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And the winner of the Most Hacked age group is …

(drumroll, please.)

* Millennials: Young, Mobile & Hacked 

 “Security professionals who eagerly anticipate more millennials in management, expecting these younger workers’ knowledge of tech to make their lives easier, might want to reconsider. Read more..

[ I have a few problems with this survey.. but it’s conclusion(s) sorta feels right. ]

In other news:
* Apple Just Ended the Era of Paid Operating Systems

The desktop operating system is dead as a major profit center, and Apple just delivered the obituary.Read more..

[ more good news for Microsoft. {cough, cough..} ]

* McAfee Tanks Independent AV Test

The dedicated researchers at Dennis Technology Labs puts a small group of products to the test, usually eight or nine, but they perform intensive testing that comes extremely close to real-world user experience. In the latest quarterly report five products did very well, three earned a decent grade, and McAfee just bombed.Read more..

[ note: Microsoft did worse in one area of the testing … ]

* Hacker Horrorshow Shaping Up for Halloween

Get yourself ready for the frights of October! We’re not talking about ghosts or ghouls, but malware threats. In a recent blog post, Solera Network, a Blue Coat company, warned victims of this month’s malware infection campaign to keep a watchful eye out for more dangers. These include the ransomware CryptoLocker, clickfraud on a massive scale, and the theft of personal data like passwords.Read more..

Well.. that’s enough homework for today. Happy reading!

Today’s quote:We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.” ~ Bertrand Russell

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October 23, 2013 Posted by | advice, antivirus, Apple, computers, consumer electronics, hackers, Internet, mobile, News, security, tech | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments