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Here’s What Top CIA Officials Have to Say About Popular Antivirus Software, According to WikiLeaks

Mar 13th 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Here’s What Top CIA Officials Have to Say About Popular Antivirus Software, According to WikiLeaks

Last week, WikiLeaks published an enormous amount of data about the CIA’s ability to monitor electronic devices. One of the underreported parts of the 8,000 page leak, however, was the CIA’s thoughts on popular antivirus software. What do America’s top cybersecurity experts have to say about Kaspersky? What do they really think about Avira? Here are some of the highlights according to

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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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Here Are the 100 Stupidest Passwords from the Ashley Madison Hack

Sep 14th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Here Are the 100 Stupidest Passwords from the Ashley Madison Hack

One of the best parts about a massive data leak is when researchers inevitably release a list of the most common passwords used across that database. Such is the case today with the Ashley Madison hack. The list of stupid Ashley Madison passwords continues to get longer and more depressing. After the infamous cheating website suffered a hack this summer, it was inevitable that passwords woul

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Meet the Ex-Hacker Who is Now Banned from the Internet

May 24th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Miscellaneous | 0 Comment

Meet the Ex-Hacker Who is Now Banned from the Internet

What happens when you’re so dangerous to the internet that you get banned? Ask programmer Higinio Ochoa, an ex-hacker who is banned from the internet as part of his parole agreement. Higinio was part of the infamous Cabin Cr3w hacking group back in 2012. That group was affiliated with Anonymous. Higinio himself got caught in one of the most ironic and hilarious ways ever. Higinio Ochoa pos

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Popular Russian Dating Site Hacked, 20 Million Usernames Stolen

Jan 21st 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Popular Russian Dating Site Hacked, 20 Million Usernames Stolen

If you’ve dabbled in Russian online dating services in the past, then you may want to change all your passwords. Popular Russian dating website Topface was hacked earlier this week, revealing the usernames and email addresses of 20 million users. The leak was discovered after the list of usernames was posted on a Russian black market website. Fraud-detection software manufacturer Easy Solutio

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Lizard Squad Launches DDoS Attack Tool for $6 Per Month

Jan 3rd 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Miscellaneous | 0 Comment

Lizard Squad Launches DDoS Attack Tool for $6 Per Month

Hacking group Lizard Squad is selling a DDoS attack tool for just $6 per month. This DDoS tool could allow anyone to take down online platforms they dislike. At the start of December 2014, nobody had heard about the Lizard Squad. If you had talked about Lizard Squad to an average person on the street, they would have probably called the police on you for being insane. By the end of December,

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Chinese Hackers Steal 4.5 Million American Health Care Records: Here’s What They’re Doing With Them

Aug 25th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Chinese Hackers Steal 4.5 Million American Health Care Records: Here’s What They’re Doing With Them

Last week, Chinese hackers stole an astonishing 4.5 million health care records from American patients. Those records were stolen from patients of Community Health Systems and it’s one of many health industry hacking thefts that have occurred in recent months. Why do Chinese hackers want your health care records? What are they going to do with those records? More importantly, should you ac

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No Browsers Survive Day 2 Of Infamous Pwn2Own Hacking Competition

Mar 20th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tweak Internet Settings | 0 Comment

No Browsers Survive Day 2 Of Infamous Pwn2Own Hacking Competition

What’s the world’s safest internet browser? According to 2014’s Pwn2Own hacking competition – none of them. After two days of competition, all major internet browsers had fallen to some hacks or another. The annual Pwn2Own competition takes place in Vancouver as part of the CanSecWest security conference. It puts security researchers up against the latest versions of Chrome, Internet

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