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Latest IT Security News, Updates and Alerts from the Weeks Gone by

 December 7, 2013

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Google Nexus Phone Series may have Trouble from SMS Flood Attacks Reportedly, sending a large number of flash SMSs to Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, and Nexus 5 may cause these phones to reboot or interfere with their network connection. Bombarding any one of these phones with just 30 Flash Messages...

Zero-day Vulnerability Hits Microsoft Office – Temporary Patch Available

 November 7, 2013

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Microsoft has issued a new security advisory against an exploit that hackers are using to target a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Office. A temporary ‘Fix It’ tool has been released by the company; a permanent fix is yet to be rolled out. A pre-existing vulnerability in some versions of Microsoft...

This Week’s Latest News and Updates on Information Security

 October 25, 2013

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Official PHP Website Falls Prey to Hackers Did you recently visit the official website of the open-source PHP programming language? Let’s hope you did not. News are up that the site has been compromised, and is being used to drop a Trojan horse onto systems used to visit the site....

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 October 11, 2013

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WhatsApp Site taken down by Hackers WhatsApp has again made the headlines, thanks to a hacking group called KDMS Team. Netizens who visited the Web site of the most popular instant messaging service, reported defacement of the site. The company issued a statement admitting that their Web site was hijacked...

Critical Security Alert for Internet Explorer Users by Microsoft

 September 19, 2013

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The Redmond Giant has issued a critical security advisory in the interest of Internet Explorer users. Reports are in that, a security vulnerability in all supported versions of IE has been let loose. What is the Vulnerability? In its official security advisory, Microsoft has reported the vulnerability to be a...

This Week’s Dose of Latest IT Security News and Updates

 September 13, 2013

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Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC is finally here! Wait, it’s a Malware! Grand Theft Auto 5 is set to release on 17 September, 2013. The release is for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and not for PC. But a torrent claiming to be the PC version of GTA...

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 July 20, 2013

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Truecaller Gets a Bad Cyberattack Call Apparently, the website of popular online phonebook app, Truecaller, experienced a cyberattack, letting hackers gain unauthorized access to some data. The company has confirmed the same in its official blog. It seems, the Syrian Electronic Army is responsible for the cyberattack. News is up...

Latest security news updates from the week gone by

 March 2, 2013

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Personal information of app users leaked on Google Play People who still disregard Android security and do not take privacy controls over the platform seriously, will be alarmed to learn this piece of news. An Australian app developer recently discovered that he had complete access to personal information of the...

Future Watch VII: War-texting threatens the future of Internet of things

 February 25, 2013

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At Quick Heal, we persistently look out for potential security threats that can lead to data breaches in the future. The rise of the ‘Internet of Things’ and omnipresent wireless connectivity for miscellaneous items is slowly opening up new attack avenues for hackers. A new kind of hacking attack has...

Latest Mac malware on the rise, hides in networked printer directory

 February 20, 2013

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A new variant of Mac malware has been discovered and it is beginning to spread to Apple Macs through the networked printer file directory. The malware is a kind of ‘Backdoor Trojan’ and some sources have named this Trojan ‘Pintsized’. Apple Mac OS X is afflicted by this malware but...