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Imgur security breach: If you use Imgur, then change your password immediately!

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 November 27, 2017

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Popular image-sharing site Imgur has issued a notification through its official blog about a security breach that impacted 1.7 million users. This breach had occurred back in 2014. The company learned about this from security researcher Troy Hunt. What was compromised in the Imgur security breach? Data of 1.7 million Imgur...

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...

Security Vulnerabilities for Android and iOS Hit An All-time High in 2015

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 December 4, 2015

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Quick Heal hopes it has been a good year for you. But, has it been a good year for your mobile devices as well? It has been an alarming year for both Android and iOS users. If Android users were vulnerable to Stagefright attacks, iOS users had their own share...

The 6 Biggest Data Breaches of 2015 So Far

 August 25, 2015

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For those of you who are following the news about the leakage of Ashley Madison’s (an American adult dating site) confidential data, this blog post will highlight some more notable data breaches from the year 2015, so far. We are only 8 months into the year 2015 and there are...

Data Privacy Day – Tips to Protect Your Data and Privacy

 January 28, 2015

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Last year, if our readers can recall, we had an interesting discussion on Data Privacy Day (DPD) and also shared some useful tips on how to keep our data safe. Well, we are here again. To refresh our memory, DPD is observed across the world with a centered approach towards...

Major security breaches in 2014 and other IT Security News

 October 13, 2014

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2014 has been an eventful year in the cybersecurity world and there have been several high profile security breaches. These have cost companies millions of dollars and do not show any signs of slowing down in the foreseeable future. Here is a brief look into IT security news from the...

A Guide to Data Leakage and How Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Tools Help

 August 13, 2014

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Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is one of the most hyped up and discussed, but least understood enterprise security tools for companies that wish to safeguard the confidentiality of their data. While many assume that data loss is a minor inconvenience that is associated with the simple loss of crucial devices...

Google generously refunds victims and funds open source initiatives – More IT news

 April 26, 2014

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Here is a quick roundup of the latest IT security news updates from the week gone by. It’s been a slow week with the world still reeling from the aftereffects of Heartbleed, but there are plenty of news worthy stories that our security conscious readers should be aware about. Google...

How Security Savvy are Your Staff?

 March 6, 2014

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Modern business enterprises deal with large stacks of crucial data that need to be processed at high speeds. As a result, security is often a blind spot for them. Basic enterprise security tips are overlooked for the sake of convenience and this eventually leads to security breaches or data loss....