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November 3, 2011 by

Phone scammers target PC users with phony virus reports

Online con artists are targeting PC users worldwide in a brazen scam. It starts with a phone call from a "tech support specialist" who warns that your computer is infected with a virus. To fix things, all you have to do is give the caller remote access to your PC. Here's what happens next.

October 6, 2011 by

If your PC picks up a virus, whose fault is it?

Want to avoid being attacked by viruses and other malware? Two recent studies reveal the secret: regular patching. A fully patched system with a firewall enabled offers almost complete protection against drive-by attacks and outside intruders.

March 23, 2011 by

ACMA targets PC virus telemarketers

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced that it is ramping up its fight against telemarketers who try to convince customers that their computers are infected by viruses and then charge a fee for removal.

February 7, 2011 by

Cloud a haven for cybercriminals

Crooks already using cloud services as platform for illegal activities, warn security players, who say service providers have role to play in preventing their services from being abused.

December 8, 2010 by

PC quarantines raise tough complexities

Security experts call the concept "interesting", but too many uncertainties make the idea of quarantining a PC almost impossible to implement, with legal and user issues difficult to iron out.

November 22, 2010 by

Mac OS X no longer a safe haven

While a lower market share has kept Apple users safe from attacks, security firms warn that with increasing Mac malware codes, a major incident is "waiting to happen".

August 27, 2010 by

Intel-McAfee signals future toward secure devices

Despite investor unhappiness over lack of synergy between both companies, the alliance will lead way for security to be integrated into connected devices including mobiles and machine-to-machine systems, says industry analyst.

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