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Follow the Leader: Are Your Files Really Infected?

Two antivirus firms, industry giant Kaspersky Labs and Dr.Web, have found that many antivirus programs don't do their own research, but, instead simply use information provided by other antivirus programs.

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Tags: Kaspersky, Dr.Web, Antivirus

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Busted for Lizard Squad Attacks

Did you know you could pay for a service to have a website taken down for several hours? It does carry some risk though, as six young men found out recently in the UK.

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Tags: Hack, Lizard Squad

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Ransomware Targets Gamers

By now you should already know what ransomware is. A new version of it is targeting computer gamers.

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Tags: Ransomware, Video Games, TeslaCrypt, Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, Diablo, Dragon Age: Origins, League of Legends, Minecraft, Skyrim, Starcraft 2, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, World of Warcraft

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Apple's Insomnia Vulnerability

A recently-patched vulnerability in iOS devices allowed apps to run in the background forever.

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Tags: Apple, iOS, Update

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Behind the Ashley Madison Hack

By now, you've probably heard about the hack of the Ashley Madison website, a site devoted to helping people conduct affairs. But do you know who was behind it or why they did it?

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Tags: Hack, Avid Life Media, Impact Team, Ashley Madison

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Emergency Patch for Internet Explorer

Even though Microsoft's Patch Tuesday was last week, the software giant released an emergency update for the Microsoft web browser, Internet Explorer, this week.The security flaw it fixes is in all versions of IE from 7 to 11.

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Tags: Microsoft, Internet Explorer

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What is Synthetic Identity Theft?

Take a true piece of personal information and add in some false info and what do you get? Synthetic identity theft. It's new and it's on the rise.

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Tags: Synthetic Identity Theft

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