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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...

5 Things that Show you’re Sharing too Much Information Online

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 September 21, 2016

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It’s easier for predatory animals (lions, wolves, bears, hawks, etc.) to hunt their preys on open grounds with fewer or no places to hide. And this scenario is no different for us when we are online. The moment we get on the Internet, we place ourselves on a hunting patch...

Check if your Online Account has been Leaked in a Data Breach

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 July 8, 2016

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A data breach is defined as an incident where private and confidential information is illegally viewed, used or accessed by a malicious entity. In May 2016, passwords of over 100 million LinkedIn users were stolen by hackers in a major data breach. Similar incidents of data breach have occurred in...

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...

Be Careful of these Potential Online Scams

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 February 5, 2016

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With services like WhatsApp and other such messaging platforms, communication has become easier and highly convenient. But, as these services gain popularity, they start attracting a whole lot of scammers and criminal minds. This post tells you about two types of potential online scams that you must watch out for....

4 Simple Tricks to Spot Fake LinkedIn Profiles

 December 11, 2015
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Do you use LinkedIn to connect with your professional contacts and to interact or look around for potential employment opportunities? If yes, then you must have surely received LinkedIn connection requests from some people unknown to you at some point in time. Most people assume that LinkedIn is a reliable...

LinkedIn Phishing Email Scam Alert!

 January 30, 2015

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This is security advisory for our readers who have LinkedIn accounts. We have been made aware of a phishing email scam that is targeting LinkedIn users. Scroll down to read more about this. Users of the popular business-oriented social networking service LinkedIn are apparently receiving emails that seem to be...

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...

Password Security: A dash of ‘salt’ and little of ‘hash’ to go please!

 June 11, 2012

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Online services like LinkedIn, eHarmony and Last.fm were recently hacked and millions of passwords were found on Russian hacker forums. This has led to a rise in public awareness about password securing procedures like ‘salting’ and ‘hashing’. Quick Heal users are protected from various real-time risks but attacks like this...