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Even Smart PC Users Are Falling Victim to This Dropbox Phishing Attack

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

Even Smart PC Users Are Falling Victim to This Dropbox Phishing Attack

If you’re reading this blog, then I already know you’re a smart PC user. Most PC users don’t bother looking up PC tips online, or learning how to speed up and optimize their computers. But you do. Unfortunately, even smart PC users like you are falling for this latest phishing attack. This sophisticated attack uses Dropbox and a legitimate-looking domain to trick internet users into di

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Windows 10 Promises to “Raise the Security Bar” for Cybercriminals

Oct 29th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Windows 10 Promises to “Raise the Security Bar” for Cybercriminals

Microsoft is making a lot of promises with Windows 10. So far, a lot of those promises center around the idea that “It’s not Windows 8.” Earlier this week, Microsoft released a blog post explaining how Windows 10 will raise the security bar in an effort to combat cybercrime. That blog post was titled “Windows 10: Continuing to Raise the Security Bar for Cybercriminals.” In that

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Microsoft Now Offers Unlimited OneDrive Storage Space with Office 365 Subscription

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

Microsoft Now Offers Unlimited OneDrive Storage Space with Office 365 Subscription

One of the major benefits of Office 365 has been the 1TB of additional cloud storage space you get when you sign up. That’s why I now have a grand total of 1.03TB of OneDrive storage space. Well, I have some good news for any Office 365 subscribers just like me: Microsoft recently increased the amount of storage space from 1TB to…unlimited. That’s right: if you’re an Office 365 su

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Do You Actually Need a Strong Password?

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

Do You Actually Need a Strong Password?

Read any security blog on the internet today and they’ll tell you two things: 1) You need a really strong password with lots of upper/lower case letters, numbers, and special characters 2) You need a different one of these super-passwords for each and every website you use That seems a bit harsh: that’s a lot of crazy passwords to remember just to stay safe online. So do you really

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Where Did Malware Come From? Learn a Brief History of Malware [Infographic]

Oct 20th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Where Did Malware Come From? Learn a Brief History of Malware [Infographic]

Malware is one of the only real dangers of using a computer. Normally, sitting in an office chair staring at an LCD display isn’t hazardous to your health. But when it comes to malware, that’s not the case. Malware can take pictures of you at your computer. It can drain your bank account. It can steal your data and ruin your life. Malware is evil. But have you ever stopped to wonder wher

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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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