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October 2014

How Secure is Your Password?

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If our readers can recollect, we had shared a blog post sometime last year on the common password mistakes people make, and how you can create strong passwords. Well, this post is to see whether our readers have followedour tips. We will be sharing with you all a tool which...

Your Passwords Are on the Way Out, Leave it to Twitter

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If there is one thing we could change about the Internet today, it would most certainly be the dissolution of the need for passwords to access web-based accounts. An average Internet user today has around 10 passwords that he needs to remember at all times. Moreover, these passwords need to...

Malicious Ebola Emails, Malvertising and other IT Security News

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As the last week of October kicks in, we have for you some important IT security news, updates and alerts. Read on and share the same among your friends and family. Hackers Using Ebola Outbreak to Attack Users Malicious emails that seem to come from the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Compatibility issues with Mac OS X Yosemite Upgrade

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Apple recently released Mac OS X Yosemite (version 10.10) for the general public on October 16th, 2014. This version contains several upgrades pertaining to the visual design and UI of the OS, continuity with other Apple devices and other privacy enhancing features. We would like to inform users of Quick...

Tips for Safe Online Shopping this Diwali

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We recently held a webinar and issued a blog post about the top 5 risks of online shopping this festive season. Continuing down the same lines, we would now like to inform our readers about some of the best practices they should undertake while shopping online. The Diwali season is...

Top 5 Risks of Online Shopping and How You Can Avoid Them

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We here at Quick Heal love spreading the word about online safety and everything that one can do in order to strengthen their online presence without compromising on security. We recently hosted a successful webinar in line with our knowledge sharing activities, and we were overwhelmed with the response and...

Beware of the Poodle Bug!

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There’s a new security bug in town. Technically, it is called CVE­-2014­-3566, and elsewhere, as the Poodle Bug. Three Google engineers have discovered this security vulnerability in SSL version 3. Let’s know how this vulnerability may affect you. What is SSL? SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is an encryption service that...

Major security breaches in 2014 and other IT Security News

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2014 has been an eventful year in the cybersecurity world and there have been several high profile security breaches. These have cost companies millions of dollars and do not show any signs of slowing down in the foreseeable future. Here is a brief look into IT security news from the...

Beware of “Your Unread Messages Will Be Deleted” Facebook Scam!

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This is a precautionary blog post for our readers, especially those who use the social networking site Facebook. An old online scam seems to have started doing fresh rounds on the Internet. Online scammers are sending emails to users claiming that their unread messages will be deleted from their Facebook...

StealthGenie CEO Arrested, and other IT Security News

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As the first week of October kicks in, we have got some important news and updates for you from the world of IT security. It includes quick insights into the Bash Bug, a new Faccebook Scam, a mobile spyware app, and also about the JPMorgan hack. Read on There’s a...