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Network Monitoring for Serious eCommerce


In the real world, businesses come in every size, from self-employed entrepreneurs like me to mega malls like Wal-Mart.

The Year of Spyware


In retrospect, the year 2004 made significant milestones that will forever change the future of internet spyware related issues. Various spyware issues were addressed and a fast growing market evolved around spyware.

Are You Well Protected


Winter…the official start of the cold and flu season. Though, technically speaking, things got started a little early. Close to a million computers, mostly home PC users, have been infected.

How to Protect your PC from Spyware in the Cyber Age.


Wouldnt you be shocked to find that your personal sensitive information, like files, credit card information, operating system / software and other non-disclosed data to be penetrated by unscrupulous prying eyes Even worse...

More Cool Web Tricks


If you ask most people what frustrates them most about the Internet, many of them will tell you "Its the little things!"

I Spy...Something Terribly Wrong In Your Computer


I Spy...Something Terribly Wrong In Your Computer

Your Computer May Be Infected. Heres How To Check.. NOT about virus


NOTE: Please take time to read on - it may be vital for your PCs security. If you are not in the mood, just save it or print it out for later reference.

Be Aware of Phishing Scams!


If you use emails actively in your communication, you must have received various messages claiming to be from Ebay, Paypal and a number of banks. A recent email as if from U.S. Bank Corporation that I received contains the subject "U.S. Bank Fraud Verification Process" and in the body of the mail it says "We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that your U.S. Bank Internet Banking account may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Protecting the security of your account and of the U.S. Bank network is our primary concern. Therefore, as a preventative measure, we have temporarily limited access to sensitive account features. To restore your account access, please take the following steps to ensure that your account has not been compromised:". It continues with a link to a webpage, which looks very similar to original web page of the bank.

Who’s Watching What You Type


If someone entered your home, uninvited and installed numerous cameras and listening devices in order to monitor your activities, you would quite rightly be outraged. While such a situation, unless you are living in the Big Brother House, would be considered ridiculous, the same cannot be said for the humble home computer.

Rogue Dialers - The Nets Latest Scamola!


If recent news stories concerning worms, trojans and security exploits within Microsofts Internet Explorer, left you feeling vulnerable, this will leave you terrified. PCs the world over are already being hit by a new breed of trojan type software called Rogue Dialers. More malevolent than most ordinary spyware, Rogue Dialers actually hijack the computers modem and then uses it to dial-up a premium rate telephone number, racking up huge telephone charges. Many Dialers operate whilst the victim is actively surfing the Net by dropping the current connection and then performing an automatic reconnection via a premium rate number. Most scary of all are the Dialers which connect themselves to a premium rate number while the victim is away from their machine, achieving this by detecting long periods of inactivity.

6 Essential Steps to Protect Your Computer On the Internet For Free


Recently one of my friends asked me to check out if his computer was infected by virus. He suspected because occasionally the computer was shut down automatically when connected to internet. My first thought was the Sasser worm 60 seconds auto count-down. As he uses Windows 98 second edition with IE5, the virus must be a Sasser variant.

Watch Out For Spyware Programs That Slows Down Your Computer System


Spyware is a program that once loaded on your computer unknowingly collects information from your PC and sends it to another party. The most dangerous types of Spyware programs copies personal information that you would not share with anyone such as passwords, files and credit card numbers.

Is Your Computer Sick


Viruses and spyware usually show up on your computer one of two ways.

Spyware: What It Is and How to Combat It


Spyware is software or hardware installed on a computer without the users knowledge which gathers information about that user for later retrieval by whomever controls the spyware.

Computer Tips that Help Small Businesses Operate Profitably


When working properly, computers enable small businesses to make big business profits; however, get booted off your computer and you’re suddenly starving. In most instances, computers usually act up due to lack of care by its owners. Here are four computer tips that’ll keep you up and running smoothly.

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Marketing 'spyware' caught in PC games but makers reject that label
Polygon
About 20 PC games — including The Elder Scrolls Online and Conan Exiles — have removed a piece of third-party spyware tracking users' activity outside of the game, and dozens more are said to still have it more than a week after it came to light on ...



CSO Online

Gamers: Is Red Shell 'spyware' being used in the games you play ...
CSO Online
Some game developers use Red Shell to fingerprint gamers for marketing purposes, and gamers are not happy, forcing many to remove it.

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Kotaku

16 Studios Removing Alleged Spyware From PC Games After Fan ...
Kotaku
In Mario Kart, red shells target your nearest rival and ruthlessly stop them in their tracks. Everybody hates them. Marketing company Red Shell, meanwhile, helps ...
Red Shell analytics software causes privacy uproar, over a dozen ...PC Gamer

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ZDNet

Time to cover your webcam? This stealthy spyware records video ...
ZDNet
Sneaky malware is highly targeted and goes out the way to avoid detection - and nobody knows how it infects its victims.
InvisiMole Spyware: Sophisticated Tool for Targeted Cyber EspionageSecurity Boulevard

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Computer Business Review

Bitdefender Finds Spyware That Pulls Ads from Google's AdSense
Computer Business Review
This rootkit identified by Bitdefender opens invisible browser instances to load advertising banners, then simulates clicks from the user,
Six Years and Counting: Inside the Complex Zacinlo Ad Fraud Operation – Bitdefender LabsBitdefender Labs

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PCMag

Spyware? PC Game Marketing Tool Triggers Privacy Backlash ...
PCMag
A marketing tool embedded in dozens of PC games is raising worries of a digital privacy invasion. The developers behind the Elder Scrolls Online and Conan ...
Total War, Vermintide, and more are dumping controversial tracking ...PCGamesN

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HuffPost

Spyware Geeks Freak After Singapore Reporters Get Free USB ...
HuffPost
The Twitterverse exploded in a spyware panic after a Dutch journalist in Singapore posted a photo of a press kit freebie of a tiny fan that connects to computers ...

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Elecspo

Red Shell 'spyware' found in more than 20 PC games - Everything you need to know
Elecspo
More than 20 PC games have been forced to remove a third-party spyware that has been tracking players activity outside of the game. Allegedly, there are dozens of games that are also suffering from the spyware called Red Shell. The software markets ...



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InvisiMole: surprisingly equipped spyware, undercover since 2013
We Live Security (blog)
Extra measures are taken to avoid attracting the attention of the compromised user, enabling the malware to reside on the system for a longer period of time. How the spyware was spread to the infected machines is yet to be determined by further ...


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