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Facebook scam, Snowden interview and other IT security news

 August 23, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

A new Facebook scam has been found doing the rounds recently, and it is something we here at Quick Heal have experienced as well. Apart from this, we have a special interview with Edward Snowden, infamous NSA whistleblower from Wired magazine that anyone interested in cybersecurity and state surveillance should...

MH17 Crash: Online Scammers Create Fake Facebook Pages/Accounts

 July 24, 2014

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

17 July, 2014 was but a fateful day for the passengers who boarded the Malaysian Flight MH17; scheduled to fly from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. The plane crashed during its flight over eastern Ukraine, ending the lives of 298 passengers including the crew. While people all over the world are...

“The Rock Passes Away!” – Beware of this Facebook Hoax!

 June 20, 2014

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Most of us are familiar with WWE superstar Dwayne Douglas Johnson, popularly known by his ring name ‘The Rock’. Although we miss watching him tussling with other wrestlers, we do get to see him in movies. But unfortunately, we will never get to know what the Rock is cooking, because...

World Cup scams, trustworthy Twitter & other IT security news

 June 14, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Now that the FIFA World Cup is well and truly underway, something that a shell-shocked Spanish team would hesitantly affirm, it’s time for security vendors and users to come to arms as well. With a well-stocked arsenal of information about dangerous apps to avoid, phishing links to not click on...

Dear Departed XP Still Getting Security Updates and Other IT Security News

 May 3, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Looks like XP is still the hot talk of the town, even after it was pulled out of support last month. In the wake of a nasty security bug in IE which could let hackers completely zombify a user’s machine, Microsoft released a quick security patch. But the interesting news...

Scam Alert! Facebook Online Lottery Email

 April 28, 2014

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

If our readers can recall, we had put together a list of some common Facebook online scams that people fall prey to. Adding to this list is another scam that is doing the rounds on the Internet. We call it the ‘Facebook Online Lottery Scam.’ Here’s a brief about what...

Google generously refunds victims and funds open source initiatives – More IT news

 April 26, 2014

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Here is a quick roundup of the latest IT security news updates from the week gone by. It’s been a slow week with the world still reeling from the aftereffects of Heartbleed, but there are plenty of news worthy stories that our security conscious readers should be aware about. Google...

Windows 8.1 Users May Face the Fate of XP – And More News

 April 18, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Last week we brought you some interesting news excerpts about the nasty security bug called Heartbleed and how a 5 year-old-boy hacked into his father’s Xbox One. Let’s see what this week has got for you. Incidents of personal data theft rise at an alarming rate According to a study...

Security News – Heartbleed Exposes Millions of Online Passwords

 April 12, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

There has been a severe password outage this week thanks to the already famous ‘Heartbleed’ breakdown. Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive data have been revealed so it is strongly advised that you change all your passwords immediately. Other security news updates pale in comparison to this...

Pinterest Hacked, Facebook Buys Oculus and More – Latest Security News

 March 29, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Interesting security news unfolded this week as Facebook bought Oculus Rift for $2 Billion. What could Facebook possibly want with virtual reality gaming you ask? Well, that remains to be seen. Here are some more notable stories. Google Glass Can be Misused as a High Tech Spyware Researchers at California...