YouTube Turns into One-Stop Shop for Cyber Criminals

Proofpoint recently confirmed they found tutorials on the popular video streaming site, YouTube. The tutorials show how to set up phishing kits and start the scamming process. These videos have been hosted on YouTube for months. This is concerning because apparently YouTube does not have a monitoring system in place to moderate their videos. Therefore, […]

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SuperShield Video Contest

We’re asking you to make a video to help get the word out about the all new SuperShield protection technology now available with PC Matic.

We decided to start by supplying you with a video for inspiration and a link to all of the details behind the new SuperShield technology.

You do the rest…feel free to sing, dance or rap….but, please be creative!
Get Started Here

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Threats to Your Mobile Phone Privacy are Real

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Saw a presentation last week about mobile spyware.

This YouTube clip (nearly 5 million views) was shown – I was shocked.

Keep in mind, this video report is 2 years old.

The prevelance of these mobile security/privacy threats is debatable. However, it doesn’t seem like much of a reach to forsee these issues exploding right along with the mobile phone market.

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Welcome Chris Pirillo

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Wake the kids, phone the neighbors! PC Pitstop is proud to announce a new partnership with Chris Pirillo. Chris is the founder of the tech blogging network, Lockergnome and previously served as host of TechTV’s Call for Help show. Chris’s insightful and entertaining how to videos will now be featured in the PC Pitstop newsletters and highlighted at techtalk.pcpitstop.com and pcpitstop.com.

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Long Live the PC!

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There has been a lot of buzz lately about the iPhone replacing the PC. Here’s one from my buddy, Harry McCracken. The owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, wrote a piece as well. There is certainly a lot of buzz and hype about the iPhone, but as a practical matter, the iPhone is nowhere near able to significantly encroach onto the venerable PC’s territory. As I write this, I am thinking of all my friends that have iPhones, and the look of pride on their face. I am not trying to rain on that parade, I just honestly do not think of the iPhone in the same category as the PC. Here’s why.

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A Video is Worth a Hundred Blogs

I was shocked when Dell announced their first battery recall in August 2006, quickly followed by Apple. Being cynical by nature, the only reason that these companies would proactively do an expensive battery recall was to limit liability on a potentially explosive (pun intended) issue. I talked to numerous industry vets and learned that the potential exists for many more battery explosions and recalls. At PC Pitstop, I made it our mission to inform the public of the danger of battery fires, and practical tips to avoid them.

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