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IMs reach third-party contacts thanks to Skype bug A mysterious Skype bug sent messages (IMs) exchanged between two users, to random third-parties on either users’ list. Skype claims this occurred due to old versions of their app crashing on several platforms. This resulted in a lot of bad publicity for...
How many times have you spotted a QR code and scanned it through your smartphone camera? While these may be an effective tool for marketers to re-direct people to a particular website, how safe are these QR codes? What are QR codes? A Quick Response (QR) code is a square-shaped...
As the proliferation of the Internet and the use and abuse of Web 2.0 increases, computer users are exposed to zero-day threats and risks that propagate in real-time. Any access to the Internet without protection is no doubt clogged with spyware, adware and dangerous bots. It doesn’t stop at this,...
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...
Think twice before uploading your holiday pictures to Facebook – you could be helping someone steal information from your computer. A botnet called Stegobot was created by an Indian origin scientist to show how easy it would be for a bad guy to hijack Facebook photos to create a secret...