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Latest IT Security News Bulletin for This Week

 February 15, 2014

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

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...

Is Your Password Among the 25 Worst Passwords of 2013?

 January 21, 2014

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Yes, you read it right! “123456” has been labelled as the most commonly used and obviously the worst password of 2013. SplashData, a California-based company, comes up with an annual list of the 25 most common passwords used by people online. The list for the year 2013 was topped by...

Latest IT Security News and Updates for this Week

 November 9, 2013

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Google to Ban Third Party Extensions for Chrome Google already has a security mechanism in place which warns users on installing any extension which is hosted on a third party store. But it seems that the mechanism is going to be tighter. From January onwards, users will be able to...

Best Practices for Enterprise IT Security

 August 21, 2013

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

To boost brand image and increase productivity, more and more enterprise sectors are exploiting avenues such as cloud technology, social media platforms, and bring your own device (BYOD) to name a few. And when such is the scenario, ignoring the importance of IT security can spell disaster. Here, we have...

Latest Security News and Updates from this Week

 August 9, 2013

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

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...

The Latest Security News and Updates from this Week

 June 22, 2013

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

With another week wrapping up, let’s quickly leaf through the latest news and updates from the security community. Pirate Bay Co-Founder Sentenced to Two Years in Prison Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, 28, co-founder of the popular torrent site “The Pirate Bay”, is to serve two years in jail. He was found...

Adobe addresses serious vulnerabilities with its latest patches

 April 10, 2013

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Adobe Systems has released improved versions of Flash Player, Shockwave Player and ColdFusion to patch critical vulnerabilities in these. As stated by Adobe “these vulnerabilities could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system” The new versions of Flash Player for Windows and...

Instagram: What you need to know – Part 2

 April 6, 2013

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

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

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

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...