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Apr

Mobile Phones and Tablets Not as Secure As Previously Thought

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We all love our flashy new mobile phones and tablets, but recently discovered security flaws have made some people think twice about using their mobile devices. Specifically, recent research from PC security company McAfee exposed several ways to remotely hack into iPads and iPhones using a security flaw in Apple iOS. The flaw allows someone with even a minimal level of experience to monitor a
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8
Apr

Nearly 600,000 Macs Hit With Dangerous Botnet Virus

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One of the biggest antivirus stories of the week comes from an unlikely place: Macs. That’s right, a system previously believed (mistakenly) to be free from virus problems is now the victim of one of the largest botnet attacks in recent years. A Russian antivirus firm is reporting that approximately 550,000 computers running Mac OSX in Canada and the United States have been afflicted by the v
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7
Apr

Hacker Attack Exposes 25,000 Social Security Numbers

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A digital attack against a Utah medical clinic last week has exposed the personal information of thousands of people. While the initial damage report suggested that the medical records of nearly 200,000 people had been stolen, the problem is now being seen as much worse. The victims are users of Medicaid and Children’s Health, and in addition to medical information being stolen, over 25,000 S
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7
Apr

Get Ready: Olympic Themed Internet Scams Are Coming

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Any time there is a major world event, it seems that scammers like to jump on it in order to make money. This summer, the Summer Olympics will be held in London, and scammers are seeing the event as an opportunity to scam people out of their hard-earned money. There are several different scams that people fall victim to during the Olympic season: Ticket scams For as long as you have been
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27
Mar

Antivirus Program Could Change the Fate of Iran’s Nuclear Program

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Iran’s nuclear facilities have been in the news a lot lately. Western leaders worry about the dangers of a country like Iran having nuclear capabilities, while countries like Israel and even America try to decide if and when they should invade the country. But none of this matters if a virus gets to Iran’s nuclear program before it comes to fruition. That’s right: Iran’s entire nuclear
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