A spotlight has been placed on the need for computer and Internet security after a large-scale cyberattack on an anti-spam group affected perhaps millions of Internet users throughout the world. The attack began in March 2013. The cyberattack targeted Spamhaus, which is a volunteer organization that provides lists of spammers to email providers. These lists help the providers determine which email to mark as spam. The cyberattack appeared to be an attempt to prevent Spamhaus from updating its lists. This could result in email customers receiving more spam than usual. … Continue reading
Having a computer infected with a virus or spyware can be devastating to it. Getting virus and spyware removal services may be the only way to avoid replacing the computer. If a computer just doesn’t work, it’s pretty easy to see that something is wrong with it. However, sometimes the symptoms of a computer infection are subtle and not so easy to detect. You need to be able to recognize the signs of infection before you lose important files or have important information stolen.
Computer and Internet security is becoming more important than ever. This came into focus in February 2013 when Mandiant, a company based in the United States, released a report about attacks on computers and networks it had uncovered that were perpetrated by people in China. Mandiant traced many of these attacks to a specific building in China. Mandiant could confirm that this building was being used by a unit of the People’s Liberation Army, which helped the company to conclude that the Chinese government most likely knew about these attacks … Continue reading
A recent report by McAfee showed that malware is growing in volume and sophistication. This means that having the correct virus and spyware removal tools are becoming more critical because protecting your computer is becoming more difficult. This information was released by security provider McAfee on Thursday, February 21, in its Threats Report for the fourth quarter of 2012. It showed that the number of new malware in the fourth quarter (October through December) of 2012 had nearly tripled from the first quarter (January through March) of 2010. Malware is … Continue reading
Viruses and spyware can be destructive and frustrating. No matter how many precautions you take, you’ll have to deal with virus and spyware removal eventually, and there are some surprisingly easy steps you can take yourself before you need to try more drastic measures. If your computer is slow, locks up periodically, or loses files or other forms of data, then it could be infected with a virus. This is a program that is loaded onto a computer without the user’s knowledge or permission. It will replicate itself once it … Continue reading
There is nothing worse than having something go wrong to your computer or laptop and not know whether or not all your pictures and documents will be lost forever. It’s a horrible feeling. Did you know that simple hard drive backup and recovery would prevent the loss of this precious information? Your computer system is equipped to perform both functions. You can hire a backup and recovery service to do the job or research the answers for yourself. Does all hard drive backup and recovery need cloud hosting? If you are networking multiple systems or are … Continue reading