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Alleged Lizard Squad member arrested in the UK

 January 2, 2015

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The Christmas holidays were not the best times for several console gamers as Sony PlayStation Network and Microsoft Xbox Live suffered several hours of downtime and outage. It later came to light that the cause behind this was a deliberate DDoS attack on the networks by a group that call...

LinkedIn phishing attacks, new ransomware and other IT security news

 July 28, 2014

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In this week’s IT security news, LinkedIn users are increasingly under threat of new phishing campaigns. A new form of ransomware has been discovered and several other interesting developments have taken place. Keep reading for some insights into these news stories. LinkedIn users under threat by new phishing campaign This...

Pinterest Hacked, Facebook Buys Oculus and More – Latest Security News

 March 29, 2014

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Interesting security news unfolded this week as Facebook bought Oculus Rift for $2 Billion. What could Facebook possibly want with virtual reality gaming you ask? Well, that remains to be seen. Here are some more notable stories. Google Glass Can be Misused as a High Tech Spyware Researchers at California...

Latest IT Security News and Updates from this Week

 August 30, 2013

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The Largest Cyber-Attack hits China On 25th August China suffered the largest cyber-attack ever. The news was posted on the website of the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC). Reportedly, the attack begun at 2 pm local time paralyzing many websites in the country, before it got worse by 4...

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...

Future Watch VII: Your Smart TV opens up a new frontier for hacks and spying

 December 17, 2012

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Just like smartphones arrived in most markets and obliterated regular feature phones, smart TV’s are expected to change the way we interact with our television sets. A smart TV, or hybrid TV, comes integrated with several web 2.0 applications and widgets that allow users to access the Internet and obtain...

Why does Anonymous love Guy Fawkes Day so much?

 November 5, 2012

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Anonymous recently used YouTube to declare an impending attack on Zynga (and maybe Facebook) on Guy Fawkes Day. That’s today, November 5. Notably, this is not the first time that Anonymous has caused concern on this specific day. Guy Fawkes has come to symbolize the online hacking community and the...

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...

Potential security threats at London 2012 Olympics

 June 26, 2012

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The London 2012 Olympics begin on July 27 and many security experts have issued warnings against potential threats. Thanks to the large amount of technology at people’s disposal this edition is being billed as the ‘first truly digital games’. 12 million cyber attacks were reported during the Beijing 2008 Olympics,...