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February 01 2014

00:32

Virtual Currencies Continue to Fuel Malware

bitcoin1.pngMcAfee predicts that virtual currencies will fuel malware attacks globally in 2014. In general, growth in virtual currencies benefits and promotes economic activity. However, this has also provides cybercriminals with an anonymous payment infrastructure that they use to collect money from their victims.

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January 03 2014

01:47

Snapchat Hacked!

SnapchatOn the first day of 2014, more than 4.5 million Snapchat user names and phone numbers were leaked online and made available for download. The hacker group responsible for the leak claims they had notified Snapchat of the vulnerability but Snapchat never responded.

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December 31 2013

16:08

Beware of LinkedIn Job Scams

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LinkedIn is one of the top social media platforms for job seekers and cybercriminals are finding ways to exploit the site by posing as recruiters.  According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), scammers create fake profiles disguising themselves as recruiters and then send messages with links to malicious sites that steal your personal information. The legit looking websites often ask for your bank information, Social Security number, etc., and scammers use this information to access your bank accounts and attempt to steal your identity. Business professionals who use LinkedIn within their corporate network should also be alarmed as cybercriminals use these same methods to infect computer systems with malware.

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December 03 2013

23:14

Fake PayPal Phishing Email

PayPalA fake PayPal email, claiming that you have limited access to your PayPal account due to unauthorized access attempts, is circulating rapidly. To gain full access, the email encourages you to click on a link and go through the login process to confirm your identity. The email appears to be targeting PayPal customers in the UK, but people from other countries may fall victim to this scam as well. The message is well-written and contains the PayPal logo, making it appear legitimate. However, some of the red flags include spoofed sender's email address, generic greeting, and recipients are asked to provide information by clicking on an embedded link.

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November 30 2013

22:45

Keep your Personal Information and Identity Safe This Holiday Season

Holiday Safety TipsThe excitement of the holiday season and the ease of online shopping have many cybercriminals looking for opportunities to steal your personal information while you shop online. Follow these tips to help you keep safe from cyber scammers:

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November 18 2013

02:48

Samsung HomeSync Boxes Will Include McAfee VirsScan

Recent Android malware outbreaks have exploited Android devices in a variety of ways. On November 13, 2013, McAfee and Samsung announced that McAfee VirusScan will come pre-installed on all Samsung HomeSync boxes. McAfee VirusScan will provide users with a secure, in-home digital entertainment experience and will protect users from the latest Android malware threats at no extra cost.

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November 05 2013

01:37

Limo Firm Hacked -- High-Profile Customer Info Snagged

Limo Firm HackedCorporateCarOnline, a limousine software company, has been hacked and nearly 1 million customer data has been breached. Stolen data includes credit card numbers, expiration dates, and names and addresses associated with the credit cards.  Some of these cards belong to politicians and celebrities and contain high- to no credit limit.

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October 31 2013

23:57

ESET Mobile Security

ESET-Mobile-Security.PNGSecuring your Android mobile device from security threats can be a little overwhelming. You first must decide if you want to purchase an antivirus application or if you want to download a free alternative. If you're uncertain if you want to buy or download a free security app, I recommend ESET Mobile Security as it offers both a free version and a premium version.

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23:57

F-Secure Solutions

FSecure-Internet-Security.JPGWith malware threats on the rise, you must ensure your PC is safe from the latest malware trends. Threats are abundant with information systems. One nasty virus can cripple your machine, steal your personal information, and infect other devices. Protecting your computer from malware is perhaps the most important aspect of computer ownership. If you're looking for a solid antivirus solution, F-Secure has two options to consider:

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September 30 2013

23:55

Norton Mobile Security

Symantec-NortonSecuring your mobile devices from security threats can be a little overwhelming. You first must decide if you want to purchase an antivirus application or if you want to download a free alternative. You also need to consider what antivirus applications are compatible with your device. Not all applications are compatible for both iOS and Android. However, if you're looking for a solution that will protect these two operating systems, then you should look into Norton's Mobile Security solution.  Some of Norton's features are:

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23:55

avast! Mobile Security

avast!A continuous debate when dealing with mobile devices such as smartphones and tables is which antivirus solution provides the most protection. Furthermore, should you purchase an antivirus solution or should you chose an alternate one?

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August 31 2013

23:57

Recent Android Outbreaks

AndoridRecent Android malware outbreaks have exploited Android devices in a variety of ways. The following recent malware threats have exploited mobile devices in a variety of ways. The following Android malware attacks have affected users in the past several months:

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23:56

McAfee Mobile Security

McAfee Mobile SecurityMcAfee's newest mobile security application, McAfee Mobile Security, protects your Android smartphone or tablet from the latest malware threats. Recent Android attacks have affected many Android users. With McAfee Mobile Security, you can protect yourself from attacks that include:

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July 31 2013

23:48

Live Security Platinum

Live Security PlatinumLike MS Removal Tool, Live Security Platinum is a fake application that claims to scan for malware and reports false virus information. Live Security Platinum is a variant of the Win32/Winsebsec malware family that attempts to trick you into purchasing the fake antivirus software in order to clean your computer from the fake warnings it reports. Live Security Platinum may terminate processes and services and may modify your security settings in order to prevent your system from blocking its malicious attacks. These threats are installed on your PC through several means, including Black Hat SEO poisoning.

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July 22 2013

03:47

MS Removal Tool

MS Removal ToolThe MS Removal Tool is a fake antivirus malware application that will infect your system when executed. MS Removal Tool is a variant of Win32/Winwebsec.  Like other Win32/Winwebsec rogue anti-spyware programs, MS Removal Tool displays fake security alerts and scan results in attempt to deceive you into thinking your computer is infected. After reporting the fake alerts, the malware will prompt the user to pay to register the application in order to finalize the removal of these non-existent threats.

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June 30 2013

23:24

Android Antivirus Applications

Android ProtectionMobile devices are increasingly targeted by cyber criminals and malware. In addition, mobile devices are vulnerable to theft or loss, which can put you in danger as someone can access your personal information. If you're an Android user, you're familiar with Google Play.  Google Play, formally known as the Android Market, is the online store where Android users download mobile apps.

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June 05 2013

03:56

McAfee LiveSafe - Ultrabook and Dell PCs starting June 9, 2013

McAfee

Using a strong username and password combination is imperative when securing your online accounts. I use different username and password combinations for every account. In case one of my accounts is breached and my username and password is revealed, it can't be used for my other accounts. Furthermore, I routinely change my passwords for all of my accounts.

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May 31 2013

22:28

Should You Use Free Antivirus Software?

2013 Free AntivirusAll the best things in life are free, right? Well, that depends. In the world of antivirus technology, this isn't always the case. There are plenty of free antivirus applications that fail in providing adequate protection against the latest malware threats. However, if you look closely, you may find some real gems that are absolutely free. Here are some of my favorite free antivirus solutions:

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22:19

Does Antivirus Software Offer Enough Protection?

Antivirus SoftwareMany people use only one security utility for malware protection, and it's often an antivirus software solution. There are plenty of good antivirus applications available that are capable of providing you with protection from malware such as viruses, logic bombs, rootkits, and Trojan horses. However, does your antivirus software provide you with enough protection? Most often than not, one form of malware protection is not sufficient for optimal results.

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April 30 2013

23:58

Seedabutor.B and other Malware

Seedabutor.bTrojan:JS/Seedubator.B and Android/NotCompatible.A are two very good examples of how you can become infected with malware just by simply visiting a website. You don't have to click on hyperlinks to get infected with drive-by downloads because cyber criminals target website and browser vulnerabilities.

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