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WhatsApp to share your phone number with Facebook. Here’s how you can prevent this

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 August 26, 2016

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The privacy policy of WhatsApp has undergone some change as of 25th August 2016. And here are 10 things that you must know. 1. WhatsApp has announced that it will start sharing your phone number with its parent company Facebook (Facebook acquired WhatsApp back in February 2014). This news comes...

Check if your Online Account has been Leaked in a Data Breach

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 July 8, 2016

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A data breach is defined as an incident where private and confidential information is illegally viewed, used or accessed by a malicious entity. In May 2016, passwords of over 100 million LinkedIn users were stolen by hackers in a major data breach. Similar incidents of data breach have occurred in...

Google Stores All Your Voice Searches – Good Idea or Not?

 October 19, 2015

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OK Google! This simple phrase converts Android smartphones into an endless treasure trove of instant searches controlled by simple voice commands. In many ways, the future is already here but do you know that Google actually stores records of every voice search you carry out? The data it collects is...

The Biggest Apple iPhone Malware Hack Ever

 September 1, 2015

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Ever since the first iPhone released 8 years back, it has been surprisingly secure. There have been very few instances of malware and hacks on these devices, especially in comparison to the more open and less secure Android platform. From time to time though, a hack on iPhones comes along...

Facebook Security: Easy Tips for User Privacy

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 August 11, 2015

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One of the biggest complaints that people have against Facebook is that their privacy can be compromised at any time. While the entire purpose of Facebook and social networks is to share your updates with friends and family, many people often lose track of where to draw the line. A...

Google Timeline: A Scary Feature That You Should Turn Off

 July 28, 2015

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Have you ever got the feeling that you are being watched no matter where you go? If you own an Android smartphone, then Google may have just revealed the reason behind that feeling. Earlier this week, Google announced a new Maps tool – Your Timeline. This tool is designed to...

Latest IT Security News and Alerts of the Week

 May 30, 2015

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AdultFriendFinder.com hacked, data leaked online About 4 million users of the dating site Adult Friend Finder has been leaked online following a hack. The leaked data include 3.6 million email addresses, sexual orientations, zip codes and other sensitive data that users have provided to the site. Read more about this...

Apple security in the spotlight and other IT Security news

 September 22, 2014

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Apple enjoyed a fine week with the reveal of iOS8 and the new iPhone 6, but in spite of its claims of being at a different level as its rivals, when it comes to security and privacy, it’s not all apples and oranges. Apple faces many of the same issues...

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...

LinkedIn phishing attacks, new ransomware and other IT security news

 July 28, 2014

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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...