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 May 10, 2014

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There is no such thing as a slow news day, as every week is filled with stories of hacked websites, stolen passwords, new variants of Android malware and other security updates. The computer and mobile security industry never sits still, and this week we have yet more reasons for you...

Android Malware on the Loose – Android.Hehe.A

 April 1, 2014

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The name of this malware may sound funny, but what it can do to your mobile, may not be so. Here’s a quick overview of the Android malware called Android.Hehe.A What is it? Android.Hehe.A is a Trojan horse designed to infect Android devices.   How does it look? Once installed...

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

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

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

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

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....