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Attack on US-China Economic and Security Review Commission could be from China

A cyber attack on the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission was originally thought to be from India, but security experts are now tying the attack to China. Internet security on sensitive issues like this needs to be at its highest.

Wi-Fi in India may be a security issue

According to security analysts in India, Wi-Fi useres may be victims of a virus attack that could lead to the crashing and hacking of secure networks. Users on Wi-Fi networks should be sure to get antivirus software so as to keep their computer as safe as possible no mater what network they are on.

How to protect after a breach

After 24 million Zappos customers were informed by the company that there was an internet security breach and their account information and personal details may have been stolen, many people are rightfully concerned about their online identity and accounts. While the criminals didn't get full credit card numbers in this instance, John Quain writes on Fox News that there are steps that need to be taken to ensure security online.

Virus stole college's data for years

In a definite case of neglect and lack of good internet security, the City College of San Francisco apparently had information from tens of thousands of students, faculty and administration stolen by viruses for years, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The viruses were allegedly grabbing information for more than a decade.

Men behind Facebook virus 'Koobface' revealed

Facebook is one of many social media websites where hackers will try to target users and infect them with viruses and malware, so people should always keep this in mind and have their internet security protection ready to go. One such group of hackers has been revealed by investigators.

Maintenance is an important part of computer upkeep

While computers definitely need antivirus software and internet security to survive on the internet, Alex Wright writes on Bermuda's Royal Gazette that updating and maintaining the computer is also a key part of making sure a computer survives.

Antivirus software is essential for PC safety

Antivirus software is an essential tool for PC users who want to stay virus-free and help their computer last for a long time. Adams Johnson writes on Business 2 Community that it's important to look for the right qualities in a program before making a purchase.

What to do when computers start to move extremely slow

When a computer starts to misbehave and go very slowly, it can be extremely frustrating for the user. Work is harder to get done and simple tasks can take ages. Toneo Rutsito writes on NewsDay that sometimes it may not always be the fault of a failing antivrius program.

Google Chrome amps up security

In an effort to increase internet security, Google Chrome released a patch to get rid of some high-risk viruses. The browser is also releasing a "safe browsing" feature called Chrome 17, according to the company's blog.

Maintenance is 'boring' - but important - for computers

Although performing computer maintenance can be extremely dull, Bill Husted writes on the Palm Beach Post that it is essential to keeping a computer working over the long run. Users should frequently scan their computer with antivirus software and update programs to make sure everything is working properly.

Vietnam sees 10 percent rise in computer viruses for 2011

Computer viruses seem to be on the rise in Vietnam, according to one security company. Vietnam news reports that there were 64.2 million virus attacks in 2011, which is a 10 percent increase from the previous year. Users should invest in antivirus software to help keep themselves safe.

New Facebook scam promises pink Facebook

A new internet security scam tries to get users to click a link in an effort to turn their Facebook profile pink, but security experts warn that the link is faulty and may lead to a compromised account.

How to tell if a computer has a virus

Getting a virus can end the life of a computer. It will start to slow down, files can be corrupted and personal information stolen. Sid Kirchheimer writes on the AARP Bulletin that each day, 8,600 new websites with malware are launched, so people should be able to tell when the first sign of a virus pops up on their computers. Antivirus software can help stop viruses in their tracks before they seriously harm a computer.

Zappos.com hit by hackers; credit card numbers compromised

Large-scale internet shoe retailer Zappos.com may need to increase the amount of internet security they use after a data breach compromised customers billing addresses and credit card numbers. The websites' discount affiliate 6pm.com reported the breach, but the company said the data breach didnt' affect payment data.