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Computer Security Watch – April 17 2014

 Android VS Apple: Round 154,678, The Eternal Debate Continues!

Today’s Top Threat
The w32.Mezit!inf is a standard level Trojan, it will get into your computer traditionally by downloading a program or opening an email and open up your computer for a whole host of other viruses.

Today’s Top Stories
Android vs iOS: Which is More Secure?
“They’re both selling by the millions, with no sign of slowing down, but there are big differences between the iOS and Android mobile platforms – not least in the array of security threats they face, and the ways in which they attempt to mitigate them. You’re never totally secure when using a mobile device on either platform, but should the security conscious be choosing one over the other?

Domains Added To Our Blacklist
In case you want to add them to yours as well.

Today’s Most Ridiculous Spam E-mail
Oh, I knew I needed a new sacreen stand. I almost wish spammers would take a few seconds to proof read their emails, and of course I will not open a power point file from an unknown source.
“Dear Sir or Madam,
If you need touch monitor/sacreen stand/base, pls have a look at attached ppt documents. You’ll find what you need.
If any sample needed, we’d like to offer you a sample for your check.
Thank you very much for your time.
Best regards, ”

Its Not The Size Of The Virus, It’s How Many There Are.
We almost look down and scoff at the everyday piece of malware that does not directly effect us.  Billions of people worldwide have a virus on their phone or computer right now, but as long as it doesn’t effect their everyday life, it’s no big deal.  The real issue is when those multiply into thousands, which really start to slow your computer down and make you wonder if there is something wrong.  One or two viruses will not hurt your computer too much, but the thousands make a large difference in performance, and the best way to keep yourself from having those thousands is to be proactive.  If you do not, have your computer automatically scan itself every Wednesday at 3:00 am.  It does not stop you from playing your games, working hard, or checking Facebook but it will make a big difference in the long run.

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