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Some Amazon UK buyers were shipped counterfeit AMD APUs

Amazon – and in turn, some of its shoppers – have apparently fallen victim to a scam involving counterfeit AMD Kaveri APUs. Overclock3D, which was the first to pick up on the matter, noticed that multiple shoppers have left feedback on...

NSA-themed ransomware leverages public concern over privacy

A variant of ransomware making the rounds aims to leverage the public’s increasing concern with regard to the NSA’s recently declassified PRISM surveillance program. Upon infection, the ransomware will lock down a computer’s web browser and display a warning message…

Sophos: 20% of Macs harbor Windows malware

Although folks are currently fixated on the Flashback botnet, Sophos draws attention to the fact that one in five Macs harbors some kind of Windows-oriented malware. The company gathered results over seven days from 100,000 Apple machines using its free antivirus program...