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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HTTPS: The S is More Than Just a Letter

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Anyone who has ever used the Internet has looked up at their browser’s address bar and noticed a series of letters that either looks like this ‘HTTP’, or like this ‘HTTPS’. At first glance, it may seem like it’s just the letter S. In reality though, it is much more complicated than that.
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Why You Should Take Your Passwords Seriously

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Unfamiliar messages. Passwords that no longer work. These are just two of the many clues that cybercriminals have gotten a hold of your password and broken into your account.

With the password compromised, the first step is to regain control over the account by changing passwords and checking configuration settings to make sure nothing has changed. However, if the root problem (how the passwords were successfully stolen) is not fixed, then the accounts will just get compromised again and again. That’s why it’s important to take your passwords seriously and to make sure they are strong.
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Security Resolutions for the New Year

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Another new year means new resolutions! And while we’re not going to push you to exercise more, we do want to encourage you to be more secure when you’re online. So to start 2014 on the right note, we’ve compiled a list of security resolutions you can regularly refer to, so you can stay safe online all year-round.
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It’s the Most Wonderful Time… for SEO Poisoning!

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‘Tis the time of year for eggnog and holiday tales. Here is a holiday story for you to be mindful of when browsing online.

When searching for something on the Web, most people type in a few keywords into a search engine, such as Yahoo!, Google, or Bing and press enter. And by the magic of the Internet, you’re presented with a list of results within a fraction of a second.
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