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New Ransomware Threat Targets Gamers

Last week Ars Technica reported on a new spike in ransomware infections that largely put gamers in the crosshairs. The article is fairly technical, but the key takeaway for consumers is: In the past four days, researchers from three separate security firms have reported that a large number of legitimate WordPress sites have been hacked […]

Recently Discovered Security Holes in Dell, Lenovo & Toshiba Computers, and How To Close Them

Yesterday Computerworld reported on the serious security flaws that are shipping in the pre-loaded software (which some call “bloatware”) of Dell, Lenovo and Toshiba computers. With so many people sure to get new computers for the holidays, it’s important to get the word out on this.     From Computerworld: If you have a Lenovo […]

Malware in Google Play Books Store

I’ve previously written posts to inform consumers Why You Should NEVER Get Your Apps From Google Play, and have also warned my readers about Counterfeit Kindle Books, but there’s a new threat in town: malware and phishing scams contained in ebooks sold in the Google Play Books store.     How Is This Possible? PDF […]

Other Dating Sites Targeted By Hackers

It seems that when the recent, massive hack of Ashley Madison exposed how weak security was on that site, hackers were motivated to take a closer look at online dating sites in general. What they and online security experts are finding is that most online dating sites are highly vulnerable to attack.     PlentyOfFish […]

Firefox Enabled The Adobe Flash Plugin Again, But That Doesn’t Mean It’s Safe

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