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Beware of the ‘Free Cycle Distribution Yojana’ WhatsApp message. It’s fake!

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 July 30, 2018

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As India’s Independence Day (15th of August) approaches, messages about free distribution schemes are doing the rounds on WhatsApp. Just recently, Quick Heal Security Labs detected a widespread circulation of one such message claiming that the Indian government will distribute free cycles to students on Independence Day, under the Free...

5 Best Instagram Security Tips

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 February 16, 2016

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When Instagram was formed as an iOS-only photo sharing app in 2010, nobody imagined how big and popular the service could actually get. Today Instagram is available over all major mobile platforms and has more than 400 million monthly active users around the world. The key features of Instagram are...

Do You Know Select Facebook Employees Can Access Your Account?

 March 4, 2015

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In case you missed it, a very thought provoking and rather intriguing question came to the fore recently with regards to Facebook privacy and what it really means for individual users. If you have heard of the UK trance group Above & Beyond, then you must be familiar with a...

Google generously refunds victims and funds open source initiatives – More IT news

 April 26, 2014

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Here is a quick roundup of the latest IT security news updates from the week gone by. It’s been a slow week with the world still reeling from the aftereffects of Heartbleed, but there are plenty of news worthy stories that our security conscious readers should be aware about. Google...

Here’s a Checklist of Things you shouldn’t Reveal Online

 November 29, 2013

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Sharing personal issues with your best buddy, family or an imaginary friend is one thing, and blabbering about it on the Internet is another. A post which you might think is playful, funny or has zero consequences, could be just the missing link for an online fraudster to complete his...

Things You Should Keep off the Table of Facebook

 May 20, 2013

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As a continuation to our previous post, where we had discussed the type of information one should not reveal on social networking sites like Facebook, this post tells you about some more important things that are better off without being shared online. Click Everything and Share! Pictures do express a...

Instagram: What you need to know – Part 2

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This post is in continuation with our previous post on Instagram and will discuss how you can control your privacy in the app. In Instagram the key word is ‘public.’ Once an Instagram profile has been created, anyone can browse these online profiles and “follow” other Instagram users. Here comes the...

Instagram: What you need to know

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In an earlier post we talked about various apps and the risks associated with them. In these subsequent posts, we will scratch the surface a little bit and dig a little deeper to understand the privacy implications of one app in particular – Instagram. Now, that our very own Big...

Facebook Graph Search could interfere with your online privacy

 March 21, 2013

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Three months ago Facebook revealed Graph Search which had a lot of mixed reviews. While some reviewers considered it to be a great marketing tool for direct messages, others expressed that it could bring huge security concerns with it. What is Graph Search? Touted to be the ultimate search tool...

Security news and updates from the last week

 February 15, 2013

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India – Where most of the world’s spam originates from A large amount of email spam originates in India. This interesting report shows that most of the world’s spam actually originates in India. Facebook has more than 50 million duplicate user accounts worldwide Facebook officials have claimed that there are...