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Seventeen Percent of PCs Are Overtly Exposed

June 21, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

If you are part of the 17% without security software installed, listen up: there are millions of viruses out there that will ravage your PC to death. Some can make your PC completely inoperable, while others allow criminals to control your PC remotely, making it part of a botnet, used for nefarious ends...

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Spring Cleaning Your PC

May 18, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

If your PC is bogged down with software and your desktop is jammed with icons and documents, then your PC is next to useless as a productivity tool. Even scarier is you have lost track of your files have sensitive information exposed. Follow these tips for a cleaner, faster machine...

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Online Banking vs. Mobile Banking

May 03, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Mobile banking can offer additional security by enabling text-backs, as a second form of authentication. If you use your smartphone to access your bank’s website directly, it may recognize that you are using a mobile browser and automatically offer you a dedicated application...

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The Death of Antivirus Software

January 23, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Who needs an anti-virus? If I have a solid operating system like Ubuntu 11.10, IP tables, good control of the services on my notebook and practice safe email, why should I add additional layers of content security and feed the Symantec stock price?

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IC3: Recovery from the Malicious Erasure of Files

January 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Cyber criminals can damage a victim's computer by changing or deleting files, wiping hard drives, or erasing backups to hide some or all of their malicious activity and tradecraft. The FBI and DHS encourage businesses and individuals to employ these mitigation strategies...

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Linux Mint to Take Linux Crown from Ubuntu?

January 15, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Ubuntu has received some stiff competition from Linux Mint. Distrowatch shows that Linux Mint has been the most popular Linux distribution over the last year, and it comes with the firewall graphical user interface installed...

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Don't Forget About E-Waste During the Holidays

December 27, 2011 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

How much time have you spent deciding what to do with the outdated smartphones, tablets, televisions, and computers? Don’t throw them out with the regular garbage. Instead, consider the environment, but first, take security precautions...

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What Are Your Digital Assets Worth?

October 21, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

According to Consumer Reports, malware destroyed 1.3 million personal computers and cost consumers $2.3 billion in the last year. With the increased popularity of tablets, smartphones, and Macs, threats are becoming both more common and more complex for non-PC devices...

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BitDefender Internet Security Suite Review

October 10, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Let’s be honest with each other, what are the biggest problems with securing PC’s? Having an anti-virus and firewall alone will not completely protect you. You have to have your Windows patches installed, applications need to be kept up to date and you have to use secure passwords...

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Smarter Security Steps Part 3: Safe and Secure Technology

September 29, 2011 Added by:Brian McGinley

We have moved from being a computer-assisted society to one that is computer-dependent. Control is critical to maintaining a secure operation. That requires assistance from technical experts. But good control begins with a company’s employees, an area you can’t afford to ignore...

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Signals of PC Failure and Contingency Plans

September 21, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Has your computer refused to turn on? Or turned on, but only to display a blue screen? The worst is when you’ve been working on a document and your hard drive crashes. If this has yet to happen to you, you’re likely overdue. The following are signs your computer may be close to death...

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Mobile Banking More Secure than PC E-Commerce?

August 23, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Over the past decade criminals have learned the ins and outs of exploiting online banking using PC’s. In the past 15 years or so, the desktop computer has been hacked in every possible way, making the computer and the data it contains and transmits extremely vulnerable to fraud...

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Preparing a Mobile or PC for Resale or Donation

July 29, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

You may have read my last post where I talked about “Clean the Clutter” out of your life and sell all the stuff you don’t absolutely need. Prior to selling my electronics I wiped all the data off of each device. Cleaning all the data off your salable electronics is absolutely essential...

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Seven No-Cost Security Tune-Ups for Windows

July 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Don't use Internet Explorer or, for that matter, Safari... neither is as secure as Chrome, Firefox or Opera. IE 10 is certainly safer to use than previous versions, but significant security flaws that could expose your Windows system to malicious code online tend to crop up with it..."

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Feds to Remove Coreflood Botnet from PCs Remotely

April 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

In an unprecedented move, the Department of Justice has sought a preliminary injunction in U.S. District Court that will allow the agency to issue instructions to systems infected by the Coreflood botnet that will cause the malware to delete itself...

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Desktop Virtualization is Becoming Mainstream

March 18, 2011 Added by:Rahul Neel Mani

Research shows that more than $250 billion worth of energy per year is spent on powering computers around the world. As organizations search for practical and immediate ways to save money and reduce the IT impact on global climate change, they are increasingly turning to virtual PCs...

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