PC security Tag

Microsoft Security Essentials is a valuable baseline security platform found on all Windows computers. A new malware is taking advantage of that fact by masquerading itself as a fake version of Microsoft Security Essentials. After your computer is infected with the virus, you’re scammed into spending large amounts of money on “repairs” after calling toll-free numbers. To encourage you to repair your PC, your computer will frequently...

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Malware is more dangerous today than it’s ever been before. Whether it’s ransomware or a performance-clogging virus, viruses today can ruin your day, your week, your month, or even your year. Want to avoid malware infections for the rest of your (PC’s) life? Here are 8 tips that you should start following ASAP. 8) Update Everything There’s a reason your software and operating system are constantly bugging you about...

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Just when you thought your home network was safe, researchers have proven you wrong yet again: researchers from the USA and China have shown that it is possible to accurately detect keystrokes using Wi-Fi signals from an ordinary router. The proof was demonstrated by researchers at Michigan State University and Nanjing University in China. These researchers showed that it was theoretically possible in environments with minimal...

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When you think about the worst case scenario with hacking, you probably think of losing all your files or buying a new computer. But a new study shows there’s a worse worst case scenario: hacking can kill you. A new study shows that hacking will kill someone within 10 years – and that it may have already happened. As you may have guessed, that study references the rise...

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Have you ever looked at your computer monitor and thought, “Is this thing looking at me?” If so, then you might not be crazy. Computer monitors can be hacked just like any other piece of technology. So when you’re staring at the screen reading this message, there could be someone on the other side staring right back at you. How creepy is that? In any case, a new...

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A new security report shows wireless keyboards from several major vendors use no encryption when sending wireless communication data to their USB dongles. This could allow hackers to intercept and collect the data, stealing information like passwords. It could even allow hackers to send their own data to the wireless keyboard dongle, sending command lines to take over a targeted computer. The attack method is called KeySniffer....

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How many times have you visited your parents’ house, only to find that they’ve downloaded malware and useless software onto their computers? Well, a surprising new report from the BBB Institute shows that millennials are actually more likely to be the victims of scams than older Americans – like the Baby Boomer generation. That report from the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust claims that Millennials are more...

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