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LinkedIn phishing attacks, new ransomware and other IT security news

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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...

eBay faces a major hack and other security news

 May 24, 2014

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In massive security news this last week, eBay was hacked on a large scale. This is the dominant story emanating from IT circles in the week gone by, and all else pales in comparison. During the hack, large databases of user passwords were also stolen and this is a rather...

Dear Departed XP Still Getting Security Updates and Other IT Security News

 May 3, 2014

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Looks like XP is still the hot talk of the town, even after it was pulled out of support last month. In the wake of a nasty security bug in IE which could let hackers completely zombify a user’s machine, Microsoft released a quick security patch. But the interesting news...

Security News – Heartbleed Exposes Millions of Online Passwords

 April 12, 2014

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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...

Microsoft Extends Windows XP support for UK government – IT Security News

 April 5, 2014

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Looks like Microsoft hasn’t been completely truthful about pulling off support from Windows XP post April 8th, 2014. Scroll below to catch this and other interesting IT security stories of the week. Microsoft extending Windows XP support for the UK Government for a hefty £5.5 million The great hoo-ha about...

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...

Latest IT Security News and Updates for this Week

 November 9, 2013

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Google to Ban Third Party Extensions for Chrome Google already has a security mechanism in place which warns users on installing any extension which is hosted on a third party store. But it seems that the mechanism is going to be tighter. From January onwards, users will be able to...

Bytes of Latest IT Security News and Updates for this Week

 October 11, 2013

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WhatsApp Site taken down by Hackers WhatsApp has again made the headlines, thanks to a hacking group called KDMS Team. Netizens who visited the Web site of the most popular instant messaging service, reported defacement of the site. The company issued a statement admitting that their Web site was hijacked...