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Computer Security Watch – July 30 2014

Lot Of Choices, All Good Answers

Today’s Top Threat
Symantec labels the PUA.Gen.2 as a compliation of generic potentially unwanted apps that have not created a specific definition yet. PUA – sometimes referred to as PUP (Potentially unwanted program) are not always tied to a virus, but often are a sign that your computer is not properly secured.

Today’s Top Stories
Mobile Fitness Trackers May Be One Step Away From Hacks
“Recently, Symantec Security Response experts conducted an in-depth study on wearable health tracking devices and apps and found that there were multiple vulnerabilities with these devices, which hackers could exploit to gain access to your personal information. “ 
Domains Added To Our Blacklist
In case you want to add them to yours as well.

Some Good Suggestions For Anti-Virus
Each and every person has their own favorites for their standard every day anti-virus, but which one is correct? The answer is whichever one you feel most comfortable with! Most often the best anti-virus will fluctuate weekly based on the most up to date and who has the best interface. We would suggest checking into Kaspersky, AVG, and Avast. That being said, anti-viruses like McAfee, Norton, and Trend Micro will work effectively as long as you keep your anti-virus up-to-date. Remember it is a good idea to schedule your anti-virus to run weekly on its own.

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