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Computer Security Watch – Aug 6 2014

It Is Now Or Never!

Today’s Top Threat
I think it’s a crucial thing here to look at the name, it is the 128th generation of this virus, which means this is a very common infection. It is a common infection, because it works on people who do not know better. It is wise to keep an eye out for this and keep people informed.

Today’s Top Stories
Russian Hackers Collect 1.2 Billion Passwords In A Mega Breach
“The New York Times has reported the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials by a Russian crime ring. These hackers reportedly amassed 1.2 billion username and password combinations, and more than 500 million email addresses from 420,000 websites through botnets (computers that have been infected with and controlled by a computer virus). The sites ranged from small sites to larger household names. Many of the targeted sites are still vulnerable.”
Domains Added To Our Blacklist
In case you want to add them to yours as well.

Before It’s Too Late
Part of me is always saddened to tell someone that part of their computer is dead, but there comes a point where it should be expected. When a PC is so old, its only time before a component fails and you are going to be looking for a replacement part or PC. What most people don’t realize at first is that upgrading an old PC to semi modern standards is costly. A moderate amount of old ram is easily two to three times the cost of a modern piece of ram, and then the time spent on replacing the parts and reinstalling whatever is necessary to make the machine run. It is normally suggested that you replace your computer every 3-5 years, and of course you can stretch the PC to last longer, but at some point you need to sit down and think about what would happen if your PC breaks and how likely it really is.
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