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April 23, 2014

Jean Taggart

A Penguin in XP’s Clothing

Got an aging computer? Still on Windows XP? No problem. Here’s an alternative that still allows you to keep that lovable XP theme.

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Online Security

Brows(er)ing for Updates

Brows(er)ing for Updates

Updating software is important to keep your PC safe and secure, but programs don’t tend to tell you to update inside a web browser.

Privacy

“The Smart Girl’s Guide To Privacy”— A Review

“The Smart Girl’s Guide To Privacy”— A Review

It’s World Book Day. And what better way to celebrate then to review a book about online privacy and how to keep your private info private.

Fraud/Scam Alert

“The Rock is Dead” Fast & Furious 7 Scam In Circulation

“The Rock is Dead” Fast & Furious 7 Scam In Circulation

Dwayne Johnson – AKA The Rock – is being targeted by a rather grim Facebook scam.

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“The Smart Girl’s Guide To Privacy”— A Review

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A Penguin in XP’s Clothing

Got an aging computer? Still on Windows XP? No problem. Here’s an alternative that still allows you to keep that lovable XP theme.

Dwayne Johnson – AKA The Rock – is being targeted by a rather grim Facebook scam.

25 Years and our computers are still…

From Ghostball to the nVir virus to Reveton and CryptoLocker, here’s a look back at the last 25 years in cyber security.

Fake World Cup emails will drag you into a 419 scam. Stay on the ball.

A Week in Security (April 13 – 19)

Reviewing last week’s security blog posts and news.

Phishers Bypass Steam Guard Protection

Scammers have come up with a somewhat novel way to try and get around Steam Guard to steal your account.

Another Game Company Encourages a Bad Email Habit

Informing their users about a potential breach is the right thing to do. However, GearBox executed it poorly by including a direct reset link within the email.

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