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New Malware Is Attacking US Energy and Power Facilities

Jan 25th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Malware Is Attacking US Energy and Power Facilities

How frightening would it be if one day, the entire North American power grid suddenly went offline? That prospect is a long ways from reality, but ever since a string of malware attacks on public utilities were discovered this past week, people have been on edge. The malware attacked two US power companies. And it didn’t just target individual computers and look for banking information or oth

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PC antivirus software maker John McAfee wanted for murder

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

PC antivirus software maker John McAfee wanted for murder

We don’t usually cover stories about murder charges in Belize, but this case is unique. This past weekend, computer antivirus pioneer John McAfee allegedly murdered a man in Belize. That man was American Gregory Paul, who was shot and killed inside his home on the island of Ambergris Caye. According to Gizmodo, McAfee had recently become involved with the drug trade and Russian mafia in Beliz

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Watch out for zombie browsers

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

Watch out for zombie browsers

When you hear the word ‘zombie’ you might think of The Walking Dead, Left 4 Dead, Call of Duty, or one of dozens of other zombie related TV shows and video games out today. But what you might not consider is that there could be a zombie right in front of you – and that zombie could be your internet browser. Don’t laugh us off just yet! Zombie internet browsers are a real thing. And acco

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Are you the victim of a data breach? You could receive compensation

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

Are you the victim of a data breach? You could receive compensation

We’ve grown sick and tired about covering data leaks by new companies every week. After all, data leaks and security breaches have become frighteningly common for today’s corporations. Every week, there seems to be some new story about a company losing access to vital consumer data. And that makes us (and most people) extremely uncomfortable. Fortunately, victims of data breaches might soon

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Mac viruses becoming such a major problem that human rights groups are warning of attacks

Oct 8th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Mac viruses becoming such a major problem that human rights groups are warning of attacks

An interesting article appeared on the Forbes.com website today. The article discussed the increasing problem of Mac viruses. Over the past few years, as Macs have become more popular, more and more Mac users have been targeted by hackers, viruses, and other malware attacks. But the problem is becoming so serious that a human rights group is warning Mac users to protect themselves with security

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Chinese hackers attacking US government computers

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

Chinese hackers attacking US government computers

It’s becoming increasingly apparent that the next war might be fought on virtual battlefields as opposed to physical ones. Today, the White House revealed that government servers had recently experienced a concentrated hacking attack from China. Frighteningly enough, the affected servers included ones used by the military for nuclear commands. According to a blog called Free Beacon, the attac

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New report suggests overwhelming majority of data leaks are caused by employees

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

New report suggests overwhelming majority of data leaks are caused by employees

When a company gets hacked, it’s easy for the public to picture a heist of James Bond-esque proportions. In reality, a new report suggests most corporate data leaks are nowhere near that exciting. The study involved 7,000 IT professionals and employees from across North America and Europe. Participants were asked why data breaches had occurred. 31% of respondents said data leaks were caused b

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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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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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