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Windows Internet Guard is a rogue anti-spyware program from the Rogue.FakeVimes family of computer infections. This program is considered scareware because it displays false scan results, fake security warnings, and does not allow you to access your legitimate Windows applications. Windows Internet Guard is distributed through web sites that display a fake online virus scanner that states your computer is infected and then prompts you to download the installation file. This infection is also promoted by hacked web sites that contain exploit code that tries to install the infection on your computer ...
Windows XP is End-Of-LifeYesterday marked the end of support for Microsoft's Windows XP.Written ByCasey_boyApril 09, 2014 // 14:40 PM GMTWindows XP loading screenWe will remember April 8, 2014 as the day Microsoft ended support for the 13-year old Windows XP operating system (OS). The OS is now classed as end-of-life (EOL) meaning that Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for it leaving it open to future attacks from any as-yet undiscovered or unpatched vulnerabilities.User share for Windows XP has remained stubbornly high, even with the release of three subsequent major Windows iterations, ...
As reported all over the web by now, there was a critical flaw in OpenSSL. This flaw affects all of us, as it hits the authentication methods of about 2/3 of the webservers out there. The vulnerability has been dubbed "heartbleed" bug. The name refers tothe heartbeat extension by which it is caused. The heartbeat extension usually serves to keep a connection alive, but due to the bug it now allows others to recover data sent over SSL/TLS. This compromises the keys used to identify you to the server and allows to read the encrypted traffic you sent: name and passwords, most notably. For more information ...
The Key-find.com adware from the Adware.LinkHijacker family of browser hijackers that are bundled with certain free programs that you can download off of the Internet. This adware is considered a browser hijacker because it changes your web browser's home page and default search provider to Key-find.com without your permission. Furthermore, this adware will append the argument http://www.key-find.com/?type=hp&ts=&from=&uid= to various web browser shortcuts and sometimes non-internet related programs. This causes the Key-find.com web page to open when you launch one of these hijacked shortcuts. ...
New "unbreakable" encryption based on human biologyA new method of encrypting confidential information has been patented by scientists at Lancaster University, UKWritten ByCasey_boyApril 05, 2014 // 14:45 PM GMTImage credit: Lancaster UniversityResearchers from the Department of Physics at Lancaster University, UK, have patented "an encryption scheme that is so nearly unbreakable that it will be equally unwelcome to internet criminals and official eavesdroppers".They were modelling how the human heart and lungs pass information between themselves to co-ordinate their rhythmic cycles. They have ...
A five-year-old boy who worked out a security vulnerability on Microsoft's Xbox Live service has been officially thanked by the company. Kristoffer Von Hassel, from San Diego, figured out how to log in to his dad's account without the right password. Microsoft has fixed the flaw, and added Kristoffer to its list of recognised security researchers. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-26879185
The WebsSearches.com adware from the Adware.LinkHijacker family of browser hijackers that are bundled with certain free programs that you can download off of the Internet. This adware is considered a browser hijacker because it changes your web browser's home page and default search provider to WebsSearches.com without your permission. Furthermore, this adware will append the argument http://istart.webssearches.com/?type=sc&ts=&from=&uid= to various web browser shortcuts and sometimes non-internet related programs. This causes the WebsSearches.com web page to open when you launch one of these hijacked ...
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