Malware

Internet-Connected Toys Pose a New Computer Security Threat

Months before the busy holiday shopping season, computer security analysts are issuing warnings about an impending wave of internet-connected toys that will certainly be found under many Christmas trees in the High Desert later this year.

Devices that Connect to the Internet You May Not Know About
Some examples of internet-connected toys include My Friend Cayla, Hello […]

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Microsoft Increases Security Measures for Windows PCs

The year 2017 has thus far managed to keep Microsoft engineers on their toes in terms of Windows security issues. The WannaCry and Petya global ransomware attacks prompted an unusual move by Microsoft as it released urgent patches for Windows XP as well as Windows Server 2003, two versions that had been previously discontinued in […]

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Can a Computer Virus Become Smarter?

Malicious software, also known as malware, has become as ubiquitous as the computing devices that we use on a daily basis. There is no question that malware tends to be as sophisticated as its intended targets, but security researchers are now concerned about a new breed of malware that could attack smart software such as […]

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The First Computer Virus Turns 30 Years Old in 2016

On any given day, computers in Apple Valley, Hesperia, Victorville, and across the High Desert are being infected with malware. From keyloggers to ransomware and from Trojans to spyware, malicious programs affect millions of computer users around the world and cause billions of dollars in economic losses, and computer security analysts believe that this is […]

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10 Safety Tips for Internet Security

Security doesn’t have to be difficult. If you want to protect against identity theft and other security issues, follow these ten easy tips.

Use better passwords. The more complicated your password is, the more protected you are. Make sure you use different passwords for each of your accounts so that you won’t be compromised by a […]

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