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Latest IT Security News and Updates for the Week

 March 8, 2014

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There are several interesting new developments in the security world, and here are some of the news stories from the week gone by that you should be looking at. Facebook Whatsapp deal for $19 billion still not completed due to privacy concerns If you have doubts about your private data...

Meet Chameleon – The Wi-Fi Virus that Spreads Like the Common Cold!

 March 7, 2014

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Chameleon is a new virus in town that spreads between unprotected or poorly protected Wi-Fi access points (wireless router) just like the common cold spreads between humans. Wi-Fi access points (APs) are devices that transmit and receive Wi-Fi signal. In other words, whenever you are accessing Wi-Fi, your device is...

How to Recover from a Malware Infection

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 March 4, 2014

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Avoiding and preventing malware on a computer is far simpler than removing it from an infected machine. Nevertheless, once a machine has been infected with malware, it is imperative to remove it immediately. Clear signs like lowered speed, popups, disabled functionality and more, indicate the presence of malware on a...

Latest IT Security News Bulletin for This Week

 February 15, 2014

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With the second week of February coming to an end, we have got a few but interesting news for you all. One of them is about the immensely-popular-but-sadly-dead-game Flappy Bird. Malicious Flappy Bird Apps Are Flying All Over Third Party Android Stores Flappy Bird has hit the runway and odds...

CryptoLocker ups its Extortion Game – Launches Pricey Online Decrpytion Service

 November 8, 2013

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We have been keeping our readers updated about CryptoLocker – the menacing ransomware that encrypts files and demands money in exchange for a private key for decrypting the data. Once the malware encrypts the files, the victim has 72 hours to pay the ransom ($300 USD), failing which, the private...

Zero-day Vulnerability Hits Microsoft Office – Temporary Patch Available

 November 7, 2013

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Microsoft has issued a new security advisory against an exploit that hackers are using to target a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Office. A temporary ‘Fix It’ tool has been released by the company; a permanent fix is yet to be rolled out. A pre-existing vulnerability in some versions of Microsoft...

Latest Security News and Updates from Last Week

 November 1, 2013

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Still Using XP? This Report May Change your Mind Windows XP will be going out of service from April 8, 2014. Recently, Microsoft came up with a finding that further stresses the need to switch from this version to a latest one. In this finding, the company highlighted their analysis...

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....

Alert: Ransomware are on the loose. Know what precautions you should take to prevent data loss

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 October 22, 2013

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A few weeks back we had informed our readers about CryptoLocker – a new type of a ransomware that has been let loose on the Internet. This post discusses some more important facts about this malware, and steps you must take to prevent it from affecting your computer. What is...

CryptoLocker – the New Ransomware on the Loose

 September 23, 2013

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Previously we had reported about the “FBI virus”. The virus locks the computer screen and stops the user from using the infected machine until they agree to pay a certain amount of money to the cybercriminal. Today, we will discuss a new entry in the list of file encrypting ransomware;...