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Types of Facebook Posts you Must Never Click

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 September 3, 2013

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Facebook – the most popular online space where people share their love, humor, agony, and all sorts of emotions. And in the hustle of all such emotions, cyber criminals slither in their misdoings in the form of unwanted or potentially malicious posts. This post will help you identify the type...

Obama’s Speech Spreads Malware

 July 29, 2013

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Have you recently received any news which goes, “Obama speech to urge ‘refocus’ on economy” via any unsolicited email, which seems to have been sent by CNN? If yes, then let’s hope you have not clicked any of the links embedded in the email. This feat is yet another of...

How to Recognize and Dodge Email Scams?

 July 22, 2013

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Internet scams are spreading rampantly across the world. And guess what the most popular carrier of such scams is? No prize for guessing – our beloved internet darling, email. This post gives you a quick read on some of the most common online scams that are spread via emails. 1....

GBP 800,000 from Google! Nope, it’s a Scam

 June 28, 2013

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Google helps you find answers to your questions; Google gives away apps for free; Google has an awesome hangout for you and your pals, but Google never pays you 800,000 British pounds! That’s right! One more online scam that has been making rounds on the Internet is the Google Award...

Whatsapp Hoax (fake) Messages Doing the Rounds Again

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 June 25, 2013

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Today one of my colleagues received a message on WhatsApp that read: “Hello, I. Am riya director of whatsapp, this message is to inform all of our users that we have only 530 accounts available for new phones, and that our servers have recently been very congested, so we asking...

Know the Risks of Using ATM and Online Banking

 May 22, 2013

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As convenient and user-friendly as the ATM (automated teller machine) and online banking services are, they have their own share of security risks. This blog entails the security risks of using ATMs and online banking, and discusses some valuable safety measures users can take. Risks Involved with ATMs The greatest...

Work from Home Scam

 May 20, 2013

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Yet another kind of social media scam that has come under the radar of security officials is the “work from home scam”. This blog explains how such scams work, and how can you steer clear from them. Work from home scams are mostly linked to people who are unemployed and...

Things You Should Keep off the Table of Facebook

 May 20, 2013

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As a continuation to our previous post, where we had discussed the type of information one should not reveal on social networking sites like Facebook, this post tells you about some more important things that are better off without being shared online. Click Everything and Share! Pictures do express a...

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...