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18
Jul
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Internet Explorer Ranks #1 for Blocking Malware: Study

Microsoft has been judged the clear winner in a recent test of how well web browsers block unintended access to malicious software on websites. It's great news for Microsoft's reputation, though some critics suggest the methods used in the test may ... be lacking. Browser Malware Protection Tested, Compared The browser comparison was conducted by independent security firm NSS labs. The test observed a feature known as browser protection, which appears in all the major browsers under various names. In general, browser protection is designed to deal with situations where users are tricked into ... (view more)

Tue
24
May
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Bill Demands New Privacy Laws for Social Networks

A proposed new law under debate in the California senate would make drastic changes to the way social networks handle user privacy. It would mean sites like Facebook would have to maximize their privacy settings as a default. Under the proposals, ... social networking sites would have to allow users to set privacy levels at the time of registration, explaining the various options "in plain language." This would have to include a clear explanation of exactly which categories of people and businesses would be able to see information. (Source: ca.gov ) Full Control Over Information By default, a new ... (view more)

Fri
25
Mar
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How to Make a Firefox 3 Theme for Firefox 4

Firefox 4 was released to the public just a few days ago, and like many, I was quick to jump on this most marvelous upgrade. Firefox 4 is definitely faster than 3, and it surely uses less memory. However, the layout has been driving me absolutely ... nuts for the last few days. Wanted: Firefox 3 Theme for Firefox 4 Call me old fashioned, but I really, really, *really* liked the button layout of Firefox 3 much better than 4. The home page and refresh buttons, for example, have been moved and things are much more condensed. I also didn't care for the new color scheme. By the end of the day, I was ... (view more)

Wed
08
Dec
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eStore Owner Charged With Bullying Customers

The owner of an online eyeglasses store has been charged with making electronic threats to disappointed customers. However, in doing so, Vitaly Borker believes the threats actually helped to boost the site's position in Google search rankings, and ... thus bring more traffic to his website. Borker, who operates decormyeyes.com, has been charged with four offenses: cyberstalking, making interstate threats, mail fraud and wire fraud. In at least one case, he is accused both of delivering a counterfeit pair of "designer" spectacles and vastly overcharging the customer. When the New York Times ... (view more)

Fri
05
Nov
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Hackers Target IE6 and 7; MS Recommends Upgrade

Microsoft has announced a temporary workaround for users of older editions of Internet Explorer (IE) vulnerable to a new bug. The situation yet again highlights the importance of upgrading to the more secure, recent editions (IE8 and IE9) of the ... browser. The bug's dynamics are all-too-familiar: if a hacker persuades a user to visit a specially-crafted webpage, they'll be able to install and run malicious software on the user's computer. It's another zero day attack , meaning the problem is currently being exploited by hackers before Microsoft has a working fix. Browser Check First, Virus ... (view more)

Mon
09
Aug
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Koobface Virus Resurfaces on YouTube, Tracks Users

The ' Koobface ' virus is once again making its rounds, freshly updated and even tougher to combat. It's responsible for delivering spyware payloads and also sniffing out passwords and credit card numbers of unsuspecting users. "Several weeks ago ... Koobface added ... hijacking functionality that blocks access to security sites, tipping users off to the fact that something might be wrong with their systems. Since then the authors have taken a giant leap toward invasiveness with the installation of a fake anti-virus Trojan," said Mcafee researchers. (Source: avertlabs.com ) Koobface Now ... (view more)

Mon
08
Feb
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'Sandboxie', and 'Page Zipper'

Sandboxie Sandboxie helps to protect your operating system by running specific programs in an isolated space. For example, sandboxie would isolate a newly-installed program from having access to making changes to other programs and data in your ... computer. If you do a lot of downloading and want to try out a program and don't want it to make changes to your system, sandboxie is what you need. http://www.sandboxie.com Page Zipper Ever read one of those top ten lists or photo galleries where every item is on a different page? PageZipper automatically merges all the "Next" pages into one ... (view more)

Thu
17
Dec
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Windows 7 Upgrade: Top 10 FAQs from Readers

The last weekend before Christmas is vastly approaching, and so too is our super-saver deal on Acronis True Image 2010 at 25% off the retail price. I've received many (many!) questions regarding Upgrading to Windows 7 / using True Image 2010 over ... the past week. I have therefore compiled a Top 10 FAQ frequently asked questions and answers, which I hope will clear up some confusion. That said, I'd like to thank everyone who has purchased True Image 2010. Each purchase goes directly to support our website and staff of writers... and without your support, our website simply would not exist. ... (view more)

Tue
15
Sep
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Registry Mechanic 8 Review

Excellent news for anyone who uses MS Windows -- Registry Mechanic version 9 has just been released! Registry Mechanic is the long-standing market leader among Windows Registry Cleaners -- and it's not because of great marketing or a massive ... corporation behind it -- no, Registry Mechanic has the #1 slot simply because it works! Subscribers to the Infopackets email newsletter will have read Dennis Faas raving about this product for years; now I've tried it for myself, I can only agree with his praise. And with this very special release, we've arranged an exclusive offer just for you! Why do ... (view more)

Tue
14
Jul
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Infopackets + PC Tools: Software Bonanza 2009

Note: Use Coupon Code INFOPACKETS30 at checkout to receive discount (up to 66% savings). Read below for full details -- or click here to visit PC Tools site now! Dennis here from Infopackets with a summer sizzler on simply sensational software! As ... most of you are already aware, we regularly recommend three award-winning software programs by PC Tools in our email newsletters, namely: Spyware Doctor with Antivirus, Spyware Doctor and Registry Mechanic. These programs are not only essential PC utilities in their own right, but they are also at the top of their class and continue to receive rave ... (view more)

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