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 December 7, 2012

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Malware exploits Windows AutoRun Strains of malware that spread via the AutoRun feature that automatically launches programs when a USB drive or a disk is inserted into a machine is on the rise today. These kinds of malware exploit a certain bug in the AutoRun software so it is recommended...

Future Watch IV: Google Glass heralds the era of wearable computing

 July 4, 2012

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At Google’s recent I/O conference, Sergey Brin orchestrated a compelling demonstration for Google Glass laced with skydivers, bikers, a 40,000 feet high video hangout and a race-against-time package delivery. Signs are definitely looking good for this futuristic technology as tech experts are raving about its potential. Google Glass, announced in...

Rising cyber crime: A grave cause for concern

 June 20, 2012

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If you thought only Governments and industrial agencies are susceptible to cyber attacks, then you need to think again. According to a report by the Security and Defense Agenda (SDA), India ranks 5th in a worldwide list of countries affected by cyber crime. Ominously, the number of reported cyber crimes...

Future Watch II: Rogue SSL certificates on the rise

 June 4, 2012

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Continuing with our series of predicting potential security threats, this post delves into rogue SSL certificates. This attack vector allows phishers and social engineers to gain complete trust of their victims, the prospects of which are quite frightening. SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificates are present on pages where a user...

How to Avoid Facebook Scams

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 April 12, 2012

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

With more than 800 million users all over the world, Facebook is the perfect breeding ground for scam artists. Every Facebook user has their account interlinked with hundreds or even thousands of their friends. With the exponential amount of users connected to each other Facebook scams require only a few...

5 reasons why your Android Smartphone needs security

 April 6, 2012

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Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android, says that there are nearly 850,000 new Android devices activated on a daily basis since February 2012. Since its inception in 2007, Android has grown at a phenomenal rate and has inched closer to toppling the massive ecosystem that Apple founder, Steve Jobs initiated. At...

Facebook Scam – I just hate RIHANNA

 March 15, 2012

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There is nothing new about the fact that scam artists are once again using a celebrity’s name to spread their spam on Facebook. This time it’s Rihanna whose name is embroiled in the scam. This spam message, “OMG – I just hate RIHANNA after watching this video” followed by a...

Malware through online songs website

 March 12, 2012

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Music is most people’s entertainment choice across various platforms. There are many websites which provide features and facilities to listen to music online and to download some music as well. Yesterday I visited a website “http://www.hamara-sangeet.com”. It is an online radio service for Indian songs, where you can find some...

Microsoft has released an out-of-band bulletin MS11-100

 January 2, 2012

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Microsoft has released an out-of-band bulletin MS11-100 addressing four vulnerabilities. The bulletin is rated by Microsoft as critical and the vulnerabilities are listed as below: – Collisions in HashTable May Cause DoS Vulnerability (CVE-2011-3414) – Insecure Redirect in .NET Form Authentication Vulnerability (CVE-2011-3415) – ASP.Net Forms Authentication Bypass Vulnerability (CVE-2011-3416)...

How You Can Protect Your Website!

 December 8, 2011

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It is seen that more and more people are creating websites to market their products. This is a wise move since running your own website will certainly help in getting more customers to purchase your products. But unfortunately, in addition to the customers, hackers too are attracted towards such websites....