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Logjam Vulnerability: Why You Need to Upgrade Your Browsers

 May 21, 2015

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Another new SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) vulnerability has come to light in the last few hours and your home computers and office workstations could be at risk. If you are familiar with the Heartbleed and FREAK attacks from the last few months, then you would know that such kind of...

FREAK Attack – Android and Apple Browsers at Risk

 March 5, 2015

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

A new Internet vulnerability is affecting popular SSL clients across the web. Eerily named FREAK, this flaw allows malicious parties and attackers to force servers to automatically downgrade to weakened ciphers. Once this is done, the attackers can easily crack all encrypted communications of these weakened servers through advanced Man-In-The-Middle...

Shellshock Bug – How Does it Impact You?

 October 1, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

A new security bug has been discovered recently, and it is as big, if not bigger, than the Heartbleed bug from a few months back. This security bug is called ‘Shellshock’ and it is found in a common program that runs on UNIX and Linux operating systems. The scope of...

New Android Worm and Other IT Security News

 June 28, 2014

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Another week, another FIFA World Cup security threat, another Android worm and another Facebook privacy threat. Here are the latest developments in the IT and security industry from the week that just went by. 2 months and countless warnings later, Heartbleed is still a threat While Heartbleed was major news...

HelloBridge Trojan Misuses Panic Created by Heartbleed

 May 5, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

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...

Aftereffects of Heartbleed: Have You Changed these Passwords?

 April 25, 2014

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Last week we wrote a blog about Heartbleed, the latest security bug that turned up around the world and caused global mayhem. The bug targeted the SSL encryption of web services that used OpenSSL, and this meant pretty much every major web service was affected. Moreover, security researchers subsequently found...

Windows 8.1 Users May Face the Fate of XP – And More News

 April 18, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Last week we brought you some interesting news excerpts about the nasty security bug called Heartbleed and how a 5 year-old-boy hacked into his father’s Xbox One. Let’s see what this week has got for you. Incidents of personal data theft rise at an alarming rate According to a study...

3 Important Things You Should Know About Heartbleed

 April 14, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Password leaks and targeted attacks are nothing new and the latest security bug related to a massive loss of passwords across the world is ‘Heartbleed’. This bug has received a lot of media coverage over the last few days, so there is a lot of confusion about what it is...

Security News – Heartbleed Exposes Millions of Online Passwords

 April 12, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

There has been a severe password outage this week thanks to the already famous ‘Heartbleed’ breakdown. Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive data have been revealed so it is strongly advised that you change all your passwords immediately. Other security news updates pale in comparison to this...