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Germany to Adopt Typewriters, Zeus Botnet is Back and Other IT Security News

 July 19, 2014

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This particular week brought some tragic news for many families and friends of the passengers who were flying on the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. And cybercriminals did not stop making even this incident into a bait to trap their victims. Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved, and may...

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...

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...

What is the Best Age for a Child to Get a Smartphone?

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 April 7, 2014

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The official reason why parents give their children smartphones is for their safety and security. However, most parents may well know that the unofficial reason is the nagging they are subjected to. Children often see their friends who own smartphones and declare that they too want the same. Moreover, most...

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...

Leaked passwords, Android malware and Google sued – Latest security news

 March 22, 2014

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With another week gone by, there are several noteworthy developments that have taken place in the security and tech world. Here are some relevant stories that will interest and worry you at the same time. 4.6 million Snapchat user IDs leaked online Snapchat, a photo messaging app for Android and...

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 and Updates for the Week

 March 15, 2014

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With the second week of March wrapping up, a new hoax is doing the rounds in Facebook. And this time, it is about the unfortunate incident of the missing Malaysian Airline MH370. Scroll on to read more about this and other news about IT security. Malicious spam videos claiming to...

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...