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We would like to share with our users the newest review that was issued from PC Mag regarding Ad-Aware Free 10.5 - We're definitely very proud of this review! We will continue to improve this software and ensure that we provide the best protection to all of our users...


Lavasoft News has compiled a list of "security shorts" - summaries of other online security stories making news around the world this past month...





As technology advances, trying to maintain privacy on the Internet has become increasingly difficult. Nowadays there are so many different ways to be tracked online. Many everyday activities now involve computers and the Internet. Cell phones, emails, web browsers, search engines, and social media sites are just a few examples of technologies that produce digital footprints as a natural byproduct of using them.


These days, we share more and more personal details about ourselves online — whether intentional or not. You may think that you are anonymous as you browse websites, but pieces of information about you are always left behind.

This information can include browsing behaviors, but more importantly, it could also include personally identifiable information, which can potentially be exploited by criminals for identity theft.


Malware is becoming stealthier with hackers and cyber scammers becoming more creative in finding ways to spread malware. The Internet today is beleaguered with threats such as phishing, viruses, spyware, and botnets, all threatening to challenge steal your information and breach your privacy.


Lavasoft News has compiled a list of "security shorts" - summaries of other online security stories making news around the world this past month...







Lavasoft News has compiled a list of "security shorts" - summaries of other online security stories making news around the world this past month.




By: Aditya Balapure (Infosec Institute)

 The recent major vulnerability CVE-2013-0027 flooded almost all versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer and affected operating systems like Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8, including all the major server versions too. Some thirteen privately reported vulnerabilities were recently resolved in a security bulletin by Microsoft.


It's springtime! It's the familiar time to tackle the grime that's built up in our homes over the winter months. You may know all the tricks when it comes to scrubbing, polishing, and organizing your house. Confused when it comes to your PC? Freshen up your computer with our roundup of 11 time-tested cleaning tricks, on the inside and out.



Social networking sites are growing in popularity at an exponential rate. They have become a common occurrence in our daily lives — among all generations. For example, Facebook with over 1 billion active users is now the biggest social media website amongst other giants such as Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, Pinterest and the list goes on. While they are a great way to stay in touch with old friends, find new friends, keep family up-to-date, post pictures, and so on; they are also now very popular places for people who have bad intentions.


We may think tax season is a burden. On the other hand, it is actually the prime hunting season for cyber criminals to ply their trade. They are constantly trying to steal implementing phishing scams and fraudulent emails that are often directed to taxpayers and request for personal information, such as a social insurance, credit card, bank account and passport numbers claiming the taxpayer can receive a refund or benefit payment....


Fraudsters are always looking for an opportunity during tax season, they know that a lot of personal and financial information is going to be changing hands. Aside from making sure that your receipts and documents are in order, there are a few other things that you need to make sure to avoid being a victim of identity theft or scams during tax season....