threats

Wed
23
Dec
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FTC Targets Intel with Antitrust Claims

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently filed a lawsuit against Intel Corporation, alleging that the computer chip manufacturer waged a systematic campaign to shut out its rivals by cutting off their access to the marketplace. In doing so, ... the FTC believes that Intel deprived consumers of choice and innovation, and that Intel's anti-competitive tactics were designed to stop competitive products that threatened its monopoly in the CPU (Central Processing Unit) microchip market. (Source: ftc.gov ) Success at the Expense of Consumers According to the FTC complaint, Intel's strategy ... (view more)

Thu
29
Jan
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Rising Malware Threats reported by AVG and F-Secure

Malware was on the rise last year, and 2009 doesn't look much better. Reports from two different security companies, AVG and F-secure, are painting an increasingly dangerous picture of our online world. F-secure, makers of real-time virus protection ... software, reports that detections of malware have tripled since 2007. Topping their list were botnets -- a network of infected computers, sometimes called zombies -- which can be remotely controlled by hackers without the knowledge of the computer's owner. There is no hard data on how many zombified computers are out there, but by F-secure's ... (view more)

Wed
30
Jul
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Study Shows Greatest Threats to Business Networks

Businesses' internal networks are becoming increasingly less secure, a new study shows. A scan of 100,000 corporate PCs and servers found that every single organisation was facing some form of security threat. The industries studied included ... healthcare, insurance, finance and manufacturing, with Promises Inc warning that the risk might extend outside the networks and out into the public domain among customers and clients. Security firm Promises Inc carried out the study between January and June this year. The research found even the most secure networks had at least three threats: the two ... (view more)

Tue
13
Mar
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Microsoft OneCare Live: Dead Last Against Viruses

We've all heard it before. In the past it's been shown that Microsoft's relatively new antivirus software, Windows OneCare Live, struggled to eliminate all of the most recent threats to a user's operating system. Microsoft only released the program ... last year, and it's starting to become apparent that it has much work to do in order to catch up with the competition from longtime industry veterans like McAfee and Norton. Now, a recent test of Trojans and the like revealed that OneCare Live in fact offers the least security of all software on the market. (Source: Slashdot.org ) The test was ... (view more)

Tue
13
Feb
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OneCare Fails to Protect Against All Viruses

Just when you thought it was safe to browse the Internet -- A recent examination of Microsoft's new virus and malware protection software, OneCare, has revealed that the product is already out of date. That means there are plenty of threats floating ... around the web that can bypass OneCare's defenses and infect a computer. The study was performed by British computer publication "Virus Bulletin", which is widely respected for its "VB100" tests. These examinations are considered a benchmark in accurately displaying the potential threats for a program like OneCare. (Source: astalvista.com ) So, ... (view more)

Wed
20
Apr
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Hijack Guard by PC Tools (Freeware)

Infopackets Reader Troy V. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thank you so much for all your hard effort in reviewing our products, Registry Mechanic and Spyware Doctor . We have received quite a bit of positive feedback from your web site visitors, as I am ... sure you have as well. At this time, I want to let you know that PC Tools has just released a ground breaking new freeware product called 'Hijack Guard' that protects PC users from the next generation of Web hijacker [Spyware] threats. Hijack Guard detects and disables these threats on the shoppers PC, protecting both the shopper and the ... (view more)

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