Heading Back to School? Don’t Forget About Your PC Security Basics!

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You’re hanging out in a campus coffee shop, surfing the Internet on a public WiFi network. You’re paying bills, reading email, and posting some funny photos taken in your dorm room last night.

And with each of those activities, you’re a potential target for cybercriminals, viruses, spyware, and other threats.
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Vacationing This Summer? Don’t Get Burned By Criminals & Online Threats!

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Summer is a time to get away, to relax, and just to forget about it all. But make sure you don’t let your guard down! When you go on vacation, criminals go to work. Take the right precautions or your trip could cost you much more than the price of airfare and hotel stay!
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Online Privacy: How to Minimize Your Digital Footprint

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Online privacy is a topic getting a lot of attention these days and has become a large concern among consumers. While the obvious solution is to take steps to better protect your online privacy, a survey published in Consumer Reports found that 62% of U.S. consumers “have done nothing to protect their privacy on the Internet.” This doesn’t mean consumers don’t care about privacy. In fact, the same survey notes that 58% of online users are concerned that the National Security Agency (NSA) may be spying on them.
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7 Ways to Spot a Phishing Scam

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It’s early in the morning, and you’ve just made a cup of coffee. You’re checking your email when you see one from PayPal, informing you there is an issue with your account and to ‘click here’ to verify your account. The email even features the official PayPal logo.

Because it’s early and your coffee hasn’t kicked in yet, you might think the email is legitimate and click the embedded link or attachment. And you might end up sorry if you did. If you’d taken a closer look, you’d have realized it was a phishing email.
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ZeroAccess Botnet: Is It Preparing Its Next Attack?

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In December 2013, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, Europol, the FBI, and other technology companies sought to take down one of the world’s largest botnets named ZeroAccess (also known as max++ or Sirefef). While the collaboration led to the disruption of ZeroAccess, the takedown was not fully successful as several servers hosting botnet’s command & control (C&C) continued to remain active.

Ever since its discovery several years ago and leading up to 2013, over two million computers globally had been infected. This led to search results from Google, Bing, and Yahoo! being hijacked, which redirected infected users to malicious websites and in turn, impacted the advertising revenue stream on these search providers. In fact, it is estimated that the cost of click fraud, as a result of ZeroAccess, was upwards of $2.7 million each month for online advertisers.
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