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AVG & AVAST Merge.

Since the early to mid 2000’s, AVG and AVAST have been market leaders when it comes to free Anti-virus programs. Having paid versions also, both companies have grown to large scale international recognition. Avast has announced the acquisition will cost up to $1.3 Billion. Avast will purchase all ordinary share of AVG for $25.00 each. With this acquisition, AVG will add technical depth to their range. It is believed that Avast software will benefit greatly with the technical merge offered.

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Ransomware An Unknown in Business.

A post by AVG Security suggest that one third of small businesses are clueless about the risks presented by ransomware. Ransomware is one of the fastest growing Internet threats today and the lack of understanding is a worrying sign. In June, AVG surveyed businesses to get a better understanding of ransomware in business. Out of the respondents 381 small to medium businesses representatives had heard the term ‘ransomware’ representing 68%. While this may look good, it shows that nea.

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Huge Data Beach: 711 Million E-Mail Details Published Online.

There has been some news recently about a large scale data mining malware program that has netted over 711 Million e-mail addresses. What makes this threat more urgent, it’s not only e-mail address that have been captured, but passwords and server settings as well. A data dump like this one available to anyone that know where to look is extremely dangerous. If you have one of the 711 million compromised e-mail addresses, you could soon start receiving more spam, or worse start sending out .

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WannaCry Ransomware, What Happened?

In May 2017 the world was shocked by a technical attack that shut down major businesses around the world. High Profile examples include The National Health Service (UK), FedEx & Telefonica (Spain) and in Australia our chocolate manufacturing was halted when Cadbury was struck down. Not so sympathetic reactions were recorded however when the Victorian Speed Camera Network was shut down. What made the WannaCry ransomware threat so vulgar and dangerous is its ability to self-procreate and spre.

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Fake Telstra Calls Still a Threat

Over the last few years, the ‘Telstra Scam’ has been a popular one for fraudsters. The Telstra scam starts by the target receiving a call from ‘The Telstra Technical Department’ and claims that your computer or internet connection is responsible for a glitch on the Telstra servers. In our experience, from there the fraudster will ask you to load ‘event viewer’ to show you a fault (any fault will do). From here they hope to have raised your alarm bells and that.

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