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Microsoft Security Essentials Fails Another AV-Test Certification

Jan 28th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Microsoft Security Essentials Fails Another AV-Test Certification

AV-Test has once again tested a range of popular antivirus products and Microsoft Security Essentials has once again failed the test. The German-based antivirus testing company released the results of its antivirus test pitting 28 popular programs against one another. Some of the software was free, while other software was paid. The software was tested using 153 pieces of zero-day malware (i

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Lizard Squad Hacks Malaysia Airlines Website, Posts 404 – Plane Not Found Error Message

Jan 26th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Lizard Squad Hacks Malaysia Airlines Website, Posts 404 – Plane Not Found Error Message

The Lizard Squad hacking crew seems to enjoy attention-grabbing attacks. After hacking PlayStation Network and Xbox Live on Christmas Day, Lizard Squad has attacked the Malaysian Airlines website and posted a disturbing message. For a few hours on Monday morning, the Malaysia Airlines website displayed the words “404 – Plane Not Found.” It also featured the words “ISIS Will Prevail” i

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Learn How This 7-Year Old Girl Hacked a Stranger’s Laptop Over Public Wi-Fi

Jan 20th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Learn How This 7-Year Old Girl Hacked a Stranger’s Laptop Over Public Wi-Fi

When we hear about the dangers of public Wi-Fi networks, most of us quickly become dismissive. “I’m smarter about PC security than the average person,” they say. “I’m very careful about which networks I connect to.” Well, a recent study from Virtual Private Network (VPN) HideMyAss.com may have you thinking differently. That “study “involved a seven-year old girl hacking in

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New Apple Malware Called “Undetectable and Unstoppable”

Jan 9th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Apple Malware Called “Undetectable and Unstoppable”

A new type of Apple malware is being called “undetectable” and “unstoppable” by security researchers, putting further doubt in the belief that Apple is the safer, more secure operating system. The new malware is in the proof-of-concept stage at this point. Researchers have proved that this type of virus could exist, and it might already exist in the world, but nobody knows for sure. Wh

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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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