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Swine Flu (H1N1) An Epidemic In The U.S?
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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) claim that the swine flu, known as H1N1 is spreading widely throughout the U.S. and has now extended into 10 states. This is the same flu that in 2009 was seen as a worldwide …

Crypto Locker Virus Holds Your Computer Hostage Crypto Locker Virus Holds Your Computer Hostage
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If you ever needed a reminder to be careful about the emails and attachments you open, it’s now. The Crypto Locker virus that is going around is said to be one of the worst ever and is infecting computers with …

Study Confirms Humans Came From Africa Using… Herpes
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Scientists have debated, since such discussions were made permissible, the origins of the human species: did we come from Asia? Africa? Maybe even the Middle East? Until very recently, many of these theories had equal merit. However, a study of …

MERS-CoV: Three More Deaths Linked to Virus

Three more lives have been claimed by the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) , bringing the total deaths from this virus in Saudi Arabia to 47. On June 2, the director general, Margaret Chan gave a speech to the …

McAfee’s Most Toxic Superheroes In Relation To Web Surfing McAfee’s Most Toxic Superheroes In Relation To Web Surfing

Do you ever wonder what superhero has the most threatening websites related to a search conducted for their particular name? No, me neither, but the folks at McAfee did, and just because it may not be something you first think …

Deadly New Virus Warning Issued, Confirmed Infections In Middle East
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A deadly new virus has been making its way around the world, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning on the novel infection. It’s being reported that a novel coronavirus, belonging to the same family …

Mysterious Virus Spreads to a Second U.K. Patient
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The U.K.‘s Health Protection Agency (HPA) this week confirmed that a patient receiving intensive care treatment at a Manchester hospital has been diagnosed with a new type of coronavirus. The patient, who had recently travelled to the Middle East and …

Flu Season Could Improve, Thanks to New Virus Study

New research into the evolution of viruses could change the way humans control infectious diseases such as the yearly flu. The new study, published this week in the journal Current Biology, reports that researchers were able to successfully manipulate a …

There May Finally Be A Cure For The Flu In Sight
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I think we can all agree that getting the flu is about the worst possible thing that can happen during winter. That’s why we take vaccines, but it only lasts for a season. Even then, the vaccine may not work …

SOPA Returns As A Poorly Executed Extortion Virus SOPA Returns As A Poorly Executed Extortion Virus
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Remember SOPA? The Internet really dodged a bullet there when the largest Web protest ever killed the bill. There have been rumors that it would be back, despite MPAA CEO Chris Dodd denying any such thing. Well, Dodd was wrong …

Iran Blocks Google As It Readies National Internet Iran Blocks Google As It Readies National Internet
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It’s been known for a while now that Iran was planning on launching a national private Internet. It would be a private network that keeps citizens’ access to the outside world at a bare minimum while blocking incoming connections. The …

Yosemite Virus Still a Danger For Campers
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Two weeks ago it was announced that an outbreak of a rare disease had been linked to a campsite at Yosemite National Park. At the time, one man had died and a woman was gravely ill from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, …

The Latest Mac Virus Is Hilariously Bad The Latest Mac Virus Is Hilariously Bad

Mac users should become increasingly aware of the threat that malware poses to their machines. Hackers and malicious coders are getting better everyday at breaking into the once thought unbreakable Mac. The Flashback trojan was a sign that Macs are …

New Android Malware Steals Your Money Via SMS New Android Malware Steals Your Money Via SMS
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Android is an incredibly open system. For the most part, that’s a very good thing. Sometimes, however, it can be a very bad thing. For instance, malware is easier to spread across Android devices due to its open nature. Unfortunately, …

Malware Is Now Going Around Posting Pictures Of You On Facebook Malware Is Now Going Around Posting Pictures Of You On Facebook
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If you have a lot of friends and spend time with said friends, you are probably tagged a lot in their photos. Facebook, being the courteous social network that it is, sends you an email saying that your friend has …

Spiderman Faces His Greatest Foe Yet – Science
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Everybody loves superheroes because it lets us suspend our disbelief and wonder – could that really happen? In most cases, the answer is unfortunately no. There’s no way we could accrue the disposable income and rock hard body to become …

Malware Is Just Insulting These Days Malware Is Just Insulting These Days
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Malware has always been pretty nasty, but at least it was polite about it. It would pose as a nice email from an old friend or perhaps a bank statement from your friendly neighborhood credit union. It seems that malware …

Apple Backs Off On OS X Virus Immunity Claims Apple Backs Off On OS X Virus Immunity Claims

Two months ago we brought you news that hundreds of thousands of Mac computers were infected with the Flashback malware. While not the first malware to be specifically targeted at Macs, Flashback was somewhat unique in that it didn’t need …

VirusTotal Checks Your Android Apps Against 40 Anti-Virus Databases VirusTotal Checks Your Android Apps Against 40 Anti-Virus Databases

One of the major problems that Android faces is the widespread existence of malware. There have been fake versions of Angry Birds and Google Wallet offers that take your information or turn your phone into another piece of the Botnet …

New Zeus Trojan Targets Facebook And Email New Zeus Trojan Targets Facebook And Email
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Viruses are pretty funny. You turn your back one moment and the next, they’re stealing your credit card out of your digital wallet. OK, that’s not really funny, but it would be if the virus was wearing a top hat …

Is Apple’s Security Reputation Diminishing? Is Apple’s Security Reputation Diminishing?
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When Eugene Kaspersky, the CEO and co-founder of security firm Kaspersky Lab, made the statement that Apple was “10 years behind Microsoft in terms of security,” a lot of heads turned. Apple has long been touted as the leader in security and has publicly poked fun at Microsoft for its security flaws as demonstrated in below ad that targets Vista specifically.