Some weeks ago we were talking about what security lessons we’ve learned from 2012’s tumultuous malware and hack attacks. But with devices such as smartphones and tablets becoming ever more prevalent, cybercrooks are on the lookout for new ways to steal data, and with many users slow to adopt security measures for their new devices, it’s more important than ever to be aware of the nature of new threats.
Recently, we talked about some vulnerabilities in mobile apps that could put mobile users’ security at risk. Now, critical vulnerabilities discovered over the past few weeks in widely used software, such as Java 7 and Microsoft’s browser Internet Explorer, urge us to focus our attention on weaknesses in computer software.
You’ve probably received one – if you didn’t know what it was you were probably confused, and if you did know what it was you were more than likely, pretty annoyed. Text messaging scams are actually a type of spam, in other words unwanted contact or content sent to you via your electronic device without your consent.
Is your PC running a bit slower than usual? Did you run a virus scan but no malware threats were found? Well, it might just be all those program leftovers taking up memory space or some default settings of applications you’ve installed that don’t quite see eye to eye with your PC’s capabilities. What to do? Instead of going through all the system files yourself to look for issues that may have caused the slowdown, you might consider using a PC Tune Up tool to automatically scan your PC and optimize its performance. Just as your car needs a tune-up every now and then, so does your computer.