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Bookmark the LEGITIMATE websites you frequently visit

You probably have seen it before – or not – but there are sneaky bait and switch tricks used by hackers. It works like this: they register and set up a fraudulent website that is a very close misspelling of a legitimate one. For example, www.amercanexpress.com (don’t go there!) instead of www.americanexpress.com. If you accidentally

Are you exposed to an Ebola email Phishing scam?

Scare tactics are not new, because they are often effective. That is why Ebola phishing and malware attacks are becoming more and more widespread, as a result of the mass media paying increasing amounts of attention to this threat, and people being naturally curious and sometimes threatened. Once interest in Ebola drops, there most likely

The Heartbleed Bug – 5 things you need to know

As you may have heard, a major security vulnerability dubbed “Heartbleed,” was  discovered some time ago in OpenSSL. Here is what you need to know right away: 1. The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of

Beware of CryptoLocker Trojan Ransomware

CryptoLocker, detected by Sophos as Troj/Ransom-ACP, a malicious program known as ransomware, is making rounds hitting computers via email attachments or via botnets. Infecting your computer via Email Trojan Infection through email may happen when you open an attachment containing the trojan. You have to take special care opening attachments, even if they look innocent

Beware of Scareware Computer Viruses

Few days ago, a court in the United States has announced a judgment of more than $163 million against defendants in the FTC case agains “scareware” operation. This case had started on December 2, 2008, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a Complaint in federal court against Innovative Marketing, Inc., ByteHosting Internet Services, LLC,

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