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Should I Get Rid of Adobe Flash?
Jul 17, 2015 - If you use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your web browser, you may have noticed recently that Adobe Flash is disabled or blocked. In fact, the latest Firefox update specifically blocked Flash (although the company later updated again to re-enable its use). For those that don't know, Adobe F...
Customer Service Survey Scams: Don't Fall for Them!
Jul 1, 2015 - Scammers are creative when it comes to devising schemes to try and steal your identity and money, and the BBB and the AARP have been warning consumers about such a scam lately regarding fake customer service surveys. These days, lots of businesses try to entice customers by offering gift cards, c...
Is Facebook's New PGP Encryption Secure?
Jun 30, 2015 - In early June, Facebook announced that it's adding the ability to add a PGP encryption key for its users. On its blog, Facebook said it's "very important to us that the people who use Facebook feel safe and can trust that their connection to Facebook is secure." The social media company provides ...
Samsung Keyboard Flaw: What You Need to Know
Jun 23, 2015 - Samsung mobile device users should be aware that a vulnerability has been discovered which could allow hackers to take full control of your phone or tablet. Discovered in November 2014 by mobile security firm NowSecure, the security flaw is with the updating mechanism for the built-in keyboard ap...
Will We Be Using Emojis in Passwords Soon?
Jun 22, 2015 - What if you could use a broken heart, a smiley face, a soccer ball and an ocean wave as a PIN for your online bank account instead of four digits? UK company Intelligent Environments has developed new technology to allow people to use emojis instead of numbers to create a PIN it says will be [...]
Viruses, Malware, and Spyware
Experts estimate that over one million viruses, spyware and adware applications, collectively called malware, have been released over the Internet. The purpose of these malware programs ranges from annoyances, like advertising pop-ups, to the downright criminal, like attempting to steal your identity. Luckily, Internet security software programs exist to help prevent your computer from being infected. All of the services we have reviewed offer advanced protection against viruses, spyware, adware and phishing scams. Most will even limit the amount of spam you see in your email inbox.
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