Is This File Safe Or Malicious?

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In this age of digital communication, it’s common to receive email attachments that we open without thinking twice. But did you know that close to 1 in 25 email attachments are actually malicious? Some malicious attachments come from spam emails, which usually are easy to identify, while other emails appear harmless to the naked eye. So how do you determine if the Microsoft document or PDF file you’ve received from a job recruiter is legitimate or not?
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Introducing ZoneAlarm 2015 Security Suites: Giving You the Best Protection Ever

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Gone are the days where an antivirus and firewall are all you need to keep hackers and malware at bay. In today’s evolving threat landscape, you need a security solution that is also evolving to protect you from the over 315,000 new threats that are discovered each day. These threats are like silent, ticking time bombs waiting to go off – should you come across one hiding in an email attachment, web download, or website. But this is where ZoneAlarm comes in.

Introducing ZoneAlarm 2015 security suites, bringing you the best protection ever.

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Five Myths About Malware You Need to Know

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Malware is everywhere. You can get infected by opening up a rigged attachment in your email, or by visiting a booby-trapped website that automatically downloads malware on to your computer. Once infected, your computer can turn into a zombie, being remotely controlled by criminals to attack other computers. Criminals may steal your personal data or use your computer for nefarious activity.

While you need to take precautions to prevent getting infected in the first place, such as running an up-to-date security software, it’s also important to know how malware works and how they spread. There is a lot of misinformation out there, so here are some of the myths about malware you shouldn’t believe.
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The End of Windows XP is Near: Here’s What to Expect

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The clock is ticking for Windows XP holdouts. Microsoft has announced that official support for Windows XP and Office 2003 ends on April 8, 2014, and users are urged to switch to a more modern operating system.

Ending support means Microsoft will no longer be releasing patches to fix vulnerabilities in the software. Even if serious issues are later found in XP or Office 2003, or if attackers target previously unknown bugs, Microsoft will not be releasing any updates after April to address them. The last update for Windows XP will be released as part of Microsoft’s April Patch Tuesday, on April 8, 2014.
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Bitcoins: What You Need to Know About Securing Digital Currency

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More and more people are beginning to use cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin, and more businesses are beginning to accept it. The growing popularity, however, means thieves are also increasingly interested in stealing it.

Cryptocurrency is a digital currency. There is nothing physical—no coins or dollar bills—and it is generated (“mined”) by computers performing complex mathematical calculations. Bitcoin is perhaps the most well-known digital currency currently available, but there are plenty of others, including dogecoin, mazacoin, megacoin, and even solarcoin.
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