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Data Privacy. What is that?

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 August 6, 2018

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With the heavy penetration of the Internet into almost every household, data privacy has had its day. The Facebook data leak scandal which rocked the tech industry is a blistering example of the way our privacy is getting compromised at the cost of our obsession with social networking or the...

A massive security flaw discovered in Skype. Fix not coming anytime soon.

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 February 14, 2018

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Quick Heal Security Labs has recently learned about a serious vulnerability in Skype’s update installer – that’s the bad news. The worse news is, Microsoft is not going to patch the vulnerability anytime soon as this would require the updater to go through a ‘large code revision’. What is this...

Cybersecurity Predictions: What to expect in 2018

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 December 26, 2017
Cybersecurity prediction for 2018

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Get ready! 2018 is going to be much worse for cybersecurity than what it was for 2017. Before we get on with the cybersecurity predictions for 2018, let’s take a quick flashback of 2017 2017 was riddled with cybersecurity mayhem: WannaCry – the biggest ransomware attack in history; took down...

Cyber Swachhta Kendra – A Digital India Initiative for a Secure Cyber Ecosystem

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 March 6, 2017

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The Government of India recently launched an ambitious project called Cyber Swachhta Kendra (CSK) – a Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Center. Developed under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), this center will be operated by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). Developed as an essential part...

A New Generation of Cyberattacks that Can Fry Your Computer

 February 28, 2014

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If we thought that cyberattacks can only affect our computers to the software level, then here’s a something to give this thought a different perspective! Uptil now, we witnessed cyberattacks going after the software components of targeted computers. But apparently, there is something scarier than this; something that can take...

Cyber Crimes against India – Increasing in Leaps and Bounds

 November 21, 2013

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Reportedly, India happens to be the 4th most favorite target of cyber criminals when it comes to phishing attacks. This fact is vouched by the number of cyber attacks hitting the country, which has scaled exponentially in 2013. Here are some findings by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In)...

Classic lies you should not let a cyber criminal use on you

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 April 15, 2013

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Cyber criminals can devise various ways to get what they want from you. Manipulating people into carrying out certain actions or giving away confidential information is known as Social Engineering. And this is a rampant form of exploitation. Why? If you can get access to anything you want just by...

How safe are these apps for your kids?

 March 19, 2013

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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

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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...

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

 October 9, 2012

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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...