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

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 April 15, 2013

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

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...

Why does Anonymous love Guy Fawkes Day so much?

 November 5, 2012

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Anonymous recently used YouTube to declare an impending attack on Zynga (and maybe Facebook) on Guy Fawkes Day. That’s today, November 5. Notably, this is not the first time that Anonymous has caused concern on this specific day. Guy Fawkes has come to symbolize the online hacking community and the...

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...

Anonymous readying to stage Occupy India protests across all major cities on 9 June

 May 29, 2012

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Anonymous, the faceless worldwide hacktivist group, is staging a series of protests in India on June 9 as part of the ‘Occupy India’ movement. These protests are in response to the blocking of popular file sharing websites like ‘The Pirate Bay’ and video sharing websites like ‘Vimeo’ by ISPs in...

How to tell the difference between White-Hat, Grey-Hat and Black-Hat hackers

 May 28, 2012

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In the last post on hacktivism, we briefly mentioned three different types of hackers – white-hat hackers, grey-hat hackers and black-hat hackers. This post will delve into these three and help you understand the categories better. A hacker, as we all know by now, is someone who utilizes his understanding...

Future Watch I: The impending dangers of Hacktivism and political hacking

 May 25, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Hacktivism is a rising threat to cyber security that we are sure to see more of in the coming years. Out of the 174 million reported cyber crimes in 2011, around 100 million of them are related to hacktivism. This term refers to the hacking of networks or websites by...