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Computer Security Myths

Today’s computer corner is all about computer security myths.  The first myth is that antivirus programs are not needed.  It’s true that some people don’t get virus infections because they use their computer in very restricted ways that reduces their exposure to infections.  In reality, this is not true because with many infections the user will just never know they are infected.  It’s a matter of luck and every year the number...

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Virtual Machines AntiVirus

Today I want to talk about ideas that may help businesses.  Many virus authors know that antivirus companies have been using virtual machine environments (sometimes called VM) to analyze samples of their attack programs.  There are a lot of advantages of using VM for something like this.  One of the reasons is that a virus damages a system it is quick and easy to replace.  There is no hardware to attack and since it is only a matter of...

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Everyone has heard the joke, “I’m from the government and I am here to help you”.

Everyone has heard the joke, “I’m from the government and I am here to help you”.  Worse are the jokes that start off with “I am from the IRS…”.  In this case both of these jokes are wrong since the IRS is actually here to help you fight a specific type of cyber crime. If you get an email from the IRS stating that you are under investigation.  It’s not real!  In fact, the IRS stated that there are multiple scams that use...

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