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New “Super Cookies” Can Track You in Incognito Mode

Jan 6th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New “Super Cookies” Can Track You in Incognito Mode

If you’re like most people, then you use Chrome’s Incognito Mode whenever you’re engaging in activities you don’t want other people to know about – like planning surprise parties. If you like surprise parties as much as I do, then I have some bad news for you: new “Super Cookies” have been developed that can track you even when you’re using Incognito Mode and other private brows

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Beware of WTF Malware Targeting Steam Users

Jan 5th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Beware of WTF Malware Targeting Steam Users

Steam is the world’s most popular PC gaming platform. Over the past few weeks, Steam users have been bombarded by a weird malware dubbed “WTF”. The malware is appropriately named: during the attack, one of your infected friends will send you a message saying “WTF?” followed by a link to a file which appears to be a JPEG. The convincing message looks like something one of your frien

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CryptoWall Isn’t Disappearing: It’s becoming Stronger

Jan 2nd 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

In 2014, CryptoLocker terrorized our computers with horrific ransomware. Then, after CryptoLocker was shut down, CryptoWall was released, which terrorized our computers even more. At first, CryptoWall looked like it would be a shoddy knockoff version of CryptoLocker. It had serious vulnerabilities which made it easy to defeat: even if you didn’t pay the $200 ransom. But instead of dying of

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Hackers Leak 13,000 Amazon, Walmart, and Brazzers Passwords Online

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

Hackers Leak 13,000 Amazon, Walmart, and Brazzers Passwords Online

Every week, it seems like we’re telling you about some new hacking attack where thousands of passwords were leaked online. This week is no exception: 13,000 Amazon, Walmart, and Brazzers passwords have been leaked online over the past few days, and users are already reporting mysterious purchases appearing on their accounts. Hackers claim to be affiliated with Anonymous. Over the past week, t

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Top 5 Worst Software Exploits of 2014

Dec 26th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Top 5 Worst Software Exploits of 2014

2014 was a surprisingly bad year for software exploits. Systems that we thought were impenetrable – like Open SSL – showed some huge weaknesses. Hackers took full advantage of these weaknesses and dealt some major damage. Without further ado, here are the top 5 worst software exploits of 2014: 5) Heartbleed Heartbleed sounds like a type of heart disease. But it’s not. Heartbleed was a d

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Why You Should Clear Cookies Before Logging Into Google or Facebook

Dec 24th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Why You Should Clear Cookies Before Logging Into Google or Facebook

If you’re like most people, then you log into Facebook or Google a few times per day. Or maybe you’re constantly logged in. Whatever the case may be, a new security report has emphasized the importance of clearing cookies before you log into online services like Google or Facebook. Why is deleting your cookies so important? Let’s find out. Facebook and Google Collect Anonymous Data About

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Learn About the Phishing Scam That Penetrated Wall Street and Could Probably Trick You Too

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

Learn About the Phishing Scam That Penetrated Wall Street and Could Probably Trick You Too

One of the best parts about phishing scams is that they’re easy to stop. You’ll see a story on the internet about how some “Nigerian prince” swindled some idiot in a developed country out of thousands of dollar. You laugh and think, “Haha! There’s no way I’m dumb enough to fall for a phishing attack like that. How are people so dumb and I am so smart?” Well, I’ve got some b

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Top 4 PC Security Predictions for 2015

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

2015 is just around the corner and that means a whole new range of PC security problems. What kind of unique security challenges will 2015 bring us? What can we expect – and how can we prepare – for the upcoming onslaught of viruses and malware? Here are the top 4 computer security predictions for 2015 that have a high likelihood of coming true: 4) Mobile exploits will continue to grow in

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Study Shows Using Expired Antivirus Software is Just as Unsafe as Using No Antivirus Software

Nov 18th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

If you’re like many PC users, then you received free antivirus software when you first purchased your PC. Over the months, that antivirus repeatedly bothered you, begging you to upgrade to a premium subscription. You repeatedly denied that request, and now you’re left with outdated antivirus software. You may think, “Hey, using some antivirus software is better than using no software a

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New ‘Dridex’ Malware is Attacking PCs Around the World Using Microsoft Word

Nov 5th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New ‘Dridex’ Malware is Attacking PCs Around the World Using Microsoft Word

A new malware called Dridex is making its way around the world this week. Dridex uses a decade-old technique to infiltrate your PC and steal your online banking credentials. As with all online banking malware, Dridex has the potential to do a lot of damage. The malware installs itself through a macro buried inside a Microsoft Word document. That Word document features a spam email message. Wha

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