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PC security: Your essential software toolbox

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Mobile malware is getting lots of attention these days, but you can't forget about your PC's security--after all, you probably still use it to pay bills, shop online, and store sensitive documents. You should fully protect yourself to lessen the chance of cybercriminals infiltrating your computer and your online...
PC security: Your essential software toolbox

The 10 weirdest, wildest, most shocking security exploits ever

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Update your browser. Ditch Java. Don't click weird links from even weirder people. Ho-hum. The basic tenets of PC security are burned into the brains of most Web surfers by now. The old malware tricks just don't work as well anymore. Surprise! Bad guys are getting creative. (Never underestimate...
The 10 weirdest, wildest, most shocking security exploits ever

Windows 8 raises the bar for PC security

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Windows 8 is officially here. Microsoft held an event in New York yesterday to launch the new OS, and spent a lot of time talking about cool features and introducing a plethora of hardware options available with Windows 8. One thing Microsoft didn't talk about much, though, is security--and...
Windows 8 raises the bar for PC security

While PC Security Leaders Snooze on Mobile, Two Startups Get VC Funding

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Two companies focused on securing enterprise data within employee’s device applications closed funding rounds today: Mocana raised a $25 million Series D led by new investor Trident Capital and MobileSpaces closed a $3 million Series A from Accel Partners. If you’re working for a startup, you probably abuse the same...
While PC Security Leaders Snooze on Mobile, Two Startups Get VC Funding

Fingerprint identification flaw allows PC password retrieval

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Several PC security firms have independently verified a weakness in Authentek's UPEK Protector Suite that allows hostile users with physical control of a machine to rapidly recover Windows account passwords. The software is pre-installed in Windows-based PCs by makers including Dell, Gateway, NEC, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba. An open-source exploit...
Fingerprint identification flaw allows PC password retrieval

Most PC security problems come from unpatched third-party Windows apps

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If you've got 99 security problems, odds are Microsoft's not one—or at least it's just a minority of them. In its annual review of software vulnerabilities, security software firm Secunia found that 86 percent of vulnerabilities discovered on systems scanned by its software in the 50 most popular Windows...
Most PC security problems come from unpatched third-party Windows apps

Online Banking's Weak Security Link: Customers

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Criminals know how to overcome banks' security, and now focus on customers who are not PC security-savvy, says security firm....
Online Banking's Weak Security Link: Customers

While on the decline, scam calls via Skype remain real issue

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According to a report in PC World, Microsoft’s Skype division has made progress on lowering the number of scam calls made through its communications service, but the issue remains open as a security problem for certain affected users. The heart of the issue is a combination of robo-calls, and a specific feature...
While on the decline, scam calls via Skype remain real issue

Security Vendor AVG Tries to Bring Its Free-First Model to Mobile

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AVG built a name for itself by offering free security software at a time when most others were charging. The company is trying to do the same in mobile, where it has managed to get some 70 million downloads for its free Android security product and is growing its active...
Security Vendor AVG Tries to Bring Its Free-First Model to Mobile

How Flame has changed everything for online security firms

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The Flame virus went undetected for two years by every online security firm. Now they need to find a new way to protect the world's PCs from malwareHere's a question: if you connect an unprotected Windows computer to the internet, how long will it take before it is infected by...
How Flame has changed everything for online security firms

Beyond antivirus software: Eclectic PC security tools for system-wide audits

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Welcome to a harsh reality: Relying on an ostensibly comprehensive antivirus suite just doesn't cut it in 2012. Antivirus software is crucial for combating viruses, malware, and hackers, but simply installing an antivirus program is rarely enough. You should also use strong passwords; keep your system, applications, and browser...
Beyond antivirus software: Eclectic PC security tools for system-wide audits
Massive survey finds U.S. consumers don't want Windows 8

Norton Internet Security 2012 Review: Solid and Efficient PC Security

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Symantec's Norton security suite will do a great job of keeping your PC safe, and the program is easy to use too....
Norton Internet Security 2012 Review: Solid and Efficient PC Security

Intel Small Business Advantage Manages PC Security and Performance

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Intel has developed Small Business Advantage (SBA) as a framework for business PCs to provide a one-stop portal for managing and configuring security and performance functions....
Intel Small Business Advantage Manages PC Security and Performance
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