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Daily Archives: April 30, 2012


Hackers' favorite security hole last year was a Windows vulnerability from four years ago, according to Symantec.

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Hackers' favorite security hole last year was a Windows vulnerability from four years ago, according to Symantec.

Hackers’ Favorite Target Last Year Was a Blast From the Past

If you need more proof that users are a weak link in computer security, look no further than today’s report from Symantec, which showed that hackers’ favorite target in 2011 was a security hole fixed about four years ago. The...

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The number of U.S. spam text messages rose 45 percent last year to 4.5 billion, according to Richi Jennings , an industry analyst.

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The number of U.S. spam text messages rose 45 percent last year to 4.5 billion, according to Richi Jennings , an industry analyst.

6 Tips on Stopping Mobile Spam

Some 4.5 billion spam text messages were sent in the U.S. last year. The surge is costing carriers money and frustrating users, who must pay for the messages and deal with the influx of potentially fraudulent texts. To reduce the...

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