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New Report Claims Hackers Are So Far Ahead of Defenders “It’s Not Even a Game”

Apr 28th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Report Claims Hackers Are So Far Ahead of Defenders “It’s Not Even a Game”

Are hackers really as dangerous as they seem? According to a new report, hackers are so far ahead of current security defenses that “it’s not even a game”. Instead, these hackers can use strategies that have worked for years. They don’t have to try anything new. That report comes from Verizon, which performed a benchmark survey of security breaches. The study revealed that criminals

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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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Hacker Claims to Have Discovered PayPal Loophole that Gives You Infinite Money

Jun 17th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

Hacker Claims to Have Discovered PayPal Loophole that Gives You Infinite Money

Want to make lots of money online? Thanks to a new hacker, making money online is easier than ever! All you need to do is exploit a PayPal loophole and you’ll have infinite cash forever! The loophole was “exposed” by a former black hat hacker who has recently gone to the ethical side of things. After being convicted of hacking into NASA’s servers (yes, NASA), Razvan Cernaianu has tur

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5 Telltale Signs Someone is Trying to Hack Your Computer Online

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

5 Telltale Signs Someone is Trying to Hack Your Computer Online

Most people will never get hacked in their lives. However, if the time ever comes, then you need to be prepared. Today, I’m going to tell you about some of the telltale signs you’ve been a victim of a hacking attempt.  If any of these things are happening to you, then you will want to take some precautionary steps to ensure your identity remains safe. 5) You’ve received a password chang

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Should Your Next Password Be a Sentence?

Mar 5th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Pc Protection | 0 Comment

Should Your Next Password Be a Sentence?

Using a sentence as a password is a completely foreign concept to most of us. It seems strange to use multiple words with spaces as a password instead of the usual one-word mix of numbers and letters. However, there are certainly some good reasons to use a sentence as your next password. Today, I’m going to list a few of those reasons. -Avoid common word attacks There are hundreds of co

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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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5 Tactics Hackers Are Using Today to Hack Your Computer

Nov 10th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

5 Tactics Hackers Are Using Today to Hack Your Computer

The word ‘hacker’ has been distorted over time. Today, people call themselves hackers when they guess their friend’s Facebook password or security question. I prefer the older definition of a hacker: someone who gains access to a computer through unscrupulous means in order to perform malicious tasks. I just made that definition up, but you get the point: there’s a difference betwee

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6 Ways Hackers Trick You Into Thinking They’re from Your Bank

Sep 16th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Pc Protection | 0 Comment

6 Ways Hackers Trick You Into Thinking They’re from Your Bank

Back in the early days of the internet, email scams were a daily occurrence. Users had to constantly sort through emails in order to find the ones that mattered and the ones that were just spam. One of the most challenging parts of that task was separating legitimate banking emails from scam emails. For users who had just been introduced to the internet, this wasn’t always easy. Today, man

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Global Cybercrime Could Be Costing Global Economy Nearly Half a Trillion Dollars Per Year

Aug 7th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Global Cybercrime Could Be Costing Global Economy Nearly Half a Trillion Dollars Per Year

If you spend a lot of time reading the Fix My PC Free blog, then you’ve probably stumbled upon quite a few different articles about viruses, malware, and antivirus software. We all know that cybercrime costs the industry a lot of money per year, but we didn’t know approximately how much money cybercrime cost until the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) performed some detaile

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Microsoft wins court approval to shut down Chinese botnets

Sep 16th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Microsoft wins court approval to shut down Chinese botnets

Earlier this year, it was revealed that computers being sold in China were becoming infected with malware. This normally wouldn’t be a big deal – after all, most computers get infected with viruses at some point in their lifespan. However, the problem with the Chinese case is that Windows computers were being infected with viruses and malware before they even left the factory. In other word

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