now, Flame is mostly centered in the Middle East. However, several computers in North America and other parts of the world have also been exploited and it

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White House taking computer privacy seriously

May 29th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

White House taking computer privacy seriously

Everywhere you look, it seems like a new computer privacy story is being uncovered. Thousands of credit card data leaked one day, an entire company’s servers wiped out the next. But what can the average consumer do to protect themselves from such leaks? Well, fortunately, the White House has stepped up to protect PC users. Using a new consumer online privacy bill of rights, the U.S. Departmen

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