Monthly Archives: May 2012

Only 1 in 5 Windows PCs are Protected from Viruses

Only 1 in 5 Windows PCs are Protected from Viruses

May 31, 2012

Would you like to hear a troubling statistic? I thought you might. According to an antivirus vendor, almost one-fifth of every Windows PC in the United States lacks any kind of active security protection. This data comes from a year-long project conducted by the company, which shows that one out of every five Windows PCs […]

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None of the $14,000 Accumulated by Flashback was Paid

None of the $14,000 Accumulated by Flashback was Paid

May 23, 2012

In most cases when somebody releases a botnet or virus, it is to generate money from poor, unsuspecting victims. Such was the case with the recent Flashback botnet unleashed on Mac devices. That botnet managed to generate $14,000 from its click fraud campaign. However, the beautiful hand of irony has decided to rest gently on […]

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Twitter Announces Support for Do Not Track Technology, Implements It Immediately

Twitter Announces Support for Do Not Track Technology, Implements It Immediately

May 21, 2012

Twitter recently announced that it is supporting “Do Not Track” and showed that support by immediately halting online tracking of users who trigger a setting in their browsers. The announcement was made by an official with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) during a Do Not Track (DNT) event that was hosted by Mozilla. Mozilla, […]

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