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Alert: Email Appearing to Be From Microsoft about Windows 10 Upgrade is Really Ransomware

b2ap3_thumbnail_windows_10_email_scam_400.jpgFor many Windows users, the fact that Microsoft is issuing Windows 10 incrementally came as a shock for those who patiently waited for its release date. While users wait, however, hackers are taking advantage of those who are less patient by creating a ransomware that disguises itself as a launcher for a Windows 10 download. So, while you sit and wait for your version of the latest OS, don’t fall prey to deals that seem too good to be true.

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CryptoLocker and GameOver Zeus: When Bad Meets Ugly

b2ap3_thumbnail_alert_malware_96.jpgIt's been a few weeks since we've reported on the GameOver Zeus virus, and a few months since we first told you about the nasty ransomware known as Cryptolocker. Now, we're seeing the two threats merge into one code-red-mega threat that your business needs to be prepared for!

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Alert: New Botnet Thunders Into View For Windows Users"

b2ap3_thumbnail_go_zeus_400.jpgGameOver Zeus, a member of the Zeus family of malware, has been discovered and disrupted by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Department of Justice. But, this is only a temporary respite from the danger the malware poses - in two weeks, the threat will be back, and very much alive.

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Ebay Hacked - Hold Onto Your Shopping Cart (And Your Password)!

b2ap3_thumbnail_ebay_400.jpgeBay issued an official declaration on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 that one of its databases had been hacked. The worst part? This database, which housed users' passwords, was compromised. But, there is a silver lining to all of this - no information has been stolen.

None that they know of, anyway. The auctioning website is still cautioning users to change their passwords in light of the attack.

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New iPhone Vulnerability: Lock Screen Can Leak Your Contacts!

b2ap3_thumbnail_ios_siri_400.jpgThink your data is safe when you lock your phone? Thanks to a newly discovered vulnerability with iOS 7.1.1 (the latest version), a hacker has the ability to bypass your lock screen and easily access your contact information.

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DANGER! Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Not Patched Yet, No Fix for XP

b2ap3_thumbnail_alert_one_400.jpgInternet Explorer is one of the most used web browsers. Despite this, there have been various security problems with it, and another one has just been found - a zero-day vulnerability that leaves IE users at the mercy of hackers. We will cover what you need to know to keep your business safe.

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Let's look at the definition of disaster. dis·as·ter A calamitous event, especially one occurring suddenly and causing great loss of life, damage, or hardship, as a flood, airplane crash, or business failure.To A PC Geek, a disaster is anything that involves a major loss of data or major downt...
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