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Chrome’s Achilles Heel: Extensions

Make no mistake about it. Google Chrome is one of the best browsers you could ever install on your computer. If you want to browse the internet very quickly, Chrome can deliver. If you’re looking for a browser that is widely supported by lots of plug-ins that allow you to do everything from taking screen […]

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How to Spot and Prevent Being Fooled by Email Spam and Malware Attacks

What happens when you mix the direct personal connection of email with the sneaky propagation tactics of spyware? An explosive spread in trojan horse infections and compromised global network security. Malware and spyware authors have successfully piggybacked on spam mail methods to spread their annoying and costly payload. This resource describes how spammed security threats […]

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Avoiding extortion schemes that use fake antivirus or malware programs

Mysterious gangsters threatening violence are the usual images that come to mind when the words “extortion” or “protection racket” are mentioned. Alarmingly, the online world has fallen victim to similar strong arm tactics used to separate people from their hard earned money. Unlike the real world where gangsters physically threaten business owners to pay “protection” […]

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Cross-browser worm uses Facebook as host

The Javascript framework Crossrider uses a unified application programming interface (API) for the three major browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. The API was originally intended to help developers produce code which will run on different browsers and, by operation, differing operating systems. The Crossrider framework is still in beta form and […]

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Web tools are the antidote to malware

You just don’t know when malware will strike. Oftentimes, the most devastating are the ones that catch you unprepared. These nasty bugs corrupt files, kill network access, or totally cripple your operating system. They not only get in the way of your computer’s operations but often sets up hurdles so you cannot fix the problem. […]

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First Gingerbread Android Malware Detected

Researchers have stumbled upon the first malware to attack Google’s Android v2.3, also known as Gingerbread. Last Thursday, a team headed by Xuxian Jiang, an assistant computer science professor from the North Carolina State University, and the Beijing-headquartered NetQin Mobile Security were able to identify a high risk malware that can completely compromise or root […]

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Protecting Your Computer From Online Threats and Networks

The dangers posed by computer security threats cannot be underestimated. Every year, companies and individuals suffer losses in terms of direct money loss, time loss, productivity wasted and technical headaches and hassles that could cost several hundred million dollars. Network threats carry a lot of damage and every responsible computer user, whether or not they […]

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