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November 2012

Syria Internet shutdown: The Internet ‘Kill Switch’ exists

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Can a country shutdown the Internet for its citizens with a simple kill switch? There have been many debates about this in the past and it seems that the answer is a resounding ‘yes’. Further proof of this surfaced yesterday with news that the Syrian Government shutdown complete Internet access...

How smartphone attacks make money at the expense of the victim?

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The massive surge in smartphone usage all over the world has allowed scammers to devise several ways to monetize vulnerable devices. For the victim these attack vectors represent a loss of data, time and money. But for the attacker these methods are primarily used to gain monetary benefits. So how...

Viral Facebook copyright message is nothing but a scam

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If you recently came across a viral Facebook privacy notice that mentioned copyrights of your content, photos and videos, you should be forewarned that this notice is yet another Facebook scam. Facebook recently updated their privacy guidelines and also allowed users to comment on these changes for the first time....

Round-up of the latest security news updates

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Millions of hackers target Israel after Gaza offensive Israel undertook air-based attacks against the Gaza strip last week and as a result they were hit with more than 44 million hacking attempts. The targeted websites ranged from defense-related sites to several commercial websites. Cyberspace has fast transformed into a battlefield...

5 things you should never reveal on social networks

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Many people fail to notice how their online lives endanger their day to day lives. An overload of information shared online, especially over social networks, is perhaps the biggest risk. Constant access to our devices and phones also allows us to share information at a level never seen before. But...

Have you used these easy and effective Quick Heal Parental Control tools?

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Parents of school going kids have several questions when it comes to cyber security. Some of these issues involve the freedom and time that should be given to kids when they access the Internet. Other questions revolve around the mode of access in the first place. Today it is very...

5 effortless steps to block Facebook spam from reaching your news feed

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We recently posted an article about Facebook ‘Like’ scams and the truth behind them. This post talked about how some parties created fake pages to invoke sympathy and got hundreds of thousands of likes and comments as a result. This in turn enhanced the Edge Rank of a page and...

How do Facebook ‘Like’ scams reach thousands of users?

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If you look, you will find countless Facebook pages that have hundreds of thousands of likes and comments. But are these real? Some of the posts invite people to write a comment to see what happens. But predictably, nothing happens and this is all part of a large-scale Facebook scam....

Why does Anonymous love Guy Fawkes Day so much?

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Anonymous recently used YouTube to declare an impending attack on Zynga (and maybe Facebook) on Guy Fawkes Day. That’s today, November 5. Notably, this is not the first time that Anonymous has caused concern on this specific day. Guy Fawkes has come to symbolize the online hacking community and the...

Latest news updates from the last week

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Facebook offers new privacy setting indicators for new users In a move that suggests Facebook has begun to marginally accept that it is responsible for user privacy, the social network has revised the manner in which it informs new users about privacy settings. This includes little indicators like ‘light bulbs’...