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How can my Facebook account be misused if hacked?

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 October 4, 2018

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At a time when most of us are living in a virtual world, where we are connected to our friends and family mostly through social networking sites, imagine what it would be like to find your social media account hacked!! That’s exactly what happened with 50 million of Facebook users...

50 Million Facebook Accounts Hacked – Time to act before it’s too late!

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 October 1, 2018

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The afternoon of September 28th 2018 brought in a wave of shock for 50 million Facebook users, when they found themselves logged out of Facebook!! In one of the worst data breach attacks in the history of Facebook, over 90 million users on Friday afternoon, were forced to log out...

Beware of the Armage Ransomware – the File Destroyer!

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 August 8, 2018

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In July last week, Quick Heal Security Labs detected a new ransomware called Armage. It appends ‘.Armage’ extension to files it encrypts. Armage ransomware uses the AES-256 encryption algorithm to encode files making them inoperable. It spreads via spam emails and corrupted text files. Technical analysis Once executed on the...

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...

Dear Women, Define your Online Identity Securely

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 March 10, 2017

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Amazing women are everywhere. They have defined our past and are making our present better so that we can look forward to a better future. Women have always been more vocal, expressive and willing to share than men. And social networking has become one the most powerful platforms for them...

Hrithik Roshan’s Facebook Account Hacked! 5 Tips to secure your Facebook Account

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 September 7, 2016

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The Facebook account of the Mohenjo Daro actor Hrithik Roshan was briefly hacked on Monday evening. Seemed like the hacker wanted to start the week with a bang! Reportedly, after compromising Roshan’s official Facebook account, the hacker put up his own picture as the profile photo. And he continued his...

WhatsApp to share your phone number with Facebook. Here’s how you can prevent this

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 August 26, 2016

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The privacy policy of WhatsApp has undergone some change as of 25th August 2016. And here are 10 things that you must know. 1. WhatsApp has announced that it will start sharing your phone number with its parent company Facebook (Facebook acquired WhatsApp back in February 2014). This news comes...

It’s Social Media Day! Here are 10 Tips for Safe Social Networking

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 June 30, 2016

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Social Media day was launched by the popular website Mashable back in 2010 on June 30th. For obvious reasons, this day recognizes the impact social media has had and is having on global communication and the Internet community as a whole. And we thought what could be better to celebrate...

Facebook Video Scam Alert! “Nobody can watch this video for more than 15 seconds”

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 April 29, 2016

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Although pretty old, this Facebook video scam has again started gaining momentum on Facebook. This post explains what is this all about. A couple of days back, I saw a post on my Facebook timeline which looked like this: The post reads “You cannot watch this video for more than 15...