Tag: Computer virus

7
Apr

Apple Users Download Malware

Once upon time, people with Apple computers believed that their devices were impenetrable when it came to malware. That myth has been dispelled. Once again the Mac OS has been infiltrated by malicious software. A malware program called Flashback has infected nearly 600,000 Apple computers, according to research conducted by Russian security software vendor Dr….

27
Feb

Are You in Danger of Losing Your Internet Access?

We are all too familiar with the kind of damage that hackers can do to people’s computers or companies’ databases once they’ve had the chance to upload viruses or malware. Identities can be stolen, bank accounts can be cleaned out and lives can be ruined. Businesses, too, can suffer severe damage if a hacker penetrates…

25
Jan

Free Anti-Virus Software Just Doesn’t Cut It

If there’s one area where people should be willing to splurge, it’s anti-virus software. Most companies, like McAfee, charge for a whole year of protection, which includes updates. Since even anti-virus protection from reputable companies isn’t 100% guaranteed, why would anyone want to stack the deck against himself by skimping on anti-virus protection? Some people…

10
Jan

When It Comes to Internet Security, You Can Never be Too Careful

We’ve all seen those commercials where some big scruffy guy in Illinois — or wherever — is buying himself a new motorcycle or boat for himself, plus a little something for his pals, with a credit card owned by some little old lady in Arizona or some other state. Unfortunately, those commercials don’t exaggerate. Identity…

5
Jan

Do you know about the National Cyber Security Alliance

Everyone wants to be safe online, but not everyone knows how.  Malicious websites, spyware and viruses may not be lurking around every corner, but they are prevalent enough for people to become more aware of what they are, how they operate and how to avoid them.  That’s where the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) comes…

3
Jan

Were you shopping online this holiday season?

Were you shopping from your Smartphone this holiday season? Many of you did! And why wouldn’t they? Besides just letting you shop from where you are, digital shopping enhances your shopping experience with the ability to research pricing, reviews, and product purchase options with ease. Results of a survey conducted for National Cyber Security Alliance…

21
Dec

Keeping Your Mac OS safe

One of the best things about Mac OS X is that it has some very basic protection against malicious downloads, which means you don’t have to worry about malware entering your computer when you download an application or open an attachment in an email. You see, every time you download an application via Safari or…

11
May

Rogue Security Programs and How You Can Avoid Them

If you think all anti-virus programs you spot are for your protection, you need to change your opinion. There are plenty of rogue security softwares or fake anti-virus programs out there that provide you little or no protection at all. Also known as scarewares, most of these misleading programs even facilitate the installation of malicious code that they claim to

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