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Anyone interested in information about computer malware and scams should obtain it directly from professionals that evaluate and track computer threats, not from e-mail messages spread by well meaning computer users that have no way of evaluating a potential threat. There are numerous professional websites on the Internet that provide this type of information. A good place to start is with the website of the company that provides your virus protection program. The following computer security information is located on external websites and this site has no control over the content.

The following represents just a small sampling of available security sites.

Consumer Reports Articles

Worst Passwords of All Tiime

General Security Information

  • Security Now Podcast (A weekly look at security issues with Steve Gibson of SpinRite and ShieldsUP!)

Microsoft Malware Protection Tool

  • Security Essentials. Does not work in Windows 8 which comes with Windows Defender (which must be turned on.)

Malware Information

Hoax and Myth Information

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