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Join the fight against malware today!

It’s easy to feel helpless against malware. You never know when it’s going to strike, and the best method for defending yourself is to install an anti-virus and hope for the best. But what if I told you there were ways to fight back? You too can join the battle … Read More


New Malware Deletes Files and Swears at You

We all know that malware is bad, but did you know it can also be bad mannered? A new virus discovered earlier this month will delete your files, then explain its action with the following message: “because f*** you, that’s why.” As if having your files deleted wasn’t bad enough, … Read More


What are malware, trojans, viruses and worms? Computer infections explained

If you’re new to the world of computer security, you might find a lot of the terminology both obscure and alienating: malware, trojans, viruses and worms. What do they all mean? Unfortunately, they all mean one thing: your computer isn’t completely safe. While knowing what each of these mean won’t … Read More

Double trouble: malware now work in pairs to cause you trouble

Malware are traditionally solitary predators, preying on out-of-date software and insecure computers to cause maximum damage. But Microsoft has recently discovered a collaboration between two pieces of malware. The tech giants found that two viruses – Vodfus and Beebone – have teamed up to make themselves much harder to remove. … Read More

Why you shouldn’t use the same password

It seems like every week there’s another official report about the majority of computer users still not taking care of themselves online. If you’re reading this, however, you’re probably already ahead of most of them. This week, we’re going to talk about passwords. According to research by the UK government’s … Read More

Malware invades 90% of pirate computer games

We’ve previously talked about how dangerous downloading pirated files from the internet can be – see this article from a few weeks ago. What we didn’t mention was that computer games are by far the most dangerous type of pirated file, with an incredible (and terrifying) 90% of illegally downloaded … Read More

Why downloading movies or music files is perfect for malware

Game of Thrones has officially become the most illegally downloaded TV show in history; receiving over a million downloads in less than a day. At its peak, 160,000 users were downloading the file at the same time. Unfortunately, this means that all of those people could have been exposed to … Read More

Do you trust the BBC? Scammers hope so

In Britain – and in many places across the world – the BBC is considered the pinnacle of unbiased and trustworthy news reporting. Starting with the World Service back in the 1920s all the way to its cutting-edge website today, many people believe in the BBC. Unfortunately, this means that … Read More

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How to avoid computer viruses

Most people know how to look after their body to avoid catching a cold or another virus. We eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, wrap up warm, watch for any warning signs and avoid putting ourselves in situations where we’re at a high risk of catching a virus. With … Read More

Where does SPAM come from, and how do we stop it?

Almost everyone with an email account will have all experienced SPAM – stupid, pointless, annoying messages. Email filters tend to block most of them (I know Gmail does a very good job), but sometimes a message from a faux African Prince will slip into your inbox. But where does this … Read More

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