Wednesday, 28 April 2010

'Tech trouble causing Computer Stress Syndrome: study'

Crashing machines, slow boot times, and agony dealing with technical support have Digital Age people suffering from Computer Stress Syndrome, a study available online Tuesday found....

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'Fake anti-virus software a growing online threat: Google'

Google said Tuesday that fake software security programs rigged to infect computers are a growing online threat with hackers tricking people into installing nefarious code on machines....

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Tuesday, 27 April 2010

'Web Warning: How The Hackers Are Evolving'

A leading web security expert has told Sky News Online cyber criminals are becoming "more sophisticated" and computer users need to be as well protected as possible....

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'Seller Faces £50k Fine For Sham eBay Bids'

An eBay seller has become the first person convicted in the UK for making sham bids on his own items on the online auction site.

Paul Barrett, 39, from Stanley, Co Durham, could be fined up to £50,000 after pleading guilty to 10 charges under consumer protection laws.

Barrett, a minibus hire firm boss, increased the value of the items he was selling by bidding on them under a separate user name in an attempt to raise prices....

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Monday, 26 April 2010

'McAfee apologizes for crippling PCs with bad update'

"I want to apologize on behalf of McAfee and say that we're extremely sorry for any impact the faulty signature update file may have caused you and your organizations," said Barry McPherson, the security vendor's executive vice president of support and customer service, in a post to the company's blog near midnight yesterday.

It was the first apology by a McAfee executive for the fiasco, which started early Wednesday when an antivirus signature update wrongly quarantined a critical Windows system file after identifying it as a low-threat virus...

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'Antivirus Update Infects Thousands Of PCs'

Thousands of PC's worldwide have been left useless by a faulty antivirus update, according to reports.

McAfee has downplayed the effect the antivirus infection has had on users.
Users found their computers endlessly rebooting after the update from security firm McAfee confused a Windows file for a virus.
Hospitals, universities, businesses and other non-domestic users of Windows XP were apparently hit by the fault on Thursday....

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