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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...

Black Friday iTunes email scam doing the rounds

Black Friday marks the start of the Christmas shopping period for many. Among the endless offers available to consumers is lurking the latest email scam in the form of a would-be offer from Apple. The email titled "iTunes Gift Certificate" purportedly claims...