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Witch's Brew - A Scary Mixture of Online Threats!

Witch's Brew Video Transcript Don't Let your Computer Cast a Spell on You! Your computer can be like a witch's cauldron. You never know what tricky things can be brewing in the dark underbelly of your hard drive. Popular poisons come in the form of viruses, which will attach to existing

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New Report Warns of Increasing Cyberthreats

As cybersecurity advances and better protects our computers from harmful threats, those threats are also advancing, becoming more harmful and difficult to detect. The newest McAfee Labs Threats Report, released in August 2014, details recent data surrounding threat research, threat intelligence and

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Jimmy Kimmel: Most Dangerous Celebrity

Move your mouse away from that Jimmy Kimmel video link! He may appear harmless, but he just topped the most dangerous celebrity list.

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Cyberbullying Children Ultimate Guide

Cyberbullying harms children. Don't let it happen to your kid or let him or her harm others! Lots of parents already know that cyberbullying can take place on popular social media sites like Facebook or Twitter, but may not realize that every week there's a new app or virtual game where

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Russian Hackers Collect 1.2 Billion Passwords!

‚ÄčThere has been another breach! According to the New York Times, 1.2 billion usernames and passwords have been stolen by a Russian gang. Security researchers have suggested that it is now the LARGEST known collection of stolen Internet credentials. Not only were usernames and passwords stolen, but

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How to Clear Your Cache

When you roam the Internet, accessing Web pages, files, images and other downloaded content, your Web browser caches, or stores, all that on your computer. That way, those files, which are called temporary Internet files, don't have to be retrieved again each time you click the back or forward

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What is a Firewall? How to Choose one for Your PC

Even a novice baseball fan knows that you don't pitch a hardball in a softball game. Unfortunately, the rules of network and personal computer security aren't quite so well known. Exhibit A: Hardware vs. software firewalls. When properly configured, both security solutions shield users from

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Help! How do I Remove All These Toolbars?

Take a good look at your computer screen. How many toolbars are on the top? If the answer is more than three, it's time to take control and delete some of them. What is a toolbar? A toolbar is a row of small icons at the top of the screen that activate the various functions of the software. All

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