Facebook – New Music Theme Scam circulating

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AVAST and Facecooks security warn of new popular Facebook threat actively circulating https://blog.avast.com/2014/01/23/facebook-music-theme-scam-hits-a-sour-note/ http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/AVAST-Virus-Lab-Discovers-Facebook-Music-Theme-Scam.html/ QUOTE: By now, we are all familiar with Facebook scams that claim to give your Newsfeed a designer look. Remember Facebook Red or Facebook Black? Those pretty themes ended up spreading spam and malicious links via online surveys and fake videos. […]

Anti-Virus – Windows 8.1 product reviews for 2014

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AV product reviews for the new Windows 8.1 operating system were highlighted in PC Magazine recently http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/319941-antivirus-products-show-off-under-windows-8-1 http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/reviews/antivirus http://www.pcmag.com/category2/0,2806,1639159,00.asp QUOTE: In November’s edition of this report, Kaspersky managed a trifecta: six of six possible points in all three categories. Note that testing lab AV-Comparatives named Kaspersky their product of the year for 2013. Kaspersky remains […]

Virus Hoaxes – Funeral Notice circulating in JAN 2014

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In assisting a friend in Texas, this new threat is actively circulating in email and should be avoided http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/funeralnotice.asp QUOTE:  In January 2014, Internet users began receiving e-mails from various funeral homes with attention-getting subject lines such as “Passing of your friend,” messages that informed recipients a “dear friend” had passed away and invited them […]

AntiVirus – Free basic products are popular in Jan 2014 study

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http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/320162-free-antivirus-products-rule-the-world QUOTE: Researchers found that 23.0 percent use a Microsoft product, 15.9 percent rely on avast!, and 8.9 percent run AVG.  Microsoft still leads, with over 25 percent of installations. Present on nearly 15 percent of surveyed systems, Malwarebytes is a surprise winner of second place. Note that the basic Malwarebytes Anti-Malware doesn’t include real-time […]

Mobile Security – 5 best practices for Mobile Application developers

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PC Magazine highlights 5 best practices for Mobile Application developers http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/mobile-security/320190-5-easy-ways-developers-can-make-apps-that-don-t-leak-your-info QUOTE: Jared Blake, the CTO at Moki, sat down to tell us five simple things developers can do to make their apps better 1: Use HTTPS For Everything 2: Don’t Try to Invent Your Own Encryption 3: Clean Up Your Logs 4: Know Your […]


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