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Be Careful of these Potential Online Scams

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 February 5, 2016

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With services like WhatsApp and other such messaging platforms, communication has become easier and highly convenient. But, as these services gain popularity, they start attracting a whole lot of scammers and criminal minds. This post tells you about two types of potential online scams that you must watch out for....

Top 10 Security Blog Posts of 2015

 December 30, 2015

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As we turn over a new leaf, and anticipate new beginnings, it’s time to look at the top 10 security blog posts of 2015 in retrospect. #1. 6 Easy Steps to Tighten your Gmail Security! The post talks about some really easy steps that users must take to ensure that...

13 Tips to Avoid Online Scams this Festive Season

 October 23, 2015

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Before you get on a shopping spree with so many offers running rampant on the Internet, here are 13 tips to avoid online scams this festive season. Tip#1. Never click on pop-up advertisements, even if they look genuine. Tip#2. Don’t respond to unwanted or unexpected promotional emails, even if the...

“The Rock Passes Away!” – Beware of this Facebook Hoax!

 June 20, 2014

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Most of us are familiar with WWE superstar Dwayne Douglas Johnson, popularly known by his ring name ‘The Rock’. Although we miss watching him tussling with other wrestlers, we do get to see him in movies. But unfortunately, we will never get to know what the Rock is cooking, because...

Scam Alert! Facebook Online Lottery Email

 April 28, 2014

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If our readers can recall, we had put together a list of some common Facebook online scams that people fall prey to. Adding to this list is another scam that is doing the rounds on the Internet. We call it the ‘Facebook Online Lottery Scam.’ Here’s a brief about what...

Common Facebook Scams You Need to Know About

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 January 17, 2014

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As the tree of Facebook is growing exponentially and making the world even smaller, it is also getting crowded with scrupulous hoaxes and scams. For an unaware user, it is difficult to tell these hoaxes from genuine Facebook posts or status updates. In this blog post we have outlined some...

This Week’s Quick Bytes on IT Security News and Updates

 September 7, 2013

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2,900 Online Banking Infections Hit India in the Second Quarter of 2013 Reportedly, the second quarter of 2013 witnessed a whopping 1,45,000 online banking infections globally. 2% of this figure, which comes to 2,900, appears to have occurred in India. Security analysts were able to detect a malware that redirects...

Types of Facebook Posts you Must Never Click

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 September 3, 2013

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Facebook – the most popular online space where people share their love, humor, agony, and all sorts of emotions. And in the hustle of all such emotions, cyber criminals slither in their misdoings in the form of unwanted or potentially malicious posts. This post will help you identify the type...