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Got a WhatsApp video calling invite link? Beware it’s probably a spam!

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 November 17, 2016

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Earlier this week, WhatsApp launched its video calling feature and the update is being rolled out to Android, Windows and iPhone users over the next few days. This update will allow users to make video calls to their contacts much similar to Skype and FaceTime. Shortly after the news of...

Beware of “Your Unread Messages Will Be Deleted” Facebook Scam!

 October 9, 2014

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This is a precautionary blog post for our readers, especially those who use the social networking site Facebook. An old online scam seems to have started doing fresh rounds on the Internet. Online scammers are sending emails to users claiming that their unread messages will be deleted from their Facebook...

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...

This Week’s Quick Bytes on IT Security News and Updates

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2,900 Online Banking Infections Hit India in the Second Quarter of 2013 Reportedly, the second quarter of 2013 witnessed a whopping 1,45,000 online banking infections globally. 2% of this figure, which comes to 2,900, appears to have occurred in India. Security analysts were able to detect a malware that redirects...

GBP 800,000 from Google! Nope, it’s a Scam

 June 28, 2013

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Google helps you find answers to your questions; Google gives away apps for free; Google has an awesome hangout for you and your pals, but Google never pays you 800,000 British pounds! That’s right! One more online scam that has been making rounds on the Internet is the Google Award...

Classic lies you should not let a cyber criminal use on you

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 April 15, 2013

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Cyber criminals can devise various ways to get what they want from you. Manipulating people into carrying out certain actions or giving away confidential information is known as Social Engineering. And this is a rampant form of exploitation. Why? If you can get access to anything you want just by...

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...

Caution – Apple Anniversary Awards Scam

 March 15, 2013

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Recently I came across an email which pretends to be from Apple corporate office. The email reads, that the company is conducting an Apple ongoing Anniversary award ceremony and that the reader is the lucky winner to have won the award of Five Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds (500,000.00) through...

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...