Blog Posts Tagged with "PC"

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Hewlett Packard to Switch to WebOS on Future PC’s

March 11, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

It looks like Microsoft may be forced into making a decision. To change and adapt to the times, or continue with business as usual and end up becoming obsolete. But hey, they still have the XBox right?

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Beware of PC Remote Access Assistance Scams

March 11, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Criminals almost duped a man into handing over remote access to his computer, along with all his personal and financial information. The so-called technician started by telling the man his computer had sent an error message to Microsoft and he was calling to help him rectify the problem...

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Majority of Workers Plug Unknown USBs Into Office PCs

March 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“The Stuxnet worm, the first ‘industrial’ virus, was well-known for spreading via unsecure USB sticks. Furthermore, even if unprotected USB sticks are not infected with viruses or worms, they can contain sensitive corporate data, leaking important information to external organizations"...

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Protecting Children on the Internet

February 04, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Parents who lack experience with the Internet, computers, or mobile phones must learn the basics before they can adequately monitor their children’s habits. A parent’s discomfort or unfamiliarity with technology is no excuse to let a child run wild on the Internet...

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Sandy Bridge Chip Flaw Puts Intel in Crisis Mode

February 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Does it change the perception of Intel's quality? Yes, probably. You've got real product out there that's been qualified and tested and green-lighted, and then you come back to say there's a problem and you have to recall," Wedbush analyst Patrick Wang told Reuters...

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Eight Essential Tips for a Secure 2011

December 30, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The list includes the obvious and not so obvious steps every user of online and mobile devices should implement. Grier's recommendations are simple, quick to employ, and can be accomplished at little or no cost to consumers...

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How to Safely Use a PC and the Internet

December 23, 2010 Added by:Brent Huston

It’s human nature to fear the unknown. We don’t like to deal with things we don’t understand. Once upon a time, it might have been ok to just avoid what we didn’t know. But today’s world is becoming more and more reliant on machines, computers, and the Internet...

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NASA Selling PCs Without Erasing Classified Data

December 09, 2010 Added by:Headlines

An audit of used hardware being sold by NASA found that the majority of the hard drives had not been wiped clean of sensitive data. Pallets of PCs were were found in a recycling center with NASA IP addresses on the processor cases, presenting a serious security problem according to the report...

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One Quarter of All PC Users Stung by Help Desk Scams

November 15, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Internet scam artists are unrelenting in their efforts to lure unsuspecting web users into handing over sensitive information. A report by consumer security advocates GetSafeOnline.org reveals a stunning twenty-five percent of all PC users have been fooled by Help Desk scams...

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