Online Security Takes Backseat to Convenience Although cyber security has been brought to everyone’s attention due to the recent global ransomware attacks, and major security breaches, it still takes a backseat to customer convenience. A recent survey discovered merchants believe the degree of user-friendliness is the number one priority compared to the level of online security […]
Security Vs. Experience According to a recent survey conducted by SecureAuth, 87% of IT professionals reported commonly feel like increased PC security interferes with the user’s experience. Which begs the question, how often are security measures decreased to ensure user experience is not hindered? With today’s cyber security threats, decreasing your protection platform is not […]
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10 basic tips to help Windows users enhance internet security.
Easy things you can do to protect against one of the fastest growing threats on the Internet.
An overview of the state of PC Security and how it affects our every day lives.
Finally one the big AV players admits what we have known for awhile.
One security expert expects 2014 to be filled with cyber attacks driven by social engineering.
The biggest security threat to your PC and privacy – hits very close to home.
A tip-filled conversation with Andrew Brandt, director of threat research at Solera Networks, reveals some of the ways hackers sneak malware into PCs.
All the advice you’ve ever heard about how to avoid getting infected by a computer virus may be wrong. Well, at least some of it…
You know that the whole world is out to get you, what can you do about it? These steps will help close some of the holes used to exploit computers.
Some downloads come with additional extras that you wouldn’t see if you’d grabbed them from the official developer site.
Recent reports reveal new encrypted SSL/TLS Web-traffic vulnerabilities.
The break-in of a root-cert service reveals weaknesses in Web security.
With all of today’s technology, one would think that it would be easy to track down the owners of “illegal” sites. It’s much more complicated than that.
To gain a better understanding of home computing practices, GFI® Software commissioned a scientific study of home Internet use by parents and their teenage children. This population represents a particularly interesting “risk pool” not only due to their usage patterns in the home, but also due to the theory that “tech savvy” teens, who have spent their entire cognizant lives in the Internet age, may prove to be a harder human target for social engineering attacks than their elders.
If you have not done anything to protect your WordPress site, most probably you are not safe. By default, WordPress only comes with a single login mechanism. Anyone that has your username and password can easily login to your site and wreak havoc. The only way to prevent it is to tighten the security of your site so other people won’t be able to crack into your site easily.
The death of Bin Laden has generated a whole bunch of scams and new malware.
A nasty piece of malware known as LizaMoon has hijacked links on millions of websites in the past weeks, including some normally safe iTunes and Google links.
By Leo Notenboom
Open WiFi hotspots at coffee shops, airports and other public places are opportunities for hackers to steal information. I’ll review how to stay safe.
By Bill Pytlovany
Why do companies still use these predictable and lame questions?
By Steve Bass
There’s nothing you can do to prevent a third party from
exposing your e-mail address. But there’s a handy trick to
monitor if a company you’ve given an e-mail address to is
using it to spam you. And then block it so you’ll never
see it again.
By Bill Pytlovany
Last week a serious failure in storing names and Email occurred due to a security flaw by a company name Epsilon. This may be the largest failure in protecting names and Email in my lifetime. Epsilon is trying to downplay this failure by claiming it only lost 2% of its database
The weekly roundup of top stories from the GFI Labs Blog – including news of a new frequent flyer phishing scam and yet more rogue security products.
By Bill Pytlovany
Last month I wrote about problems caused by the security company McAfee. An update from McAfee falsely accused my WinPatrol program of being a dangerous Trojan. A slow response from McAfee cost some business but mostly hurt our reputation for over a week. I’ve had a number of people ask me how things were going since this annoying experience.
ZeroDay Attacks have finally met their match. There’s no reason to be a target for hackers and cyber attacks. Many PC Pitstop users will be the first to get the best protection available and finally be able to use their systems as intended. No more blocked access, no more stolen info or stolen resources.
How will the Intel buyout of McAfee impact Norton/Symantec? How can this possibly improve the fight against malware? What’s the advantage?
If this purchase goes forward, there will be more questions than answers. I personally want to know why Bill and Dave are wearing matching shirts. Take a look inside.
By Leo Notenboom
If I consider my computer to be physically secure, am I reasonably safe
letting Firefox remember my passwords (without using a master password), or am
I being incredibly stupid to do that? What if I do use a master password?
I certainly wouldn’t say incredibly stupid at all. But it’s definitely an
additional risk, and one that needs to be understood.
But you’re correct in considering physical security first. The problem is
that people often assume they have more physical security than they actually
And master passwords? Well, they’re nice, but they too have their
Who’s watching out for us? Looks like it’s the EU putting on all the pressure. Thanks guys, keep it up.
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eWeek has called WinPatrol one of the Top 10 Must Have Security Tools. This highly regarded security tool now offers even more power – in the form of WinPatrol Plus.
the beginning Bill created the operating system with browser, and he saw that it was good. On the seventh day he rested………. Fast forward past the stone tablets, telegraph and DOS, to the begining of a colossal change in browsing as we know it.
PC Pitstop Pushes PC Administration Into OverDrive With New Self-Service Support Service
Sioux City, IA â€“ X, 2008 â€“ PC Pitstop, the undisputed leader in PC diagnostics and support with over 100 Million PC performance tests and counting, has released its newest service for general availability, OverDrive. With just a few clicks, PC Pitstopâ€™s newly overhauled OverDrive service offers a simple scan using Internet Explorer (IE) or the IE tab in Firefox web browsers to provide a full PC Configuration report in under five minutes. The scan evaluates system performance, security, software, drivers, application versioning, system conflicts and other key information and delivers a report for a full system tune-up.
By and large we live in a world of standards. Wouldn’t it be a drag if we had to buy a new faucet each time we bought a new garden hose? Or a new electric outlet whenever we bought a new refrigerator? We live in a world of standards, and this is no more true than in the PC industry.
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