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What Are The Best Free Antivirus Programs Available for Download?

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Better safe than sorry goes the saying, right? Well, the principle applies to PC users too, and with more and more features available online (such as online shopping, paying of bills or even taxes, bank transfers and more), it has become a prime concern for users to get the best possible security solutions for keeping trojans and malware out. A ...

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Tor users – IP address can be identified with routers

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Tor users, those of us who value our anonymity on the internet, should pay attention, because it seems Tor is not so safe and secure yet. According to recent findings, Tor users’ IP addresses can still be pulled by people exploiting our routers. Tor has been having issues with its anonymity features recently, after Silk Toad 2.0. Cloud 9, Hydra, ...

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Security Breach at Kmart

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Hacking incidents at major retailers are beginning to be more common, with Target, Dairy Queen and Home Depot already targeted by hackers. The most recent security breach happened at Kmart and according to the retailer, the malware that had been responsible for the security breach had been in Kmart servers for a month already. The security breach at Kmart compromised ...

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Google Chrome to block extensions not found on its Web Store

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Google Chrome will get more secure from malware starting with the next update. Google announced that it will wall off its users from sideloading extensions. These extensions are often accompanied by spyware or malware that can get installed on computers without the user noticing it. Google official statement about the new policy: “Malware can change how browsers work by silently installing extensions on ...

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Bitdefender Total Security 2014 Gaming Edition Review

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Bitdefender has proven time and time again to be one of the most efficient security solutions around. Total Security 2014 edition not only offers solid antivirus protection, but also comes with a wide variety of useful features and tools. They range from Antispam filter and Wallet to File Encryption, and many more. This particular version of Bitdefender is the most ...

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Facebook’s malware checkpoint shows mercy!

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Facebook has made an announcement regarding its security: it added free downloads of anti-malware software to its abuse detection and prevention systems, for the security of the social network and the user’s information. So, in case someone has an infected device, the users will see a popup notification with one of the suggested products when they sign onto Facebook. Once ...

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Symantec publicly states that antivirus “is dead”

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Symantec, one of the first companies to produce antivirus software now states that such tactics are no longer effective against cyber-attacks. Brian Dye, Symantec’s senior vice president claims that antivirus only prevents 45% of attacks from hackers, and is no longer an efficient tool against malware. Dye says that “We don’t think of antivirus as a moneymaker in any way”, he ...

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Support for Windows XP ends today

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Support for Windows XP operating system ends today, this means that there will be no more official security updates and bug fixes for the operating system from Microsoft. Security firms said anyone else using the 13-year-old software would be at increased risk of infection and compromise by cyber-thieves. The UK government negotiated extended support contracts for the OS and has signed a ...

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