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You already know that there are numerous scams circulating around during this holiday season, now it’s time for you to stay safe and protect your computer as you browse and buy on the Web. Lavasoft has compiled the ultimate Christmas online shopping tip list, just for you....
Black Friday/Cyber Monday online shopping can be a great way to avoid the hectic crowds, the shoving and long queues during the busiest shopping day of the year.
Cyber Monday is almost as popular with shoppers as Black Friday. Shop.org, a division of The National Retail Federation (NRF) for the first time in its history today released its 2012 online holiday sales forecast.
Scammers continue to update their old malicious tricks, and develop new ones to get past your defenses. This coming season is no different. Stay safe this Halloween season and beyond with a quick overview of these security advices in honor of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Spam can be frustrating. Unfortunately there are many ways spammers can find out about your email address and then send spam to you. There is very little we can do to avoid ending up on a list of targets for spammers. The reality is that this is one of the main problems of today’s internet.
Microsoft have published a Security Bulletin Summary for August 2012. A number of updates have been released including five "critical" and four "important" severity updates affecting Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Developer Tools, Microsoft Server Software, SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange.
The patches address remote code execution and elevation of privilege. Importantly, an update has been released to patch four vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 and 9 (MS12-052).
Online stores offer a convenient, easy-to-use way of shopping, especially for those busy individuals. Shopping an item is so easy; it’s just within a few clicks and then voila, it’s done!
This is why online shopping gains its popularity every year. Almost everything can be bought online! You name it, the internet has it. However, it's important to take note that you'll still need to take some precautions when purchasing items online. Remember, cyber criminals are always on the prowl.
Identity thieves use low-tech methods such as stealing your wallet or even eavesdropping at key moments as well as sophisticated Internet scams to rob people of their sensitive personal data. That's why it's critical to closely protect any documents, banking cards, or sensitive numbers that can be used by thieves for their personal gain — whether you're at home, out and about in public, or surfing the Web.
Below are basic guidelines we have compiled to help you reduce the risk of identity theft, whether you are online or offline:
Password breach was the most talked about topic in the internet security arena in June. The hysteria began when a user on a Russian forum claimed that he gained access to 6.5 million passwords to the professional networking site, LinkedIn. And as the week went on, the scope of the leak grew significantly to affect both eHarmony and Last.fm.
Adobe have published a security update addressing a critical vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player 184.108.40.206 and earlier versions.
The vulnerability could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
Windows users of Adobe Flash Player 220.127.116.11 and earlier are advised to upgrade to Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.257
LinkedIn have confirmed that a number of user accounts have been compromised. While they have not published the amount of compromised accounts, a Russian forum user uploaded around 6.5 million encrypted user passwords to demonstrate the security breach took place. While the user names have not been included, it's a pretty good bet that they have also been stolen. You can check this site to see if your password was amongst those stolen.
What can you do to stop the spread of rogues and save your hard-earned cash for genuine programs that protect your PC and personal information? Armed with a little knowledge and awareness of the problem, users will be able to stop falling for these fakes and help to make sure that rogue software vendors stop profiting from their unscrupulous business.
Never pay for malware! Here’s how you can tell what's real and what's not when it comes to security software, so you can keep from buying bogus products.