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Security Vulnerabilities for Android and iOS Hit An All-time High in 2015

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 December 4, 2015

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Quick Heal hopes it has been a good year for you. But, has it been a good year for your mobile devices as well? It has been an alarming year for both Android and iOS users. If Android users were vulnerable to Stagefright attacks, iOS users had their own share...

The Biggest Apple iPhone Malware Hack Ever

 September 1, 2015

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Ever since the first iPhone released 8 years back, it has been surprisingly secure. There have been very few instances of malware and hacks on these devices, especially in comparison to the more open and less secure Android platform. From time to time though, a hack on iPhones comes along...

Apple Malware in-the-wild and Other IT Security News

 November 11, 2014

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WireLurker – A new Apple malware spotted in-the-wild For all those who still mistakenly believe that Apple Macs are immune from viruses and do not need antivirus protection, this piece of IT security news may come as a bit of a surprise. This new threat is called WireLurker and it...

Apple security in the spotlight and other IT Security news

 September 22, 2014

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Apple enjoyed a fine week with the reveal of iOS8 and the new iPhone 6, but in spite of its claims of being at a different level as its rivals, when it comes to security and privacy, it’s not all apples and oranges. Apple faces many of the same issues...

Leaked passwords, Android malware and Google sued – Latest security news

 March 22, 2014

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With another week gone by, there are several noteworthy developments that have taken place in the security and tech world. Here are some relevant stories that will interest and worry you at the same time. 4.6 million Snapchat user IDs leaked online Snapchat, a photo messaging app for Android and...

Bytes of Latest IT Security News and Updates for this Week

 October 11, 2013

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WhatsApp Site taken down by Hackers WhatsApp has again made the headlines, thanks to a hacking group called KDMS Team. Netizens who visited the Web site of the most popular instant messaging service, reported defacement of the site. The company issued a statement admitting that their Web site was hijacked...

This Week’s Latest News on IT Security and Updates

 September 27, 2013

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IT Returns of SRK, Salman Khan, and Sachin Tendulkar Hacked Looks like cyber criminals have their eyes on Bollywood as well. Reportedly, a Chartered Accountancy (CA) student has been charged with hacking into the income tax returns of Bollywood stars Sharukh Khan and Salman Khan. Industrialist Anil Ambani and sport...

Latest Security News and Updates from this Week

 August 9, 2013

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Number of Government Websites Hacked so Far – 78 According to Milind Deora, Minister of State for Communications & IT, 78 government websites have been compromised by hackers till June 2013. 16,000 odd cases related to spam, malware infection, and data breach have also come to light. Victims mainly included...

Instagram: What you need to know – Part 2

 April 6, 2013

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This post is in continuation with our previous post on Instagram and will discuss how you can control your privacy in the app. In Instagram the key word is ‘public.’ Once an Instagram profile has been created, anyone can browse these online profiles and “follow” other Instagram users. Here comes the...

Instagram: What you need to know

 April 3, 2013

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In an earlier post we talked about various apps and the risks associated with them. In these subsequent posts, we will scratch the surface a little bit and dig a little deeper to understand the privacy implications of one app in particular – Instagram. Now, that our very own Big...