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Have a LinkedIn account? Better change your password!

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 May 23, 2016

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Last week, popular business social networking site LinkedIn announced that over 100 million user passwords were compromised. This was followed by a strong advisory to users about changing their passwords. A brief flashback >> A few years ago, in 2012, LinkedIn was hit by a major hack that caused a...

4 Simple Tricks to Spot Fake LinkedIn Profiles

 December 11, 2015
LinkedIn security tips

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Do you use LinkedIn to connect with your professional contacts and to interact or look around for potential employment opportunities? If yes, then you must have surely received LinkedIn connection requests from some people unknown to you at some point in time. Most people assume that LinkedIn is a reliable...

LinkedIn Phishing Email Scam Alert!

 January 30, 2015

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This is security advisory for our readers who have LinkedIn accounts. We have been made aware of a phishing email scam that is targeting LinkedIn users. Scroll down to read more about this. Users of the popular business-oriented social networking service LinkedIn are apparently receiving emails that seem to be...

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...

This Week’s Latest News and Updates on Information Security

 October 25, 2013

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Official PHP Website Falls Prey to Hackers Did you recently visit the official website of the open-source PHP programming language? Let’s hope you did not. News are up that the site has been compromised, and is being used to drop a Trojan horse onto systems used to visit the site....

This Week’s Latest News on IT Security and Updates

 September 21, 2013

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Microsoft warns Users of Critical Internet Explorer Vulnerability All supported versions of Internet Explorer, as reported by Microsoft, have a new security vulnerability. This security flaw can allow a hacker to use remote code execution (RME) and gain access to the victim’s computer. Incidents of malwares exploiting IE 8 and...

Latest news updates from the week gone by

 July 5, 2012

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Rootkit developed for Android Ice Cream Sandwich A research team in North Carolina State University has highlighted a security flaw in Android 4.0.4 which can cause a lot of trouble. A rootkit developed for the OS can make applications invisible. So a malicious app can stay hidden on the device...

Password Security: A dash of ‘salt’ and little of ‘hash’ to go please!

 June 11, 2012

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Online services like LinkedIn, eHarmony and Last.fm were recently hacked and millions of passwords were found on Russian hacker forums. This has led to a rise in public awareness about password securing procedures like ‘salting’ and ‘hashing’. Quick Heal users are protected from various real-time risks but attacks like this...

Is your LinkedIn account password hacked?

 June 7, 2012

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Professional networking website LinkedIn suffered a major security breach of its password database recently. Reportedly a file containing more than 6 million hashed passwords appeared in an online forum in Russia. Out of these 6 million hashed passwords, more than 200,000 passwords have been cracked so far. The file does...