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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...

Instagram: What you need to know – Part 2

 April 6, 2013

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This post is in continuation with our previous post on Instagram and will discuss how you can control your privacy in the app. In Instagram the key word is ‘public.’ Once an Instagram profile has been created, anyone can browse these online profiles and “follow” other Instagram users. Here comes the...

Instagram: What you need to know

 April 3, 2013

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In an earlier post we talked about various apps and the risks associated with them. In these subsequent posts, we will scratch the surface a little bit and dig a little deeper to understand the privacy implications of one app in particular – Instagram. Now, that our very own Big...

Latest security news updates from the week gone by

 March 2, 2013

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Personal information of app users leaked on Google Play People who still disregard Android security and do not take privacy controls over the platform seriously, will be alarmed to learn this piece of news. An Australian app developer recently discovered that he had complete access to personal information of the...

Why USB drives and CDs are a security risk to your corporate network

 February 26, 2013

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It is common knowledge that business organizations need to make significant investments to safeguard their data. This involves protecting the corporate network from external threats and internal parties (employees) as well. This is where effective Endpoint Security (EPS) comes into the picture. EPS is a network security concept that places...

More than Rs. 30 crore skimmed off Indian credit card users over 2 months

 February 7, 2013

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Over the last few days it has come to light that a global syndicate has been skimming Indian credit card users for the last 2 months. Several cases have been reported where people’s credit card bills and registered mobile numbers have shown fraudulent and unauthorized transactions. It is believed that...

Security news and updates from the last week

 February 1, 2013

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New York Times website breached by Chinese hackers The New York Times recently discovered that their computer systems were breached by Chinese hackers. The hackers stole corporate passwords of each and every employee and spied on more than 50 individuals in a time span of 4 months. Apparently these attacks...

Latest security news updates from the week gone by

 January 18, 2013

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India and hardware makers at loggerheads over cyber security guidelines The Indian Government wants all hardware manufacturers to include a mandatory brochure on cyber security. This stretches to all forms of hardware right from computers and mobile phones to modems and USB drives. However, the hardware companies are not too...

Security news and updates from the last week

 December 21, 2012

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Major security flaw found in Samsung devices, Samsung working on solution Samsung manufactures the Exynos 4 quad-core and dual-core chips for its flagship products like Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note II. However, a security flaw has been discovered in these SoC (system on a chip) processors that makes...

Security news updates from the week gone by

 December 15, 2012

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Bangalore biggest target of cyber crimes in 2012 The cyber criminal cell at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has reported that out of all Indian cities, Bangalore faced the most number of cyber crimes in 2012. Close to 400 reported incidents have been witnessed till the end of November in...