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Stay clear of skimmers when using ATMs

 March 27, 2013

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The next time when you visit an ATM of your bank to swipe your debit or credit card make sure the ATM door or the ATM machine does not have any suspicious device attached to it. Cyber criminals fix various kinds of skimmers on ATM doors or ATM machine itself...

How safe are these apps for your kids?

 March 19, 2013

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Does your child have access to a Smartphone? Then it’s about time you know about certain apps that are popular with children and young adults. Most of these apps are designed to keep your children’s online conversation as private as possible. Some allow them to take a picture and share...

Syria Internet shutdown: The Internet ‘Kill Switch’ exists

 November 30, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Can a country shutdown the Internet for its citizens with a simple kill switch? There have been many debates about this in the past and it seems that the answer is a resounding ‘yes’. Further proof of this surfaced yesterday with news that the Syrian Government shutdown complete Internet access...

Scammers steal credit card details in ways you never thought of

 October 27, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Cyber criminals and malicious scammers are constantly at work to devise new ways to steal confidential user data. Unfortunately, such attacks are not just restricted to the Internet. A recently discovered spate of attacks enables scammers to steal credit/debit card details and these methods are increasingly carried out in the...

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

 October 9, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

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

 October 6, 2012

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

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...

The evolving nature of malware and security threats

 September 27, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The composition of malware has changed considerably over the last few years. What used to be an independent and solo industry has now transformed into a professional syndicate. As security solution providers, it is our duty to stay abreast of such changes and evolution to alter our strategy. Here are...

Security news updates from the last week

 September 21, 2012

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Microsoft releases ‘Fix it’ tool for IE vulnerability Microsoft has released a temporary “Fix it” tool for the highly publicized Internet Explorer vulnerability. A full IE update will soon be released as well. The security hole exploited Internet Explorer users when they visited a malicious website and installed a trojan...

Microsoft disrupts major botnet by blocking malicious domain

 September 18, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Microsoft recently won a court order to host “3322.org”, a nefarious Internet domain based in China, with its own dynamic DNS. The malicious domain hosts around 70,000 malicious subdomains and generates close to 500 different strains of malware that are distributed via counterfeit software. One of the most infamous botnets...

Security news updates from the last week

 September 8, 2012

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AntiSec collects 12 million Apple UDIDs from hacked FBI laptop, FBI denies it! AntiSec, a hacker group associated with Anonymous, claimed to have gotten their hands on 12 million Apple UDIDs from a hacked FBI laptop. They published 1 million of these IDs to validate their claim. However, the FBI...