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Tech Support Phone Scam: How to Identify and Protect Against Fake Tech Support Phone Calls

Brian David Crane | Posted 04.20.2016 | Crime
Brian David Crane

Your computer company calls, claiming they've detected a virus on your PC and want to help you resolve the threat. You begin to worry and listen to the caller. What they are saying seems to make sense, but don't be so quick to follow their instructions.

New Software Bug May Be Worse Than 'Heartbleed'

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2014 | Technology

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - A newly discovered security bug in a widely used piece of Linux software, known as "Bash," could pose a...

U.S. Takes Down Crime Ring That Infected Over 500,000 Computers

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2014 | Technology

(Reuters) - A U.S.-led international operation disrupted a crime ring that infected hundreds of thousands of PCs around the globe with malicious softw...

The New Cyber Wars: Out of the Flame and Into the Fire

Erel Margalit | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Erel Margalit

If WWI was sparked by the "shot heard round the world," and the Nazi war machine rumbling into Poland ignited WWII, the start of the next global conflagration will likely be as quiet as a click of a mouse.

How To Stay Computer Virus Free

Posted 06.11.2011 | Technology

Becky ChambersWhile a lot of internet threats are rather over-hyped, there are some serious things to be cautious of when going online. Probably the b...

The FBI Issues Holiday Warning About Smishing, Vishing and Other Scams by Cyber-Criminals

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

It's not just the holiday season for shoppers -- cyber-criminals look forward to this period of increased retail activity as a way to steal our money and personal information.

Sex Movie Worm Spreads Worldwide

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A booby-trapped e-mail that promises free sex movies is racking up victims around the world, warn security firms....

McAfee Update

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Computers in companies, hospitals and schools around the world got stuck repeatedly rebooting themselves Wednesday after an antivirus prog...

The Writers Workbench: The Anti-Virus Flu Season

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert J. Elisberg

We all need anti-virus programs, and there are a lot out there to choose from. Here are a couple that don't have as recognizable names as some, yet have long been industry leaders.

New York Times Malware: Bad Ad On

AllThingsD | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here's a front page story the New York Times (NYT) would rather not be running: The paper is warning readers to be aware of bogus ads running on its ...

Mac Users Beware: Hackers Unleash First Trojan Horse Aimed At Macs's "The Machinist" Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If you're running a Mac and are in the mood for some free porn today, do not, while visiting a site purporting to offer such goodies, linger upon a We...