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October 2012

Google Play Store may soon get a built-in malware scanner

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Google intends to release a future update to its Google Play Store that will provide client-side protection from malware present in malicious applications. This malware scanner will analyze an application when a user attempts to install it on an Android device. If there is a known strain of malware present...

New ransomware spreads through malicious links in Skype IMs

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A new malicious worm that spreads through Instant Messages (IMs) over Skype has been discovered. This worm manifests itself as yet another variation of ransomware and also unloads itself to generate a click fraud from the users’ machine. The worm is a strain of the Dorkbot virus and it utilizes...

How to get your kids interested in cyber security?

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Getting less tech-savvy family members, especially teenagers and younger children, interested in computer security is a thankless task. It is necessary to teach them the implications of security breaches along with the importance of preventive measures. Children and young adults are more vulnerable to security risks like viruses, phishing websites...

US looks to ban Huawei and ZTE for cyberespionage, India waits in anticipation

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Many people in India are unaware about Huawei and its large number of products that are sold here. These range from simple wireless modems to advanced networking equipment utilized by industries and other hardware manufacturers. Most of the USB dongles that are sold in the country also come from the...

Security news updates from the last week

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Japan enforces severe punishments for people who download illegal content Japan has modified its copyright laws and made it stricter for individuals who simply view pirated videos or download copyrighted content. Earlier, uploaders of such content faced severe consequences while downloaders were let go lightly. But this scenario has now...

Why leaving your smartphone WiFi ON causes more harm than good

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Many users are under the misconception that leaving their smartphone WiFi switched ON only leads to a persistent battery drain. While this is not inaccurate, the truth is that there is another threat to be aware of. This is the threat of the ‘evil twin’. Anyone who has used WiFi...