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Wi-Fi users need to increase internet security, study says

Although 97 percent of WI-Fi users recently surveyed by Wakefield Research report they believe the data on their devices and network are safe, the report said they may actually need added internet security. Participants asked if they had taken several recommended steps to protect their devices on Wi-Fi network scored an average score of 66 percent.

Computer virus affects U.S. drone attacks

According to a report from Wired's Danger Room blog, Predator and Reaper drones have been affected by a persistent computer virus. The U.S. government said they have tried to wipe out the viruses, but they keep coming back. A stronger antivirus program may be needed for the government to withstand future attacks.

University of San Diego holds Cyber Security Awareness Month

The University of San Diego is hosting it's eighth annual Cyber Security Awareness Month in an effort to remind students to protect their identity and computer with internet security and antivirus programs, according to The Vista, the schools' newspaper.

Scammers attack young children through online games

Internet security should always be ramped up when children are using the internet, and a new rigged online game highlights that there is usually no exception, as it has been trying to scam children for their parents' banking information and more.

Vancouver Police Department lists top scams

With recent scams of callers claiming to be from Microsoft to slip by antivirus programs and get access to computers, the Vancouver Police Department in Canada has released its top 10 scams for 2011, according to NEWS1130

Website lays out the future of malware

With new data breaches popping up almost every day, CIO.com said it's only going to get worse when hackers figure out new ways of getting their hands on personal information. Everyone online should have updated internet security and antivirus programs.

Scammers look to exploit Steve Jobs' death

After the death of Apple visionary Steve Jobs, scammers have already tried to take advantage. While a virus is not involved this time, this should remind computer users that antivirus programs should be kept running even on what looks to be the safest of websites.

Malware attacks up because of social media, survey says

While social media presents many advantages to businesses and people alike, a new report from the Ponemon Institute said it also increases the risks of malware. Users on websites like Twitter and Facebook should keep updated antivirus software on at all times.

Mobile security market growing in next five years, report says

With 2011 seeing an explosion of threats targeting mobile devices, the market for mobile security software market is and will remain on the rise, according to Reportlinker.com research.

Facebook users could be attacked by malicious ads

A malicious ad virus, or "malvertising," has recently popped up on Facebook, according to news sources. Those who browse the popular social networking website should make sure their antivirus software is on and updated.

Hackers stole millions by discovering bank PINs

Highlighting why banks should always have top notch internet security, a group of hackers used a virus called Zeus to access PINs for bank accounts in Europe and the U.S. About 44 million British pounds ($67.79 million) was stolen in the hacker heist, according to news sources.

Hackers may set sights on search engines

According to the Brisbane Times in Australia, search engines may need some extra scrutiny by users, as speakers at the National Identity and Hi Tech Crime Symposium said hackers may take advantage of internet user's trust in search engines. It is important for users to be aware of internet security and have antivirus software on at all times.

Security executive gives advice for staying safe online

Mike Cote, vice president at Dell Secureworks, a security-as-a-service company, writes on Forbes that organizations need to have the right internet security in place as well as comprehensive endpoint security to defend against cyber threats. He said there are many simple steps that can be taken to protect against cyber security violations.

Cyber crime hits 76 percent of UAE residents

Police are urging United Arab Emirates residents to increase internet security and learn about cyber crimes, according to an article on The National's website. A report claims 76 percent of residents were victims of cyber crime last year.