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Posted by on Jul 29 2015, 04:28 PM
Today, Microsoft released Windows 10 and has made it available so you can upgrade Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users for free. For those who have previously used the Windows 10 Reservation app, Windows 10 should start to download to your computer and then prompt you for installation. For those who are impatient, and want it immediately, you can download the Windows 10 Download Tool and start the upgrade immediately.To start upgrading, visit the following link and download the appropriate download tool:http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10Once it has downloaded, double-click on it to execute ...

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Posted by on Jul 28 2015, 11:13 AM
A new ransomware has been discovered called RaaS, or Ransomware as a Service, that allows "affiliates" to generate a ransomware and distribute as they wish. The ransomware affiliate system is hosted on the TOR network and allows a visitor to create the ransomware executable by simply entering in a bitcoin address they wish to receive payments to and the amount of money they wish to charge for the ransom. The RaaS developer will then do the rest of the work by collecting and validating payments, issuing decrypters, and then sending ransom payments to the affiliate. For thise service, the RaaS developer ...

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Posted by on Jul 27 2015, 10:40 AM
According to a recent article at Forbes, it was discovered that an intern is being accused of developing the Dendroid malware while also interning at the prominent security firm FireEye. According to the article, Morgan Culbertson, a 20-year old Carnegie Mellon University student has been accused of designing and selling the Dendroid malware for Android that allowed unauthorized people to remotely control Android devices that it was installed on. All of this was being while working at the security firm FireEye, which leads to concerns that the confidential information he had access to may have ...

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Posted by buddy215 on Jul 25 2015, 02:48 PM
Windows 10 Automatic Updates Start Causing Problems - Forbes 7/25/2015 @ 1:10PM----------Gordon Kelly Contributor to Forbes.com Microsoft has said that the Windows 10 updates are mandatory and automatic....no exception.   QUOTE: With just four days left before launch, Windows 10’s policy of automatic updates has run into its first major problem and it is causing many PCs to stop working correctly...........   .....Interestingly the problem has also been experienced by Forbes contributor Paul Monckton who has done some digging and explained to me that the fault lies in a conflict between Windows ...

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Posted by on Jul 22 2015, 11:38 AM
WordShark is a program from the Adware.Vitruvian family of adware programs, which display advertisements while you are browsing the web. This program promotes itself as a utility where you can highlight text on a page and WordShark will display the definition and related pages. The problem is that when this adware is installed it will underline words on web pages that you are viewing, which display intrusive advertisement labeled Ads by WordShark, Brought by WordShark, or WordShark Advertisements when you hover your mouse over them. The WordShark adware will also display pop-up ads that appear ...

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Posted by on Jul 16 2015, 06:19 PM
YourTV.link is a program that hijacks your browser's home page and search engine to http://yourtv.link. It does this in order to generate revenue from advertisements that are displayed when you visit their site. The problem is that they utilize a variety of techniques such as Group Policy files and programs that monitor when you make changes to your home page or search engine. This makes it very difficult to change these settings back to your own preferences without using specialized instructions.

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Posted by on Jul 16 2015, 04:03 PM
Google announced today that they are expanding Safe Browsing to issue more warnings regarding Unwanted Software, or as what we like to call them, PUPs. In the coming weeks, Google will be rolling out an update for Google's Safe Browsing program that will issue more warnings when you visit sites that try to trick you into installing unwanted software. Photo courtesy of GoogleAdware, PUPs, and Hijackers are becoming an ever increasing problem, especially considering they are not considered illegal at this time. Any programs that offer protection against these types of programs are welcome ones.

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Posted by on Jul 16 2015, 03:11 PM
WordSurfer is a program from the Adware.Vitruvian family of adware programs, which display advertisements while you are browsing the web. This program promotes itself as a utility where you can highlight text on a page and WordSurfer will display the definition and related pages. The problem is that when this adware is installed it will underline words on web pages that you are viewing, which display intrusive advertisement labeled Ads by WSR, Ad by CS, Sponsored Ad by WSR, Brought by WSR, WSR Advertisement, or WordSurfer Advertisements when you hover your mouse over them. The WordSurfer adware ...

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Posted by buddy215 on Jul 15 2015, 10:02 PM
Darkode hacking forum forced offline - BBC News  QUOTE: Darkode - anotorious hacking forum used by Lizard Squad and other cybercriminals - has been shut down after an investigation carried out by authorities in 20 countries. "We have dismantled a cyber-hornets' nest... which was believed by many, including the hackers themselves, to be impenetrable," said one of the US state attorneys involved. Twenty-eight people have been arrested...... .....The FBI added that dozens of other people linked to the site had been charged or had their property searched as part of the inquiry....The Darkode Cybercrime ...

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Posted by on Jul 14 2015, 01:05 PM
RocketTab is a program that injects advertisements into web sites that you visit. These deals or advertisements are called RocketTab, Ads by RocketTab, or Brought by RocketTab and make the site you are visiting difficult to read as the ads will overlay the content of the web page you are visiting. Furthermore, when you click on links on a web page, the adware will also sometimes display a pop-up advertisement or open a different page then requested. Last, but not least, RocketTab will also inject ads in Google search results. Overall, RocketTab provides no benefit to the installed computer and will ...

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