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New explicit virus spreading in PowerPoint

A new malware campaign, hiding in a PowerPoint presentation showing explicit Kama Sutra positions, is wreaking havoc on computers around the world.

Virus that follows your keyboard

One of the trickier viruses out on the web is the Keylogger.

Hackers phish for files

Last year saw a substantial growth in both consumer and enterprise data breaches.

New year, new threat

With the new year just beginning, it also means new security threats for unsuspecting consumer and enterprise computer users.

April Fools Day comes early to Facebook

Facebook users were tricked into clicking on photos that contained viruses and anything but pictures over the weekend.

Obama puts Commerce in charge on personal web security

President Obama recently made the Commerce Department, headed by Gary Locke, the head of an ongoing project to create a cyber ID for all Americans, with the overall objective to make web browsing and computer safer. Other federal agencies considered for the project include the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency, but Locke's proposals won Commerce the project.

Montana-based computer firm advises locals of viruses

Missoula, Montana-based computer firm Univision Computers recently alerted people about the threat scareware poses to their internet security, according to KAJ18.com, a local news organization.

Authorities bust scam focused on eBay, PayPal

A pair of foreign exchange students from Vietnam were recently apprehended by authorities for allegedly participating in a scam that used stolen credit card numbers to purchase items before they were sold on eBay. The students, who were enrolled at Winona State University in Minnesota, have not been charged as of yet nor are they the only targets of the investigation.

Microsoft Word RTF docs vulnerable to malware

Microsoft recently had to remind users to update Microsoft Office to remove a hole in the softwareâ─≥s handling of RTF documents.

New Trojan targets Android devices

A new Trojan that targets Android-based smartphones and devices has recently emerged, mobile security firm Lookout reports.