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Twitter bug attack: All you need to know & ways to fight such attacks

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 May 10, 2018
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One company with a turnover of $2.44bn 330 million users 500 million tweets per day What does it take to bring an upheaval in such a magnanimous company? A bug and . . . . well, that’s all it needs! Twitter Inc. reported a bug encounter a few weeks ago....

Your Passwords Are on the Way Out, Leave it to Twitter

 October 29, 2014

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If there is one thing we could change about the Internet today, it would most certainly be the dissolution of the need for passwords to access web-based accounts. An average Internet user today has around 10 passwords that he needs to remember at all times. Moreover, these passwords need to...

The Basics of Twitter Security and Why it is Important

 September 1, 2014

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When it comes to security and privacy threats over social networks, no platform gets as much negativity as Facebook. While some of the concerns that people have about Facebook privacy are justified, some of them are not. In fact, many of the so called lax privacy concerns are just as...

World Cup scams, trustworthy Twitter & other IT security news

 June 14, 2014

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Now that the FIFA World Cup is well and truly underway, something that a shell-shocked Spanish team would hesitantly affirm, it’s time for security vendors and users to come to arms as well. With a well-stocked arsenal of information about dangerous apps to avoid, phishing links to not click on...

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...

Latest Security News and Updates from this Week

 August 9, 2013

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Number of Government Websites Hacked so Far – 78 According to Milind Deora, Minister of State for Communications & IT, 78 government websites have been compromised by hackers till June 2013. 16,000 odd cases related to spam, malware infection, and data breach have also come to light. Victims mainly included...

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...

Simple security tips to avoid Twitter phishing scams

 December 13, 2012

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Twitter is a great platform for sharing news, opinions and links. Created in 2006, Twitter has more than 500 million active users today and generates more than 350 million tweets every single day. This has naturally led to several phishing attacks over the microblogging platform. The fact that links are...

Latest security news and updates

 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...