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Smashing Security #122: The big fat con at Office Depot

Office Depot and OfficeMax are fined millions for tricking customers into thinking their computers were infected with malware, car alarms can make your vehicle less secure, and facial recognition in apartment blocks comes under the microscope.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by The Cyberwire’s Dave Bittner.


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bitdefender.com

Office Depot fined millions for tricking customers into believing their PCs were infected with malware

Office Depot, and its partner Support.com, have been fined $35 million for using the PC Health Check tune-up service to dupe people into buying unnecessary computer repair and technical services.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Has Office Depot claimed your PC had a malware infection when it didn’t?

US retail giant Office Depot has been accused of intentionally tricking its customers by selling costly computer fixes for malware problems that simply don’t exist.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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