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Thread: 2 Biggest Security Threats?
2010-08-18, 11:11 #1
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The following is an extract from the PC Pitstop Web Site:
"Without a doubt the largest threat to the security of your computer and consequently your identity, and bank account is YOU, followed closely by ScareWare. The best firewalls and most effective antivirus won't help a bit if you, the user, click on Rogue Security Software and fake warnings. Known also as Scareware, this thief is fooling you big time. When it knocks, do not open the door.
The programmers writing todays scareware are as sophisticated and well paid as any of the Microsoft, or Norton/Symantec programmers. They design software that is indistinguishable from the real thing. ....."
Read on here for more: http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2010/0...-threat-2010/?
(Credit due to: article on PC Pitstop Web Site with article dated August 16, 2010 by shogan in The Pit Blog)
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