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Protect Your Information From Hackers By Installing HTTPS Everywhere Add-On

Protect Your Information From Hackers By Installing HTTPS Everywhere Add-On

If you have read any PC security articles over the past few years, then you’ve probably noticed a common theme: every PC security expert recommends using ‘https’ whenever possible. Https – the extra ‘s’ stands for ‘secure’ – goes at the start of every web address. It shows the user that the information sent over the connection is encrypted and safe from the prying eyes of hackers

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The Story About a Trojan Virus That Stole $46.5 Million in a Heist of Epic Proportions

The Story About a Trojan Virus That Stole $46.5 Million in a Heist of Epic Proportions

Your computer has probably been infected with a virus before. You may have noticed a few annoying pop-up advertisements appear on your screen. Or, your computer may have simply started to slow down. But those problems pale in comparison to the recent case of a Eurograbber Trojan virus that stole 36 million Euros (about $46.5 million) from the bank accounts of thousands of Europeans. How it wor

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DirectX 11.1 Will Be Windows 8 Exclusive

DirectX 11.1 Will Be Windows 8 Exclusive

Up until now, performance PC users have had little reason to upgrade to Windows 8. After all, Windows 7 is a fantastic operating system for both gamers and average PC users alike, and why fix what isn’t broken? Well, it looks like Microsoft wants to make Windows 8 a little more appealing to performance PC users like gamers. DirectX 11.1 – the next version of the popular suite of multimedia

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U.S. Department of Energy unveils Titan, world’s fastest supercomputer

U.S. Department of Energy unveils Titan, world’s fastest supercomputer

If you’re looking at the Speed Up My PC Free blog, then you’re probably interested in learning how to buy a fast computer or speed up a computer on your own. However, today, we’re going to tell you about a fast computer that is not only outside your budget range, but also outside the budget range of most of the world’s countries. The U.S. Department of Energy deployed a computer called

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Email scams on the rise…again

Email scams on the rise…again

Thanks to idiots around the world, email scams were hugely popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s. But eventually, thanks to spam filters and computer education, the impact of email scams gradually waned. Well, it looks like computer users have let their guards down. Today, email scams are staging a comeback. Major antivirus firms like Sophos and Kaspersky have sent out warnings to their use

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Security risk! iOS 6 tracks your internet history, downloads, and other personal data

Security risk! iOS 6 tracks your internet history, downloads, and other personal data

Apple’s iOS 6 probably didn’t need any more negative press. However, that’s exactly what it’s getting after new insight revealed that Apple’s latest update to its mobile operating system tracks basically everything users do over their iPhones and iPads. According to MacWorld, iOS 6 monitors which websites users visit, which restaurants they check into, which apps they download, and wh

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Major corporations pay an average of $8.9 million defending cyber attacks

Major corporations pay an average of $8.9 million defending cyber attacks

This year has been rough for the PC security industry. It appears that hackers are becoming smarter – or at least more determined – than ever before, and that means more corporations are experiencing data leaks and other problems. But many people are surprised to learn the true cost of cyber security. Over the past year, companies around the world paid an average of $8.9 million to defend c

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Hackers use Adobe’s digital certificate system to break into PCs

Hackers use Adobe’s digital certificate system to break into PCs

How can a virus get past the defenses of any computer? By using its built-in security certification system, of course. Such is the case with Adobe’s digital certificate system, which was compromised this past weekend by a group of hackers looking to deal damage to computers around the world. Adobe’s digital certificate system was hacked in order to verify two malicious updates. Normally, th

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Iranians no longer have access to Gmail and Google

Iranians no longer have access to Gmail and Google

In addition to China and North Korea, Iran is one of the most restrictive countries on the planet. But it looks like Iran’s citizens just became a little more suppressed. Today, ComputerWorld.com is reporting that Iran’s government has blocked access to Gmail and Google. Although it’s still possible to access Google and Gmail through alternative IP addresses and some mobile carriers, it

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Bad Sophos update causes false positives to appear across corporate antivirus networks

Bad Sophos update causes false positives to appear across corporate antivirus networks

One bad software update can taint the image of your antivirus company forever. Last week, Sophos found that out the hard way. It released an antivirus update that caused computers to light up with false positives. Windows computers running Sophos antivirus software automatically downloaded an update last week. Soon after the update was applied, computers started lighting up with false positives

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