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How to Protect Yourself from Online Security Threats of 2013

Where the Internet is stored

Where the Internet is stored (Photo credit: debs)

Next year will be the year of the mobile security threat, according to Internet security software giant McAfee, based on the predictions report it released today of the leading security threats expected in 2013. With online technology rapidly moving from computers to the palms of our hands, cybercriminals and hackers are evolving their methods to fit the times. Whether it’s the new Windows 8 OS or the trendy HTML5 browser language, cybercriminals will be stepping up their game in 2013 to capitalize on the newest technology.

So what can consumer expect to see in the way of cyber threats in 2013? We read through the report and focused on some of the biggest threats you should look out for in 2013, and what you can do to protect yourself.


Microsoft To Unveil Beta Version Of Explorer 9 in September

The Beta Version of Microsoft Web browser Explorer 9 will be launched on September 15.

As Microsoft sets to complete 15 years, it is looking unto web browser explorer 9 to gain its sagging popularity among Internet users. The company has marked September 15th for the launch of its Beta version of its latest Internet Explorer version 9.

To be launched in a press conference titled “The Beauty of the Web.” the company will send invites to select group of VIP web developers, designers, bloggers and press for the launch event in San Francisco. The new browser boasts of compatibility with HTML-5 thus leaving out flash, with HTML5, a web-standard platform can be used that requires no plug-ins. Also, IE9 uses the power of the user’s graphics processor to accelerate web content. Microsoft has also worked on its JavaScript Engine giving it a much-needed upgrade, considering how badly IE lagged behind competitors in JavaScript performance tests.

Unfortunately the browser Explorer 9 only works on Windows Vista or Windows 7 and is not compatible with Windows-XP.