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European Union Fines Microsoft Nearly $1 Billion For Refusing to Give Users Browser Options

Mar 21st 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

European Union Fines Microsoft Nearly $1 Billion For Refusing to Give Users Browser Options

Many PC users know the pain of using Internet Explorer. Although I always use Chrome on my own computers, I will inevitably stumble across a friend’s computer or a public PC with Internet Explorer installed. And when that happens, I always sigh and think of how much longer the most basic tasks will take. Fortunately for those who dislike Internet Explorer as much as I do, the European Union h

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Red October Malware Currently Stealing Government Data And Nuclear Research Around the World

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

There are thousands of nuclear devices in the world. And most of these devices are protected by powerful security – patrolling guards, 10 foot thick concrete walls, underground bunkers that can survive a direct bomb impact, and other features. But nuclear research information is stored on computers. And although the computer security for nuclear devices is always top-notch, it was only a matt

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Yahoo Email Encounters Yet Another Security Problem – Time to Switch?

Jan 27th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Yahoo Email Encounters Yet Another Security Problem – Time to Switch?

Yahoo is constantly appearing on tech headlines. But unfortunately, every Yahoo article seems to be about a security breach of some form or another. And Yahoo Mail appears to be particularly vulnerable to attack. Well, yet another security flaw was discovered in Yahoo Mail this week – but unfortunately, it was found far too late to protect users. And to make matters worse, when Yahoo programm

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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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