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Bad People Can Now Hack your Fridge and TV

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

Bad People Can Now Hack your Fridge and TV

A couple decades ago, you only had to worry about PC viruses. A few years later, Macs started to get viruses. Now we have smartphone viruses and tablet viruses. Well today, some of the most dangerous viruses may be found in your kitchen. Computer security experts have discovered that nearly 1 million malicious emails were sent out over the last few weeks. These emails were sent using a botne

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Microsoft Enables Two-Step Verification and You Should Probably Use It

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

Microsoft Enables Two-Step Verification and You Should Probably Use It

Two step verification has grown more and more popular over the last few years. Some people use two step verification to protect their accounts, while others do not. Accounts with two step verification are virtually impenetrable to hackers because the hacker needs two things to get into your account: -Something you have -Something you know With online two step verification, that ‘some

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Top 5 Online Crime Trends and Predictions for 2014

Dec 20th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Top 5 Online Crime Trends and Predictions for 2014

Lots of media outlets use ‘cybercrime’ when talking about crimes that occur on the internet. Personally, I hate that word and just about any other word that starts with ‘cyber’. It sounds like something a person from the 80s would say when talking about the early days of the internet. Semantics outside, I’m here to tell you about the most important online crime trends and predictions

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Scary New Type of PC Malware Can Spread Through Speaker and Microphone Transmission

Dec 10th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Scary New Type of PC Malware Can Spread Through Speaker and Microphone Transmission

In science fiction movies, computers are often seen communicating with one another (or with humans) using robotic voices. Today, most computers don’t communicate with one another using real audio and instead choose to silently send bits and bytes of data to one another. Unfortunately, it seems like times have changed. One recently discovered malware replicates itself using speakers and mic

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Cyber Monday 2013 Was the Biggest Online Shopping Day in World History

Dec 3rd 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Cyber Monday 2013 Was the Biggest Online Shopping Day in World History

We’ve all heard about Black Friday and most of us have heard about Cyber Monday. Every year, these two events grow in popularity. 2013 was no different. In 2013, Cyber Monday was bigger than it has ever been before. Cyber Monday 2013 created a total of $1.375 billion in sales in America alone, which is an 18% increase from the previous record holder, which was of course Cyber Monday 2012.

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4 Things We Learned During the Silk Road Shut Down

Oct 14th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

4 Things We Learned During the Silk Road Shut Down

The dark web/deep web is a scary and dangerous place. The Silk Road wasn’t one of the scariest websites on the deep web, but it was one of the most popular. The Silk Road was an online drug marketplace only accessible to users with the Tor browser. You could buy everything from steroids to weed to guns as well as legal goods and services. But the Silk Road was recently shut down because of

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Microsoft Sells Out of Surface 2 Tablets After Presale

Oct 13th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Microsoft Sells Out of Surface 2 Tablets After Presale

The first-generation Microsoft Surface tablets were okay. They weren’t bad, they weren’t excellence. They were just okay. With the Surface 2, Microsoft has addressed a lot of complaints about its tablets - and more importantly, the Windows 8 operating system. Perhaps that’s why the tablets recently sold out. That’s right: Microsoft actually sold out of Surface 2 tablets. Microsoft wa

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Windows 8 Has Passed Mac OS X in Market Share

Oct 9th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Windows 8 Has Passed Mac OS X in Market Share

If somebody asked you what was more popular: Windows 8 or Mac OS, you’d probably guess the latter. But from a sheer numbers standpoint, there are now more Windows 8 users than Mac OS X users. The latest market share numbers for September show that Windows 8 gained 0.44% market share to grow to 7.46%, while Mac OS X dropped 0.20% to reach 6.98% market share. That data was collected over the co

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FAA Declares Most Consumer Electronics Safe to Use from Gate to Gate

Oct 6th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

FAA Declares Most Consumer Electronics Safe to Use from Gate to Gate

This has taken way too long for the FAA to figure out, but finally, it looks like we’ll be able to use electronic devices on our airplanes. An advisory committee recently told the FAA that it was safe to use “handheld devices” from gate to gate on all flights. Those handheld devices would presumably include: -Smartphones -Ereaders -Tablets -Portable gaming devices That mean

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You Won’t Believe How Many Americans Still Don’t Use the Internet

Oct 1st 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

You Won’t Believe How Many Americans Still Don’t Use the Internet

It’s easy to think of the internet as a ubiquitous force that everyone uses. Personally, I’ve never lived in a world without the internet, and I think I’ve mailed two letters in my life. That’s why I find a new study by a research firm called Pew Internet so astonishing. Pew recently revealed that 15% of Americans do not have internet and 5% of Americans think that the internet is “ir

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