How to be Safe from Phishing

​​Phishing Attacks

In today's increasingly technology-driven world, the Internet plays a large role in spreading information. There are however things that people need to be aware of when using the Internet, such as cybercriminals, who misuse the Internet to carry out their criminal phishing attacks. They set out to deceive users into revealing their sensitive information unknowingly which can result in substantial financial loss.

Phishing attacks are one of the most serious problems that users face on the Internet and has been growing at an alarming rate. According to a report[1]published by EMC Corporation, the total number of phishing attacks launched in 2012 was 59% higher than in 2011.The global financial loss from phishing attacks is estimated to be around $1.5 billion in 2012, representing a 22% increase from 2011.

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Is It Time To Disable Java™?

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Back in January of this year, the United States Department of Homeland Security advised PC users to disable Java from their web browsers following the serious zero-day vulnerabilities discovered in Java. In response, Oracle released an emergency Java patch, but the fix was not meant to patch all the critical vulnerabilities.

Staying protected against Java exploits is a rising concern among millions of Windows®, Mac OS®, and Linux® users. What makes this exploit such a big deal is the fact that Java runs on more than 850 million personal computers and on billions of devices worldwide, including mobile devices and TVs1. 

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Malware, Spyware, Virus, Worm, etc… What’s the Difference?

Malware, Spyware, Virus, Worm - What's the difference?

Many PC users consider malware, viruses, spyware, adware, worms, Trojans, etc. as the same thing. While all these infections harm our computers, they are not the same. They are all types of malicious software that each behave differently.

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Support.com Acquires SUPERAntiSpyware

We are excited to announce today that we’ve been acquired by Support.com, a leading provider of cloud-based services and software that help make technology just work for consumers and small businesses. We’ve had many offers in the past, but this one really made sense. Like us, Support.com is dedicated to helping people in their small businesses and at home get the most out of their technology.

By joining the Support.com team, we can protect even more people with SUPERAntiSpyware. The whole team at SUPERAntiSpyware will be joining Support.com, including our founder Nick Skrepetos. Sure, some things will change as they always do, but one thing that won’t change is our dedication to our customers and to removing ALL the spyware, NOT just the easy ones! For more information about the acquisition, click here!