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Intel wants to make PC passwords a thing of the past

Sep 15th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Intel wants to make PC passwords a thing of the past

Who knew passwords were such an annoyance? Over the last few years, more and more hardware manufacturers have made an effort to remove the password from our daily lives. The iPhone has its ‘swipe’ command instead of a lock screen, while Windows 8 has its unique touch commands, both of which make typing in a password a problem of the past. Intel wants to be the next company to jump on board

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Millions of GoDaddy sites taken down by single hacker

Sep 12th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Millions of GoDaddy sites taken down by single hacker

Earlier this week, millions of GoDaddy sites from around the world were taken down. The attack was initially attributed to well-known hacking groups like Anonymous, although nobody stepped up to claim responsibility for the attack. Today, one Twitter user stepped up to take responsibility for the attack. @AnonymousOwn3r has been answering questions about the attack all day. He initially tweeted

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Taliban is using hot girls on Facebook to lure enemy soldiers – what?

Sep 11th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Taliban is using hot girls on Facebook to lure enemy soldiers – what?

In one of the stranger news stories to emerge this week, Australia’s Daily Telegraph is reporting that soldiers in Afghanistan are facing a new threat when it comes to fighting the Taliban. Instead of attacking soldiers with IEDs and AK47s, the Taliban are apparently trying to conquer a new battlefield: Facebook. The story isn’t as crazy as you may think, and it’s actually quite a clever

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Apple and PC virus threat at its highest level in four years

Sep 6th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Apple and PC virus threat at its highest level in four years

PC security company McAfee is reporting that the threat of viruses is the largest it has ever been in the last four years. Although PC viruses have risen at an alarming rate, the report also notes alarming growth in the rate of Mac viruses. Specifically, the report urges that “All Mac fanboys and –girls are hereby on notice: Mac malware is showing steady, continued growth.” In other words

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Hackers have already developed Windows 8 antivirus scam

Sep 5th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Hackers have already developed Windows 8 antivirus scam

Many of us are familiar with fake Windows antivirus software. These annoying programs flood a computer with false error messages and fake virus alerts to trick them into purchasing antivirus software. Today, fake antivirus software is one of the most common – and most effective – types of viruses. Even the most computer-savvy users can be tricked by fake antivirus software, especially since

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New Facebook scam –“Your friend added a new photo”

Aug 29th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Facebook scam –“Your friend added a new photo”

Facebook scams come in all shapes and sizes, but usually they’re pretty easy to detect before they infect your computer. However, a recent scam is working on an above average number of Facebook users. So how does it work? Well, Facebook users are sent a message that appears to be from Facebook. This message claims that “One of your friends added a new photo with you to the album.” The des

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Is cloud computing as secure as companies promise?

Aug 28th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Is cloud computing as secure as companies promise?

Cloud computing is winning fans all over the world. Businesses love it because it saves on IT headaches, and consumers love having access to their data no matter where they go. But it looks like cloud computing might have a dark side. Since adopting cloud computing, 39% of businesses report that their security has suffered. In other words, cloud storage has opened up weak links in the security

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Over one million personal accounts allegedly leaked online through Project Hellfire

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Over one million personal accounts allegedly leaked online through Project Hellfire

When a team of hackers calls something ‘Project Hellfire’, it’s rarely a good thing for internet users around the world. A hacking group called Team GhostShell recently leaked a huge amount of sensitive data onto the internet for anybody to see. The data includes private records from government agencies, advertisers, consulting firms, and many other types of companies. The data was report

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McAfee update messes up home and business customers

Aug 24th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

McAfee update messes up home and business customers

In most cases, software updates fix a program or repair a security hole. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. A recent McAfee update left many users struggling to fix broken computers. The McAfee updates were called DAT 6807 and DAT 6808. The updates affected both home and business users, which means that thousands of McAfee users around the world were affected by the update. The upd

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Hackers could kill people by targeting computers in cars

Aug 20th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Hackers could kill people by targeting computers in cars

You might think that viruses could only cause damage to your computer, but you’d be wrong for a number of different reasons. Today, viruses can wreak havoc on one’s personal and financial lives – all while turning your computer into a frozen, useless brick. But it looks like hackers are targeting a new frontier when it comes to computer viruses: cars. Today, many cars are outfitted wit

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