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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.
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It’s official: After months of speculation, Microsoft has set an official release date for Windows 8, its first update to the Windows operating system in almost three years.
After teasing that Windows 8 would be available toward the end of October, Windows President Steven Sinofsky officially announced that the next-generation of Windows will be released on October 26. That’s when you’ll be able to download it to your PC or purchase a new computer with Windows 8, according to a post on the official Windows Team Blog.
Microsoft had previously announced that an upgrade from Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 will cost $40 for a digital-only download.
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You might not have realized it — what with all the excitement over “Magic Mike” and all — but we are rapidly approaching an exciting season: prime buying time for new Windows computers!
The latest, super-fast Intel chips are now shipping in new machines; Samsung, Vizio, Asus, and Sony have all outed well-reviewed new models. Windows 8, the transformative new operating system for Windows computers, will be released to the world in a few months – which either means an easy, $15 upgrade for your current machine, or that you should buy now if you think you’re going to hate Windows 8 and don’t want it pre-loaded on your shiny new PC).
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Microsoft has given the old blue screen of death the blue screen of death.
On the recently announced Windows 8, available in very early developer’s beta, the Blue Screen of Death is going to look a little different, according to a discovery by Geek.com. The Blue Screen of Death, or BSOD, or Stop Error, has become something of a symbol of frustration with Windows.
If you’ve never seen one (you luck thing!), it’s current appears as a screen of white text on a blue background that appears whenever the system irreparably crashes and has to restart (hence, Blue Screen of Death).
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Windows 8, which was fully unveiled at the Windows Build Conference in Anaheim, California, is here, and it looks much,
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much different from Windows 7. Sure, it has the start-bar-and-icon “Desktop” look that Windows users are familiar with, but it also has a new, touchscreen-optimized interface called ‘Metro,’ which looks more like the Windows Phone operating system and which looks like the future of Microsoft Windows from here on out.
The touch-optimized interface was all Stephen Sinofsky, President of Windows, and Julie Larson-Green, Corporate Vice President of Windows, were talking about when they showed off Windows 8 to developers at the conference. (They did not, however, mention when the new OS would be available to users.)
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Anyone anticipating the release of Windows 8 might want to check out Microsoft‘s new blog, Building Windows 8, which will chronicle the development of the forthcoming operating system.
Windows President Steven Sinofsky published the first post on Building Windows 8 (or B8 as it’s affectionately referred to by his team) on Monday evening.
“We intend to post regularly throughout the development of Windows 8, and to focus on the engineering of the product,” Sinofsky wrote. “Blogging allows us to have a two-way dialog with you about design choices, real-world data and usage, and new opportunities that are part of Windows 8.”