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US looks to ban Huawei and ZTE for cyberespionage, India waits in anticipation

 October 9, 2012

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Many people in India are unaware about Huawei and its large number of products that are sold here. These range from simple wireless modems to advanced networking equipment utilized by industries and other hardware manufacturers. Most of the USB dongles that are sold in the country also come from the...

Microsoft disrupts major botnet by blocking malicious domain

 September 18, 2012

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Microsoft recently won a court order to host “3322.org”, a nefarious Internet domain based in China, with its own dynamic DNS. The malicious domain hosts around 70,000 malicious subdomains and generates close to 500 different strains of malware that are distributed via counterfeit software. One of the most infamous botnets...

Round-up of Security news updates from the last week

 July 20, 2012

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IMs reach third-party contacts thanks to Skype bug A mysterious Skype bug sent messages (IMs) exchanged between two users, to random third-parties on either users’ list. Skype claims this occurred due to old versions of their app crashing on several platforms. This resulted in a lot of bad publicity for...

Malicious QR codes threaten mobile security

 July 11, 2012

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How many times have you spotted a QR code and scanned it through your smartphone camera? While these may be an effective tool for marketers to re-direct people to a particular website, how safe are these QR codes? What are QR codes? A Quick Response (QR) code is a square-shaped...

Infographic: Quick Heal’s DNAScan Technology

 May 22, 2012

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As the proliferation of the Internet and the use and abuse of Web 2.0 increases, computer users are exposed to zero-day threats and risks that propagate in real-time. Any access to the Internet without protection is no doubt clogged with spyware, adware and dangerous bots. It doesn’t stop at this,...

Microsoft Kills Off a Botnet!

 October 4, 2011

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In the battle against Internet Scammers, Microsoft opened a new front using the power of a U.S. court to deal a knockout blow to an emerging botnet and taking a provider of free Internet domains offline. Microsoft got the order from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of...

How hackers hijack your Facebook photos

 August 3, 2011

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Think twice before uploading your holiday pictures to Facebook – you could be helping someone steal information from your computer. A botnet called Stegobot was created by an Indian origin scientist to show how easy it would be for a bad guy to hijack Facebook photos to create a secret...