Posts Tagged ‘Malware’

How Windows XP End-of-Support Affects You

With only one week to go until Microsoft ends support of Windows XP an estimated 30% of PCs worldwide still operate on the 12-year-old system. After the April 8 cutoff, there will be no more security updates or technical support for the Windows XP operating system. This proves a serious threat to any individual or […]

Spam Now Accounts for 70% of All Email

Email scams are on the rise. Results from Kapersky Lab show that spam email has risen by 4% in the past few months, now accounting for over 70% of all emails sent – the highest it has ever been. Common spam emails include those disguised as popular delivery services, like UPS and the United States […]

Don’t Touch that App! Mobile Malware is on the Rise

Malware isn’t just a problem for traditional PCs anymore. Malicious software targeting mobile devices is on the rise, and thousands of smartphone users have already been affected. Lookout Mobile Security released its Mobile Threat Report this week, highlighting some scary trends in phone security. According to the report, the average user is 2.5 times more […]

Warning: Google Images Can Damage Your Computer

Posted by | Filed under News, Personal Computing, Tech News | Jul 5, 2011 | Tags: , , , | No Comments

Be careful when browsing through your favorite pictures of Katy Perry at work. They could cost you more than just lost productivity and a few sideways glances from your officemates. Clicking on Google Images can now pose serious threats to your computer. The SANS Internet Storm Center has reported on a wave of malicious anti-virus software […]

New Malware Targets OS X – Proves Macs are Not Virus-Proof

Posted by | Filed under News, Personal Computing | May 16, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments

Besides the chic allure of a glowing apple adorning a paper-thin laptop, owning a Mac offers an exclusive level of security from the large variety of viruses that historically only plagued Windows machines. While the Mac’s aesthetics are still unrivaled, there’s a growing possibility of finding a worm in the Apple. A rogue virus targeting […]

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