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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked and Other IT Security News

 September 13, 2014

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This week the world was rocked by the news that close to 5 million Gmail passwords were released in a Russian forum by a hacker. Google claims only a small percentage of these are valid accounts. However, the threat is real and all Google users should change their passwords as...

Simple Privacy Tips for WhatsApp Users

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 May 12, 2014

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The story of WhatsApp is every entrepreneurs dream scenario. CEO Jan Koum and Brian Acton, both formerly of Yahoo, founded WhatsApp in 2009 and never in their wildest dreams imagined how popular their service would become in a matter of months. WhatsApp is nothing but glorified text messaging, but its...

Pinterest Hacked, Facebook Buys Oculus and More – Latest Security News

 March 29, 2014

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Interesting security news unfolded this week as Facebook bought Oculus Rift for $2 Billion. What could Facebook possibly want with virtual reality gaming you ask? Well, that remains to be seen. Here are some more notable stories. Google Glass Can be Misused as a High Tech Spyware Researchers at California...

Retargeting: Great for Advertisers but a Threat to User Privacy

 March 21, 2014

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Are you being chased around the Internet by a mobile phone? Or by any other product that you searched for on your favorite e-commerce platform? This is an issue that many of us have perhaps faced recently while surfing the Internet. What we’re speaking about here is commonly known as...

Latest IT Security News, Alerts and Updates for this Week

 November 22, 2013

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Your LG Smart TV might be silently spying on your TV watching habits Jason Huntley, a UK-based developer made an unpleasant discovery while watching his LG Smart TV. He discovered that, the TV was silently logging his viewing habits and sending the data to LG. The TV was performing this...