April 2012

What constitutes an effective mobile security suite?


Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

With mobile malware on the rise and with millions of people jumping onto the smartphone bandwagon, the necessity to protect devices is now pronounced. Mobile scanning software is designed to protect smartphones from multiple threats. In an earlier post we discussed why your Android smartphone needs security, this article highlights...

Has your Facebook account been hacked? Here’s what to do

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Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

We hear about Facebook accounts getting hacked on a daily basis. With hackers dedicated to pounce on the slightest mistake made by a user, cases of Facebook accounts being compromised have become quite unavoidable. There are also instances of a friend or family member getting unauthorized access and misusing the...

Outbreak of fake USPS emails

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Attackers are extensively targeting Internet users by spreading fake USPS (United States Postal Service) emails. This time there are some slight changes in the content of the email but it is nothing that we have not seen before. The subject line reads: “You need to get a parcel”. The email misguides...

Rogueware through fake USPS email


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Once again a USPS (United States Postal Service) fraudulent email is getting circulated over the Internet. The email pretends to be from and presents a genuine looking reason which compels the user to open the attached file. The email states that there is an error regarding delivery address and then...

How to Avoid Facebook Scams

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Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

With more than 800 million users all over the world, Facebook is the perfect breeding ground for scam artists. Every Facebook user has their account interlinked with hundreds or even thousands of their friends. With the exponential amount of users connected to each other Facebook scams require only a few...

The End is Near for Windows XP


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Microsoft has gone a step further to purport the arrival of the upcoming Windows 8 operating system by declaring that post April 8, 2014 they will be withdrawing support for Windows XP. This gives home users and business enterprises two years to complete their migration from the OS that has...

Microsoft April-2012 Patch Tuesday Released

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Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Microsoft has released six bulletins covering a total of 11 vulnerabilities. Seven of this month’s issues are rated ‘Critical’ and they affect Internet Explorer, .NET, and Windows. The remaining issues affect Internet Explorer, Windows, Forefront Unified Access Gateway, and Office. The following vulnerabilities has rated “Critical”: MS12-023- Cumulative Security Update...

5 reasons why your Android Smartphone needs security


Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android, says that there are nearly 850,000 new Android devices activated on a daily basis since February 2012. Since its inception in 2007, Android has grown at a phenomenal rate and has inched closer to toppling the massive ecosystem that Apple founder, Steve Jobs initiated. At...

New Visa/Mastercard Scam


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Today, we’ve received another phishing email purporting to be from Visa with a spoofed email address.The fake mail carries a subject line: “Security Notice”. It has an attached html file “VisaMasterCard.htm”. The mail instructs the users to download the attached file and fill it up in order to get security...