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14 hrs ago | Emirates News Agency

Organised crime costs global enterprises more than $315 billion annually, says new study

WAM DOHA, April 20th 2014 -- Enterprises worldwide are expected to spend nearly US$500 billion in 2014 to deal with issues caused by malware deliberately loaded onto pirated software -- US$127 billion dealing with security issues and US$364 billion dealing with data breaches -- according to a new joint study conducted by IDC and the National ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Science / Technology, World News, Indonesia, Computers, Piracy News, Social Software

18 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

Google Gives Refunds And $5 Credit To Users Who Bought 'Virus Shield' App

About a week back we reported about a popular application on the Google Play Store which was actually a scam.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Science / Technology, Gadgets

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Xinhuanet

Xinhua Insight: China on frontlines of cyber security threat

Twenty years after it embraced the Internet, China has become a cyber giant, but a weak one vulnerable to a skyrocketing number of threats.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Prison, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science

ResearchBuzz

Houses, DPLA, Piano Rolls, More: Saturday Morning Buzz, April 19, 2014

Danny Sullivan has been covering search for 18 years! Danny is a terrific guy and I'm so glad he's still active in this space.

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Related Topix: Home, Home Improvement, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Science / Technology

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Consumer Concerns: Computer users must be extra alert

On April 7, in a warning to some of its longtime computer users, Microsoft announced it was no longer supplying security fixes for Windows XP, the operating system that's been around for a dozen years and is still used by millions of consumers and small businesses.

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Related Topix: Computers, Microsoft, Startups, Microsoft Windows, Science / Technology, PC

KRMS-AM Osage Beach

BBB Warns Of Identity Theft

The deadline for Lake Area residents to file their taxes may be over; however the Better Business Bureau is urging consumers to be on guard against identity theft.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Forbes.com

With Tax Day Over, Tax Scammers Are Still In Business

With the ink barely dry on tax returns, scammers are already reaching out to taxpayers.

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Related Topix: Tax, Science / Technology

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Kasperky Lab Weblog

IT threat evolution Q1 2014

Kaspersky Lab's antivirus solutions detected 645 809 230 virus attacks on users' computers.

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BetaNews

Emsisoft, Kaspersky top AV-Comparatives' Real-World Protection Test

Independent security testing lab AV-Comparatives has revealed a summary of its March 2014 Real-World Protection Test, where top antivirus products are exposed to a test set of 1,264 current threats.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Wed Apr 16, 2014

CIO

Zango Strikes Back: Says Fortinet Report on Facebook Malware is "Fundamentally Untrue"

CIO - Online media vendor Zango says it isn't attacking Facebook users with malware.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

CIO

Hacked MySpace Page Serves Up Fake Windows Update

Using a hacked MySpace profile, online criminals are trying to trick victims into downloading a malicious Trojan horse program by disguising it as a Microsoft update, according to researchers at security vendor McAfee.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Science / Technology, Microsoft, Startups, Sentillion, Computer Security

Tue Apr 15, 2014

PHP-Nuke

Uninstall Toolbars from your browser - Get rid of those annoying toolbars once and for all

We all know that installing software from different websites will eventually turn into an annoyance since these applications often come with an uninvited guest: an annoying and undesired toolbar or the unwelcome surprise that even your default search engine has been changed.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Internet

CIO

Yahoo Sued for 'Syndication Fraud'

Yahoo and a handful of unidentified third parties are being sued for their alleged participation in "syndication fraud" schemes, in which advertisers that paid the search giant to post their ads on related search-results pages and on partner websites had their ads displayed via spyware and adware products, and on sites with similar names to popular ... (more)

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Related Topix: Startups, Yahoo!, Science / Technology

Aurora Era-Banner

German space research centre hit by cyberattack

Germany's national space research centre has been hit by a malware attack that appears to stem from foreign, state-sponsored sources, it has been revealed.

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Related Topix: Computer Security

Mon Apr 14, 2014

ComputerWorld

Your no-fuss, fail-safe guide to protecting Android devices

As Android's popularity continues to climb, it's increasingly joining the workplace.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Widevine Technologies, Science / Technology

Sun Apr 13, 2014

MacLife

Deals: Get MacBooster and Do Some Spring Cleaning on Your Mac

We're coming up on spring, which means it's time to prepare for spring cleaning.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Hispanic Business

The Sacramento Bee Claudia Buck column

The news was just hours old, and the scam phone calls were already coming in. Last Monday, in a warning to some of its longtime computer users, announced it was no longer supplying security fixes for Windows XP, the operating system that's been around for a dozen years and is still used by millions of consumers and small businesses.

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Related Topix: Computers, Microsoft Windows, Science / Technology, PC

The Spokesman-Review

BBB Tip of the Week: Safety measures against cyber attacks - Sun, 13 Apr 2014 PST

For those who like to follow the latest celebrity gossip, a simple Internet search may spell disaster.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Neowin.net

Google introduces continual on-device monitoring to fight malware-ridden apps

In rare cases, applications which manage to pass Google's certification and are downloadable through the Google Play Store, carry out malicious activities through third party services later, such applications will finally be reduced as Google will now be using an app scanning system on the device itself to check apps prior to installation as well.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Science / Technology

Fri Apr 11, 2014

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Oklahoma AG Warns Of Tax And Rebate Scams

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is warning Oklahomans about tax and rebate scams that have netted criminals billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Tax, Social Security, Personal Finance, Science / Technology

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