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Alert! Don’t click links in SMSs received from unknown numbers

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 July 5, 2016

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Almost every one of us receives one promotional SMS every day on our mobile phone. Some of these SMSs could be from known entities like our favorite apparel store, food joint or shoe store. And some SMSs could be from totally unknown ones like astrologers or love gurus and so...

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...

The rise of WhatsApp Plus and should you install it?

 May 26, 2014

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The other day we received a rather interesting notification from one of our users about a service called WhatsApp Plus. While it sounds like a premium version of the original and hugely popular WhatsApp messaging service, after digging around a bit we have found that the circumstances surrounding this app...

HelloBridge Trojan Misuses Panic Created by Heartbleed

 May 5, 2014

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While the Heartbleed security bug affected thousands of web services worldwide and exposed millions of passwords online, the hype around the bug has subsided over the last couple of weeks. It is still not known how many people have actually heeded the warnings and changed their passwords. However, most major...

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...

5 Tips for Online Smartphone Shopping Nobody Tells You About

 April 21, 2014

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The new Flipkart app is pretty amazing, isn’t it? If you haven’t tried it out as yet, you definitely should. However, there are several things you need to keep in mind when you make an online purchase through your smartphone. Most people wrongly believe that smartphones are malware free and...

Beware – Fake Google Apps Spotted Over Windows Phone Store!

 April 2, 2014

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Windows Phone has a worldwide market share of less than 5% in 2014, and this has led to its marketplace (known as the Windows Phone Store) being ignored by several app developers. The most prominent of these developers of course, is Google. Right now the only Google app that is...

Watch out for Fake BBM apps for Android – they are here to dupe you!

 September 24, 2013

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BlackBerry has halted its global release of BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) version for Android and iPhone platforms. What you may have downloaded or are going to download, is a fake (probably malicious) application. What’s going on? Back in May, BlackBerry managed to raise quite a lot of eyebrows, when it declared...