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It’s Social Media Day! Here are 10 Tips for Safe Social Networking

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 June 30, 2016

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Social Media day was launched by the popular website Mashable back in 2010 on June 30th. For obvious reasons, this day recognizes the impact social media has had and is having on global communication and the Internet community as a whole. And we thought what could be better to celebrate...

See How Many Companies Track You on Facebook

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 August 21, 2015

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The benefits of Facebook are known to each of the millions of its users. However, this ‘free’ service does come at a price. After all, Facebook is now a listed company and it needs to find ways to monetize its services and make them profitable. While individual users do not...

Facebook Security: Easy Tips for User Privacy

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 August 11, 2015

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One of the biggest complaints that people have against Facebook is that their privacy can be compromised at any time. While the entire purpose of Facebook and social networks is to share your updates with friends and family, many people often lose track of where to draw the line. A...

Gmail’s ‘Undo Send’, Facebook ‘New Face Recognition’ and more news

 June 27, 2015

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Here are this week’s top stories, news and updates from the world of computer security. Cover your face as much as you want to. Facebook can still identify you Facebook is experimenting with a new technology that can enable people to identify you in photos even if your face is...

Facebook ‘Just in Case’ Studies – The Basics of Privacy

 April 16, 2015

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If you also find maneuvering around Facebook privacy settings confusing like we do, then we have just the thing for you. Facebook recently released a set of videos known as the ‘Just in Case Studies’. These quirky and short clips are the perfect embodiment of some of Facebook’s most discussed...

Do You Know Select Facebook Employees Can Access Your Account?

 March 4, 2015

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In case you missed it, a very thought provoking and rather intriguing question came to the fore recently with regards to Facebook privacy and what it really means for individual users. If you have heard of the UK trance group Above & Beyond, then you must be familiar with a...

5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked and Other IT Security News

 September 13, 2014

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This week the world was rocked by the news that close to 5 million Gmail passwords were released in a Russian forum by a hacker. Google claims only a small percentage of these are valid accounts. However, the threat is real and all Google users should change their passwords as...

Facebook scam, Snowden interview and other IT security news

 August 23, 2014

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A new Facebook scam has been found doing the rounds recently, and it is something we here at Quick Heal have experienced as well. Apart from this, we have a special interview with Edward Snowden, infamous NSA whistleblower from Wired magazine that anyone interested in cybersecurity and state surveillance should...

World Cup scams, trustworthy Twitter & other IT security news

 June 14, 2014

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Now that the FIFA World Cup is well and truly underway, something that a shell-shocked Spanish team would hesitantly affirm, it’s time for security vendors and users to come to arms as well. With a well-stocked arsenal of information about dangerous apps to avoid, phishing links to not click on...

eBay faces a major hack and other security news

 May 24, 2014

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In massive security news this last week, eBay was hacked on a large scale. This is the dominant story emanating from IT circles in the week gone by, and all else pales in comparison. During the hack, large databases of user passwords were also stolen and this is a rather...