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New Windows Worm Hits More Than 8 Million PCs Worldwide. It’s Not Where You Think!

A new Windows worm, known as Downadup, is running free globally and F-Secure has estimated that within the last 2 weeks, it has infected well over 8 million PCs.  The numbers only continues to grow.  The good news for you is that it mostly affects business PCs and not home users.  Microsoft released a patch to fix this issue back in October but many corporate IT departments have been slow to apply patches in house.  If you have your automatic update feature turned on in Windows and have been receiving and installing regular updates, you should be fine.  You might

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New Security Tool to Help You Fight the Bad Guys! – Malwarebytes

I came across a posting over at zerosource.org that peeked my interest.  It is new security tool called Malwarebytes (available from http://www.malwarebytes.org/) that according to the site: “can identify and remove malicious software from your computer. When your computer becomes infected, Malwarebytes can provide the needed assistance to remove the infection and restore the machine back to optimum performance.” This hit my radar because I got a call from a friend a couple months back who was having problems with the Microsoft AntiVirus 2009 malware.  Malware, a portmanteau from the words malicious and software, is software designed to infiltrate or

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Burger King gets defriended by Facebook

I posted last week how Burger King has endorsed an application that rewarded Facebook members with a free Whopper if they defriended 10 Facebook friends.  It seems that Facebook has shut that site down due to what they are calling “privacy concerns.”  The official Facebook response sounded like this. "We encourage creativity from developers and brands using Facebook Platform, but we also must ensure that applications follow users’ expectations of privacy. This application facilitated activity that ran counter to user privacy by notifying people when a user removes a friend. We have reached out to the developer with suggested solutions.

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