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How to Protect Yourself From Malware

Protect yourself from malwareAs the most popular version of Windows since XP, Windows 7 is an obvious target for hackers who create dangerous programs designed to infect your computer. Since it’s release, Windows 7 has experienced a nearly 30% increase in malware attacks. At the same time, Windows XP attacks are declining. So how can  you keep your information secure and best avoid being affected by malware?…

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7 Charged with Using Malware to Rack Up $14M in Fake Ad Revenue

The Department of Justice has indicted seven people for allegedly hijacking millions of computers, manipulating traffic on popular websites, and generating more than $14 million in fraudulent advertising revenue.

The defendants — six Estonians and one Russian — allegedly hijacked more than 4 million computers using malware that rerouted Internet traffic to websites where they would get a cut of the ad revenue. Infected computers with users looking for popular websites such as Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes were rerouted to webpages that featured the defendants’ ads.…

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Google Helps You Stay Safe Online

Online securityOnline resources have become increasingly common with new advances in technology. Everything from basic communication to banking and record keeping can be handled on the web.

High-speed wireless and mobile devices even ensure that we can still access everything on the go, but with such easy access to valuable information some users may be at risk.

Along with all of the new online tools people use come new ways to exploit private information, including phishing scams and viruses.

Investing in antivirus software and firewall protection will help, but there are other ways to improve your security online, as Google shows …

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Latest Symantec Report Warns of Increase in MBR Malware

According to the newly released August 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report, there have been as many MBR (Master Boot Record) malware threats in the first 7 months of 2011 as there were in the past 3 years combined!

If you are unfamiliar with the name, MBR malware infects the area of your computer’s hard drive that is first run when you turn on your PC. For this reason, it’s also known as boot time malware.

A recent story by Security Week Magazine stated that in June, “Microsoft warned Windows users about a bootkit Trojan known as Popureb, touching off …

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Windows is Now More Secure Than You Think

You hear it all the time. It’s almost considered common knowledge that Microsoft’s Windows operating system is insecure, unsafe, and an easy target for hackers.

But now, according to renown security firm Kaspersky Lab, that conventional wisdom is just plain wrong.

In their latest quarterly malware report, Kaspersky Lab’s discovered that none of the top 10 malware and security threats are Microsoft-related. That’s right… not even ONE.

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