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Gamer PCs – how to keep yours clean and mean

Gamers have become major targets for hackers - from large-scale attacks against gaming companies, to small-scale scams carried out via game chat channels. But a few easy security steps should help keep your precious rig at full speed - and safe.

Can e-cigarettes give you malware?

The long-term health effects of electronic cigarettes - or E-cigarettes - are still open for discussion - but the devices could harm your computer, at least if one report is to be believed.

Sednit Espionage Group Attacking Air-Gapped Networks

The Sednit espionage group, also known as the Sofacy group, APT28 or “Fancy Bear”, has been targeting various institutions for many years. We recently discovered a component the group employed to reach physically isolated computer networks -- “air-gapped” networks -- and exfiltrate sensitive files from them through removable drives.

Tor users targeted with exit node malware

An exit node on the Tor network has been discovered to be slipping malware on top of downloads, according to The Register. The server, based in Russia, has been flagged as bad by The Tor Project, but this "would not prevent copycat attackers from the more than 100 exit nodes in operation."

Top 5 Scariest Zombie Botnets

An army of the undead, wreaking havoc on the Internet – it's a nightmare scenario that has played out many times as the population of humans online has exploded. Some zombie plagues have been particularly troubling, and we will take a look at the worst of the worst.

Botnet malware: What it is and how to fight it

Malware or malicious computer code has been around in some form or other for over 40 years, but the use of malware to take control of a group of computers that are then organized into something called a botnet is more a twenty-first century phenomenon.