Microsoft Telephone Scams

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Recently there has been another spout of telephone scams targeting PC users pretending to be from Microsoft and that you have errors or a virus on your computer which they can remove. After requesting that you check log files on your computer, they will talk you  through installation of software to allow them . . . → Read More: Microsoft Telephone Scams

Cyber Crime | Growing Botnet Criminal Networks

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According to figures from a recent study approximately 6% of the UK’s 19 million online household PC’s are linked to criminal networks called Botnets on a regular basis.

Once these computers are hijacked, they could be used for a range of criminal activities including sending spam e-mails, attacking websites . . . → Read More: Cyber Crime | Growing Botnet Criminal Networks

Top Tips for keeping your PC secure

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Make sure there is anti-virus software on your machine. Make sure there is firewall software installed. Make sure that anti-virus is up to date and that it is set to check for updates on a daily basis. It’s better to prevent infections rather than have to remove them later. Make sure your anti-virus . . . → Read More: Top Tips for keeping your PC secure