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Antivirus 10-Second Flash Survey: Is this bonus attractive?

You're in the market to replace your existing Antivirus. One of the vendors on your shortlist has a Special Bonus they are offering. They are going to give you a free high-quality ...
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CyberheistNews vol 2, #19

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This is cool. USB drive uses voice recognition security

Fingerprint recognition has long been used to protect sensitive data on USB drives - here’s another approach. This 8GB USB storage device uses voice recognition software to detect a ...
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Bogus Olympics 2012 Email Warning Blindside Users With Malware

The upcoming London Olympics is undoubtedly one of the most highly-anticipated sports event of the year. It is also a favorite social engineering ploy among cybercriminals. Just recently, ...
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Weak passwords STILL subvert IT security

Jaikumar Vijayan over at Computerworld observed correctly: "A recent data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers of more than 280,000 people served as yet another reminder of the ...
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CyberheistNews vol 2 #18

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8 Dirty Secrets Of The IT Security Industry

Bill Brenner at CSO Magazine is quoting IBM ISS Security Strategist Joshua Corman who has been on a crusade with his 8 Dirty Secrets campaign. Here they are and I'm quoting Dirty Secret ...
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Scam Of The Week: 'The Evil Unsub'

An ordinary piece of spam slips through the filters, and you see a gorgeous sandy beach with palm trees. It's an enticing ad for a vacation to a tropical island, basically a big picture ...
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Six Steps To Successful Security Awareness Training

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You Got Hacked! What Now?

Neil Rubenking, who has been writing about antivirus for 30 years now, came up with an excellent article about what to do when your personal email or social media account. This is a ...
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BYOD: 'the inmates of the asylum have control'

IT pros surveyed by Network World and SolarWinds shared a range of tactics for handling the mobile device management challenge. Mobile devices are multiplying and -- sanctioned or ...
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Spoiler alert: Your TV will be hacked

Last week you may have read a headline that blared "100 million TVs will be Web-connected by 2016." Regular readers of this blog know I'm always on the lookout for new threats, so the ...
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Pinpoint Unsavory Elements In Your Neighborhood

The Criminal Tracker app by U.S. Publications Inc says that a study by the U.S. Department of Justice has revealed that sex offenders are four times more likely to re-offend than other ...
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CyberheistNews vol 2, #17

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Antivirus is 30 years old

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="260" caption="Vaccine"][/caption] Simon Edwards created a great blog post about this April 12, 2012. He started out with: " Once upon a time, ...
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Blast from the Antivirus Past

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="MS DOS 6.0"][/caption] Remember MS-DOS Version 6? It was released March 1993. The new 6.0 had a lot of new stuff including a basic ...
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Video: How a crimepack works

Cybercriminals are as organized and industrious as any legitimate business. Case in point: exploit kits, also known as crimepacks, which bad guys can purchase and which make infecting ...
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SMS-controlled Malware Hijacks Android Phones

Researchers at NQ Mobile, working alongside researchers at North Carolina State University, have discovered new Android malware that is controlled via SMS that can do a number of things ...
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99 Percent Of Malicious Action Starts On Workstations

Roger Grimes made this remark on InfoWorld when he commented on the 2012 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report that was released last week. What he said was: "You should enable event ...
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AV Vendor claims 600,000 Infected Macs in Botnet

The CSO website reported: "A Mac trojan horse spotted by security analysts since last year has infected more than 600,000 Apple computers, says Dr. Web, a Russian antivirus vendor. Apple ...
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