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Met Police Chief Says Victims of Online Fraud Shouldn’t be “Rewarded”

When it comes to crime, the digital world is the new battlefront for government agencies and the police but one police officer doesn’t think that victims of online fraud should be “rewarded”. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe is…

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iYogi Accused of Using Scam Tactics

Indian firm iYogi are well-known for their technical support, but recent claims could see their reputation quickly becoming something they wish to hide. A lawsuit could see iYogi paying out thousands if not millions in compensation…

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One Java With An Added PUP Please

Critical security updates to applications are essential to maintain a patched system from the many exploits which attempt to infiltrate ones PC. Certain software companies need patching more than others and this is no less evident…

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Possible Fix Found For Windows 10 Error With Taskbar and Cortana.

The release of Windows 10 has been rather odd in many respects, yes it’s an improvement over the much maligned previous OS in terms of user interface, but privacy concerns coupled with a monitoring tool that…

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Russian Anti-Virus Company Firebombed by Angry VXers

Malware creators have firebombed the offices of an anti-virus company after it refused to delist its reverse engineered analysis of an ATM skimmer. A group calling itself “The Syndicate” sent threatening letters to Dr Web, demanding…

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John McAfee Calls McAfee Antivirus “One of the Worst Products on the ****** Planet”

WARNING: This article references materials that contain explicit Language We all have (or should be using) an antivirus program (or several for some people). For some people its Norton, a company which seems interested in putting…

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Kaspersky Faked Malware to Harm Rivals

Moscow-based computer security company Kaspersky Labs has been faking malware for the past decade to harm its rivals, two former employees have revealed. According to the allegations, Kaspersky’s duplicitous campaign was designed to trick Microsoft, AVG,…

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Government Looking for Exploits in Anti-Virus Software to Use Against You

Snowden’s latest leaked documents point to government agencies such as the NSA and GCHQ taking an interest in tracking user activity and spying on networks. However, to do that, they have to get one piece of…

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McAfee Anti-Virus for Your Watch? Intel Thinks So

Now I’m sure that everyone reading eTeknix is very familiar with the need to be protected. You’ve all got the right anti-virus software on your machines, all properly configured. Those of you who have Android phones…

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GoZeuS Returns a Month after Authorities Take Measures Against the Malware

Though authorities had taken action against the GoZeuS and CryptoLocker malware which stole hundreds of thousands of banking logins from users and blackmail them for millions of pounds, it seems that the malwares are back. A…

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Microsoft Says Windows XP’s Infection Rate Is 6X That Of Windows 8

Microsoft really wants to encourage users to make the shift to a newer operating system, mainly Windows 8.1. To do this Microsoft is pushing the security side of things, particularly as business users are the most…

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Microsoft Is Leading PC Anti-Virus Vendor According To Report

New research figures by software and IT solutions company OPSWAT suggest that Microsoft dominates the desktop and laptop anti-virus markets with its free Microsoft Security Essentials offering. Microsoft has an impressive 25.4% of the market with all…

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Suspect Arrested For Creation Of Blackhole Malware Exploit Kit

The suspected creator of the advanced malware tool Blackhole has been arrested. The man taken into custody is suspected of being the owner of the online alias “Paunch”, the name used by the creator of the…

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People Are Spying On You And Hacking Your Computer

How safe are you while you are on the computer? Using your anti-virus, and your firewall, perhaps other methods of keeping you safe, like keeping all of your software up to date will keep you fairly…

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99.9% Of New Mobile Malware Is For Android

It is funny yet worrying that if you talk to your “average Joe” about malware/viruses on Android, most of them believe that Android devices can’t get malware/viruses. This is one of those common misconceptions on the…

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Home Of Anti-Virus Pioneer John McAfee Burns Down

There seems to be a lot of news about John McAfee these days and while he is no longer at the helm of the Anti Virus software, he’s certainly still making more than a few headlines.…

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Thousands Of Computers Attacked By MalwareBytes Monday

Do you use Malwarebytes? If so you are among millions of customers of the Anti-Malware software distributor. Many of us monitor and repair our own computers, and we use largely known companies to keep our computers…

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Bitdefender Is Best Windows 8 Internet Security, AVG is Best Free Security

According to the well respected, comprehensive and independent test of internet security packages, done by AV Test, Bitdefender has come out on top as the best overall internet security package. Bitdefender received 17 out of 18…