The Update Burden Getting Too Much on Computer Users

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Opinions | Posted on 19-05-2011

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We have already emphasized enough on the importance of updates for computers regularly, in our previous articles. However, in the past few months the number of updates have been growing oddly burdensome to the average user. The number has grown to such extent that keeping up with the updates is turning into a second job. The Patch Tuesday is no more significant as you may expect a critical… Continue reading

Is Your Genuine Antivirus Protecting Your Computer from All Online Threats?

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Cyber Awareness, Opinions | Posted on 10-05-2011

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A person may be using a genuine operating system, applications and of course a world class antivirus software – all of them purchased for few thousands of rupees or hundreds of dollars and nothing for free. But still he is not 100% safe in the wild west of Internet today. Because it is not just virus, trojan or any such malware – it is social engineering.… Continue reading

Windows 7 Search – a Blunder of Microsoft

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Opinions | Posted on 25-04-2011

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The major factor that makes Microsoft win over Linux or Unix in OS wars, is its ease in usability. Windows has made operating computer an easy thing even for a non-techie. The reason why we still bear the vulnerabilities in Windows and Microsoft’s overwhelming patches without complaining, is definitely that you cannot get an alternative for an easily operatable OS as Windows.

However, after Windows XP… Continue reading

Pragmatic Pricing on PC Security Software is Making Internet Safer in India

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Opinions | Posted on 02-08-2010

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Many new and sophisticated threats are spreading fast online that can infect your computer. IBM calls the Internet as ‘Wild West’. Risks have increased exponentially. According to its X-Force 2009 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report, the problem is no longer limited to virus or malicious domains or suspicious websites. There has been increase in the presence of malicious content on trusted sites, including popular search engines, blogs, bulletin… Continue reading

Why Internet is Wild West Today?

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Opinions | Posted on 26-01-2010

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Today almost every user browsing Internet is at risk. The increase in threats related to social networking sites, banking security, botnets, and attacks targeting users, businesses, and even applications made Internet a risky landscape. Many industry consultants and analysts refer Internet as ‘Wild West’ because of its huge insecurity, where nobody or no website can be trusted. Every year, cyber crime costs billions of dollars to repair systems… Continue reading