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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 securityRead More
A serious security vulnerability could start to affect Java users very soon. A team of security researchers at Rapid7 recently discovered a massive hole in Java’s security that allows hackers to “easily” gain access to user’s computers. The hackers can exploit a vulnerability in Java’s software, and to make matters worse, there is apparently no way to defend your computer against themRead More
Everywhere you look, it seems like a new computer privacy story is being uncovered. Thousands of credit card data leaked one day, an entire company’s servers wiped out the next. But what can the average consumer do to protect themselves from such leaks? Well, fortunately, the White House has stepped up to protect PC users. Using a new consumer online privacy bill of rights, the U.S. DepartmenRead More
Most tech support experts recommend users regularly back up the files and folders on their PCs. That way, when something on your computer goes irreversibly wrong, a back up can prevent you from losing all of your important data. But telling a computer newbie to simply ‘back up’ their PC often results in a confused stare. Today, we’re going to teach you how to quickly and easily back up yoRead More