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Security news updates from the last week

 December 1, 2012

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This week was a rather busy one in the security industry. Here are some of the notable highlights that you should not miss out on. Authorized email monitoring increases by 36% in September 2012 According to reports, email monitoring by national security agencies has jumped by 36% in September 2012....

How smartphone attacks make money at the expense of the victim?

 November 28, 2012

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The massive surge in smartphone usage all over the world has allowed scammers to devise several ways to monetize vulnerable devices. For the victim these attack vectors represent a loss of data, time and money. But for the attacker these methods are primarily used to gain monetary benefits. So how...

Round-up of the latest security news updates

 November 23, 2012

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Millions of hackers target Israel after Gaza offensive Israel undertook air-based attacks against the Gaza strip last week and as a result they were hit with more than 44 million hacking attempts. The targeted websites ranged from defense-related sites to several commercial websites. Cyberspace has fast transformed into a battlefield...

Security news updates from the last week

 October 27, 2012

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Android apps are still not completely secure, say German researchers German researchers have found that heavily encrypted Android apps are also susceptible to losing crucial data about their users. They tested several free apps from Google Play and found that they could successfully carry out man-in-the-middle attacks against most of...

Latest security updates from the last week

 October 20, 2012

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Government plans for 5 lakh cyber warriors for e-defense Having recognized the need for defense against extensive cyber attacks, the Indian Government has started an initiative to train 5 lakh ‘cyber warriors’ over the next 5 years. The training will include a centralized institute and access to extensive resources to...

The FBI’s IC3 releases a public warning about the growing threat of mobile malware

 October 16, 2012

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It is a known fact that malware threats over smartphones, especially on Android, are on the rise and have reached a large number of victims all around the world. To highlight this threat, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) issued a warning about the growing hazards of mobile malware and...

Google Play Store may soon get a built-in malware scanner

 October 15, 2012

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Google intends to release a future update to its Google Play Store that will provide client-side protection from malware present in malicious applications. This malware scanner will analyze an application when a user attempts to install it on an Android device. If there is a known strain of malware present...

Why leaving your smartphone WiFi ON causes more harm than good

 October 4, 2012

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Many users are under the misconception that leaving their smartphone WiFi switched ON only leads to a persistent battery drain. While this is not inaccurate, the truth is that there is another threat to be aware of. This is the threat of the ‘evil twin’. Anyone who has used WiFi...

Security news updates from the last week

 September 28, 2012

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‘Dirty USSD’ hack thought to target Samsung Galaxy smartphones spreads to all Android devices Earlier this week a security researcher from Technical University, Berlin discovered a serious flaw in the Samsung Galaxy SII and SIII. Since the flaw could potentially trigger a factory reset on a device without the user’s...

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 September 7, 2012

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Quick Heal Mobile Security has been protecting Android and BlackBerry users effectively. However, one of the most persistent threats to mobile devices is the abundance of spam, fraudulent, marketing and other unwanted text messages that people receive. SMS (Short Message Service) messages are the most widespread means of communication for...