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March 2014

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

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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...

Is the End of Windows XP Support Putting ATMs at Risk?

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The impending deadline of the discontinuation of Windows XP support by Microsoft (April 8, 2014) is fast approaching. Quick Heal has proactively warned retail users and enterprise users about the risks involved, but it is now time to understand a very different kind of threat associated with this approaching date....

How to Survive the End of Windows XP and Safeguard your PC

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And the 12-year old legend is finally nearing its end. Until 2011, XP was ruling with a mammoth market share of 43.29%. And despite being a retro OS, XP still stands out as the second most popular operating system; presently, having a market share of 29.53%. That roughly equals to...

Leaked passwords, Android malware and Google sued – Latest security news

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With another week gone by, there are several noteworthy developments that have taken place in the security and tech world. Here are some relevant stories that will interest and worry you at the same time. 4.6 million Snapchat user IDs leaked online Snapchat, a photo messaging app for Android and...

Retargeting: Great for Advertisers but a Threat to User Privacy

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Are you being chased around the Internet by a mobile phone? Or by any other product that you searched for on your favorite e-commerce platform? This is an issue that many of us have perhaps faced recently while surfing the Internet. What we’re speaking about here is commonly known as...

New Android Malware known as Android.AVPasser.A Detected

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A new variation of mobile malware that affects Android based devices has been detected by the Quick Heal Labs. An innovative feature of this malware is that it detects certain mobile security applications on the device and modifies their databases in order to avoid detection. Quick Heal Detection: Android.AVPasser.A As...

Latest IT Security News and Updates for the Week

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With the second week of March wrapping up, a new hoax is doing the rounds in Facebook. And this time, it is about the unfortunate incident of the missing Malaysian Airline MH370. Scroll on to read more about this and other news about IT security. Malicious spam videos claiming to...

The End is Near for Windows XP. Is Your Business Prepared?

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When Windows XP was first released in October 2001, the Apple iPod was just 2 days old and Wikipedia had only been around for a few months. But now, there is less than a month to go for Microsoft to pull the plug on Windows XP with the impending deadline...

Online Ad Campaigns Mimicking as the CryptoLocker

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CryptoLocker is a recently discovered Windows malware that encrypts user data and makes it unusable. It demands the user for a certain amount of money (ransom) to decrypt the data. As of December, 2013, the creators of CryptoLocker were able to pull in $30 million in just 100 days. So,...

Latest IT Security News and Updates for the Week

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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...