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Are You the Compulsive Spammer?

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 July 9, 2013

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About 39% of the world’s population now has access to the Internet and this has an immense impact on the way we communicate. Emails outnumber snail mail 81 to 1. However, the fight against spam is a never-ending battle, where spammers and anti-spam vendors try to outsmart each other. Over the...

Whatsapp Hoax (fake) Messages Doing the Rounds Again

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 June 25, 2013

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Today one of my colleagues received a message on WhatsApp that read: “Hello, I. Am riya director of whatsapp, this message is to inform all of our users that we have only 530 accounts available for new phones, and that our servers have recently been very congested, so we asking...

Opinion Time – Vote

 June 21, 2013

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The recent leak about USA’s secret monitoring program PRISM has received mixed reactions.  For those who have missed it, here is the background: America’s National Security Agency has been spying on online activities of users especially foreigners by having access to information from global giants like Facebook, Google, Apple, Skype...

Apps that every parent should know about

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 June 11, 2013

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Beginning of the school year is a delicate time for children and youth. If academic expectations are not enough, children seem to believe that they are expected to live up to peer-pressure as well. This is always accompanied by insecurities and complexes. There are helplines, guides and mentors that exist...

Week’s Latest Security News and Updates from Around the World

 May 24, 2013

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Here’s this week’s edition on some important and interesting news and updates on online security. Yahoo Japan Hacked – Officials Warned Users to Change Passwords After discovering a hacking attempt into its ID serves, Yahoo Japan has warned its users to change their passwords. According to the company, 22 million...

Are Your Messages on Skype Private?

 May 23, 2013

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If you are a Skype user, then you might not be delighted to know that Microsoft (which owns the software) is all eyes and ears about what you communicate with your peers. An experiment conducted by Ars Technica (a technology news and information website), with the aid of Ashkan Solanti...

Know the Risks of Using ATM and Online Banking

 May 22, 2013

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As convenient and user-friendly as the ATM (automated teller machine) and online banking services are, they have their own share of security risks. This blog entails the security risks of using ATMs and online banking, and discusses some valuable safety measures users can take. Risks Involved with ATMs The greatest...

Work from Home Scam

 May 20, 2013

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Yet another kind of social media scam that has come under the radar of security officials is the “work from home scam”. This blog explains how such scams work, and how can you steer clear from them. Work from home scams are mostly linked to people who are unemployed and...

Things You Should Keep off the Table of Facebook

 May 20, 2013

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As a continuation to our previous post, where we had discussed the type of information one should not reveal on social networking sites like Facebook, this post tells you about some more important things that are better off without being shared online. Click Everything and Share! Pictures do express a...

This Week’s Roundup of the Latest Security News

 May 18, 2013

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Here’s a quick roundup of this week’s latest news on what cyber criminals are up to and what security officials are doing to tackle them. New York State Attorney General advises phone giants to beef up security In what may be called a thoughtful step to curb the black market,...