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FIFA World Cup malware threats – Don’t ‘Risk Everything’!

 June 17, 2014

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With the FIFA World Cup well and truly underway now, hackers and spam artists are having a field day too. While we enjoy the samba action and watch an exciting sequence of matches unfold, these malicious parties are busy cooking up ways to catch unsuspecting users off-guard with innovative World...

FIFA World Cup 2014: Watch out for Malware Attacks and Scams!

 May 30, 2014

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Around the world, while billions of fans are anticipating the biggest sporting event in the world, malware artists are webbing plans to turn soccer fans into victims. The FIFA World Cup 2014 is two weeks away, and scammers are all prepped up to launch a fresh wave of attacks. Who’s...

Alert for users of Instagram, Bitly and Android and other security news

 May 10, 2014

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There is no such thing as a slow news day, as every week is filled with stories of hacked websites, stolen passwords, new variants of Android malware and other security updates. The computer and mobile security industry never sits still, and this week we have yet more reasons for you...

Android Malware on the Loose – Android.Hehe.A

 April 1, 2014

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The name of this malware may sound funny, but what it can do to your mobile, may not be so. Here’s a quick overview of the Android malware called Android.Hehe.A What is it? Android.Hehe.A is a Trojan horse designed to infect Android devices.   How does it look? Once installed...

Latest IT Security News and Updates for the Week

 March 8, 2014

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There are several interesting new developments in the security world, and here are some of the news stories from the week gone by that you should be looking at. Facebook Whatsapp deal for $19 billion still not completed due to privacy concerns If you have doubts about your private data...

Meet Chameleon – The Wi-Fi Virus that Spreads Like the Common Cold!

 March 7, 2014

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Chameleon is a new virus in town that spreads between unprotected or poorly protected Wi-Fi access points (wireless router) just like the common cold spreads between humans. Wi-Fi access points (APs) are devices that transmit and receive Wi-Fi signal. In other words, whenever you are accessing Wi-Fi, your device is...

How to Recover from a Malware Infection

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 March 4, 2014

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Avoiding and preventing malware on a computer is far simpler than removing it from an infected machine. Nevertheless, once a machine has been infected with malware, it is imperative to remove it immediately. Clear signs like lowered speed, popups, disabled functionality and more, indicate the presence of malware on a...

Latest IT Security News Bulletin for This Week

 February 15, 2014

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With the second week of February coming to an end, we have got a few but interesting news for you all. One of them is about the immensely-popular-but-sadly-dead-game Flappy Bird. Malicious Flappy Bird Apps Are Flying All Over Third Party Android Stores Flappy Bird has hit the runway and odds...

CryptoLocker ups its Extortion Game – Launches Pricey Online Decrpytion Service

 November 8, 2013

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We have been keeping our readers updated about CryptoLocker – the menacing ransomware that encrypts files and demands money in exchange for a private key for decrypting the data. Once the malware encrypts the files, the victim has 72 hours to pay the ransom ($300 USD), failing which, the private...

Zero-day Vulnerability Hits Microsoft Office – Temporary Patch Available

 November 7, 2013

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Microsoft has issued a new security advisory against an exploit that hackers are using to target a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Office. A temporary ‘Fix It’ tool has been released by the company; a permanent fix is yet to be rolled out. A pre-existing vulnerability in some versions of Microsoft...