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Consumer alert: CryptoLocker “ransomware” holds files hostage until you pay up

The FBI is alerting PC owners of a new kind of “ransomware” called CryptoLocker. Ransomware is a type a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. CryptoLocker encrypts your files and holds them hostage until you pay a ransom of several hundred dollars, typically within three days.Find out what you need to know about this latest threat and how to keep your files safe.
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Protect yourself from Affordable Care Act phishing scams

With the Affordable Care Act going into effect tomorrow, be on the lookout for phishing scams. Cybercriminals will be trying to capitalize on the confusion surrounding the new law to find unsuspecting victims. Don't be tricked into revealing your personal or banking information. Learn how to protect yourself with 4 tips.
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DWDM: how colored light brings you more services

First, don’t be scared off by the name. Sure, Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) sounds a little intimidating (and it’s… more...
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What you need to know about Chrome 25

If you use Google Chrome, you should know about the important new security updates and controls included in the newest… more...
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Why you need Internet security powered by award-winning F-Secure

F-Secure Internet Security 2013 was awarded AV Test’s Best Protection 2012 and rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by PCWorld.… more...
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Don’t get hooked by a phishing scam

We’re hearing that a few of our customers have received phishing phone calls (otherwise known as voice phishing or “vishing”).… more...
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Twitter hacked. Update your passwords.

At the end of last week Twitter announced it had been attacked by hackers and that up to 250,000 accounts… more...
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Java 7 Patch released from Oracle – Here’s what you need to do

Last week a critical security vulnerability was discovered within Oracle’s popular Java 7 Runtime Environment (JRE), affecting Java 7 Update… more...
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Smart Cyber Shopping – no data for deals

Ready. The Cyber Monday hype is in full swing and smart shoppers are compiling data to find the season’s best… more...
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Passwords– a big inconvenience or a lifesaver?

Quick … are passwords a big inconvenience or a lifesaver? Both, right? I have them all written down in my… more...
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