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Facebook Graph Search could interfere with your online privacy

 March 21, 2013

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

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...

How safe are these apps for your kids?

 March 19, 2013

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Does your child have access to a Smartphone? Then it’s about time you know about certain apps that are popular with children and young adults. Most of these apps are designed to keep your children’s online conversation as private as possible. Some allow them to take a picture and share...

How to avoid accidental in-app purchases by kids on your Smartphone?

 March 5, 2013

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Uncontrolled in-app purchases can result in huge bills for your Smartphone. However, the feature can be easily turned off. Needless to say, ‘free’ apps in Google Play or iTunes Store are always more preferable than their ‘paid’ counterparts. However, these apps work using a ‘freemium’ model to generate revenue. Yes,...

Google Play Store may soon get a built-in malware scanner

 October 15, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Google intends to release a future update to its Google Play Store that will provide client-side protection from malware present in malicious applications. This malware scanner will analyze an application when a user attempts to install it on an Android device. If there is a known strain of malware present...

Security news updates from the last week

 October 6, 2012

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Japan enforces severe punishments for people who download illegal content Japan has modified its copyright laws and made it stricter for individuals who simply view pirated videos or download copyrighted content. Earlier, uploaders of such content faced severe consequences while downloaders were let go lightly. But this scenario has now...

Security news updates from the last week

 September 1, 2012

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Fake BlackBerry account activation email A fake BlackBerry account creation email is doing the rounds. The content of the email is the same as a legitimate account creation message sent by RIM, but the attachment with this email is a source of concern. Downloading the attachment can lead to infection...

How to activate two-factor authentication for Gmail

 August 21, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Mat Honan, a tech journalist for Wired, recently witnessed an epic hacking of his Apple account, Amazon account, Macbook, iPhone, iPad, Twitter and Gmail. He admitted that all this was possible because he did not have two-factor (2-step) authentication for his Gmail account. In this post we will show you...

Android fragmentation leads to security hazards

 August 14, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

A new version of Android always brings with it tremendous amount of fanfare and adulation. Some versions gain more popularity than others and penetrate deeper markets. However, ‘fragmentation’ is a major hindrance that Android faces and the latest upgrades seldom reach all markets simultaneously. This creates several security loopholes that...

Latest security news from the last week

 August 10, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Tech journalist blames Amazon and Apple for hack Mat Honan, formerly of Gizmodo, saw all his accounts hacked and devices wiped clean this week thanks to some elementary flaws in Amazon’s and Apple’s support systems. Anyone interested in security should read details about this ‘epic hacking‘. Apparently, all the hacker...