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NPAV – Net Protector AntiVirus truth exposed

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 January 30, 2012

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Since the last 3-4 days we have come across a lot of cases of reported infection of W32.Xpaj virus and surprisingly, found Net Protector Antivrus (NPAV) installed on the computers of all those cases. We were surprised to find the connection and were attempting to find the connection between this...

Google chrome update

 January 6, 2012

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Google Chrome has released a new version, 16.0.912.75, to fix three high severity security issues. The details about these issues can be found at: http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2012/01/stable-channel-update.html Most users will get automatically updated to the latest Chrome version. It is recommended to apply this update if you don’t have version 16.0.912.75.

BSNL website gets hacked

 December 6, 2011

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The Government owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL – the leading Indian telecommunication company) website has suffered yet another hacker attack. This time it was in the early hours of Sunday (December 4, 2011). After the hacking a message appeared on the site – “Your site Security is Shit and...

25 Worst Passwords of 2011

 November 27, 2011

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A password is a secret word or a string of characters that is used for authentication, to prove identity or to gain access to one’s laptop, Facebook, Gmail, LinkedIn and many more similar accounts. Choosing “password” as your online password is not a good idea. In fact, it’s the worst...

Recent Facebook porn spam attack: How to avoid falling in the trap

 November 17, 2011

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The recent wave of porn spam attacks that flooded Facebook accounts with posts carrying images of sex and violence has been brought under control. Most of the spam has stopped and the responsible accounts have been quarantined. Thousands of Facebook users had been afflicted and unknowingly posted pornographic spam which...

Firefox 8 released!

 November 10, 2011

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Mozilla announced today the official release of Firefox 8, a new version of the popular open source web browser. The modest update introduces a few new features and brings a number of minor improvements to the browser’s underlying HTML renderer. The built-in search box in Firefox’s navigation toolbar has been...

Microsoft announces workaround for the Duqu exploit

 November 5, 2011

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Microsoft has posted a security advisory 2639658 to address the recently disclosed Windows kernel vulnerability (CVE-2011-3402) exploited by the Duqu malware. Microsoft has determined the flaw is in the processing of embedded True Type Fonts (TTFs). According to Microsoft: “The attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data;...

New Google search bots are smarter, are they smart enough to avoid misuse?

 November 3, 2011

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Google seems to have recently updated its Google Search services. Among the many new features, the one that is most important from the point of view of a malicious user, is its capability to read through user comments. Googlebots are now capable of reading dynamic comments on websites posted by...

Microsoft Kills Off a Botnet!

 October 4, 2011

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In the battle against Internet Scammers, Microsoft opened a new front using the power of a U.S. court to deal a knockout blow to an emerging botnet and taking a provider of free Internet domains offline. Microsoft got the order from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of...

Firefox 7 released!

 September 29, 2011

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Mozilla, a global non-profit organization dedicated to making the web better, released an update to Firefox for Windows, Mac and Linux. Mozilla Firefox provides a speedy web browsing experience for users and has released new tools to help developers create faster websites and web apps. Firefox manages memory more efficiently...