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January 2014

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As technology is soaring to new heights, malware authors are getting more sophisticated in creating nastier malware to target businesses. Large enterprises take adequate measures to secure their network. This, however, is not usually the case with small and medium-sized businesses – a fact that is exploited by hackers. SMEs...
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The first month of 2014 is almost nearing its end, and cyber criminals have already filled their plate with nefarious plans and illegal practices. Let’s see what this week witnessed in the world of IT security. Snapchat, Ouch! After the much hoo-haa about how 4.6 million Snapchat accounts were compromised,...
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Enterprise IT Security can be compared to the knobs and handles in kitchen cabinets – essential items that get the least of our attention. In 2013, we presented to our readers with many essential aspects of enterprise IT security. These aspects touched points ranging from India being the 4th most...
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Yes, you read it right! “123456” has been labelled as the most commonly used and obviously the worst password of 2013. SplashData, a California-based company, comes up with an annual list of the 25 most common passwords used by people online. The list for the year 2013 was topped by...
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Let’s have a quick look at what types of scrupulous plans and tricks cybercrooks came up with this week. #1. A recent scam that is doing the rounds on Facebook is a post that claims to show a footage of a zookeeper being swallowed by a giant snake. This is...
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As the tree of Facebook is growing exponentially and making the world even smaller, it is also getting crowded with scrupulous hoaxes and scams. For an unaware user, it is difficult to tell these hoaxes from genuine Facebook posts or status updates. In this blog post we have outlined some...
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The trend of online shopping has grown exponentially over the past few years, and odds are, it is only going to grow. If we talk about India, it has close to 10 million online shoppers. As of 2013 the country’s e-commerce market was worth $16 billion; 88% more than what...
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Thanks to a new feature in Gmail, anyone with a Google plus profile will be able to e-mail you, even if they are a complete stranger. And as obvious it is, you can also reply them back. Now if you think this new feature is not so cool, and would...
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Time for another roundup of the latest IT security news, updates, and alerts for this week.   1. Thanks to Gmail, strangers now can email you. Know how from this post. 2. Yahoo Mail finally gets 100% HTTPS encryption. Read more about it here. 3. Snapchat is sorry for the...