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June 2013

6 Million Facebook Account Compromised! Facebook reported that a bug was responsible for exposing email addresses and phone numbers of as much as 6 million Facebook users. The company informed that the bug was a part of the Download Your Information (DIY) tool in Facebook, that allows the user to...
Google helps you find answers to your questions; Google gives away apps for free; Google has an awesome hangout for you and your pals, but Google never pays you 800,000 British pounds! That’s right! One more online scam that has been making rounds on the Internet is the Google Award...
Today one of my colleagues received a message on WhatsApp that read: “Hello, I. Am riya director of whatsapp, this message is to inform all of our users that we have only 530 accounts available for new phones, and that our servers have recently been very congested, so we asking...
BYOD – Bring Your Own Device, apparently, has become the new mantra in today’s workplace. Its benefits are appealing and attractive, but they also come with major threats and concerns. This post  outlines some important facts about the BYOD program. There is a reason Tim Cook (CEO of Apple Inc.)...
With another week wrapping up, let’s quickly leaf through the latest news and updates from the security community. Pirate Bay Co-Founder Sentenced to Two Years in Prison Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, 28, co-founder of the popular torrent site “The Pirate Bay”, is to serve two years in jail. He was found...
The recent leak about USA’s secret monitoring program PRISM has received mixed reactions.  For those who have missed it, here is the background: America’s National Security Agency has been spying on online activities of users especially foreigners by having access to information from global giants like Facebook, Google, Apple, Skype...
Having a hard time setting up the Quick Heal Parental Control feature? Here’s an easy step-by-step guide to help you out. What is Parental Control and Why is it Important? In today’s digital era, where Internet rules the roost, Parental Control can only be referred to as the need of...
This week’s been quite an eventful one, with Facebook bringing in hashtags and Mumbai police force facing the brunt of cybercrime. Read on. Facebook Hashtags – Exciting or Worrying? If you never paid attention to your privacy settings on Facebook, then it’s time you started doing so. With the Social...
When it comes to desktop computers, people go for the best security software. But when the talk is about their mobile security, odds are, they are least bothered. Most think that their mobile devices are less vulnerable than their computers; that however, is a myth, and probably a dangerous one....