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Anonymous readying to stage Occupy India protests across all major cities on 9 June

 May 29, 2012

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Anonymous, the faceless worldwide hacktivist group, is staging a series of protests in India on June 9 as part of the ‘Occupy India’ movement. These protests are in response to the blocking of popular file sharing websites like ‘The Pirate Bay’ and video sharing websites like ‘Vimeo’ by ISPs in...

Indian Government backing Internet Governance – Is this the beginning of the end of free speech?

 May 24, 2012

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India is gradually coming down to the draconian path of Internet governance – a fact that is a tremendous cause for concern. The Internet is meant to be a free platform but India is now lending her voice to a growing cacophony from China, Cuba, Russia and the UAE to...

Facebook planning to allow under-13s: Is this a good decision?

 May 23, 2012

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Simon Milner, Head of Policy in Facebook, Britain, recently declared that Facebook is planning to abolish the act of disallowing children below 13 years of age from becoming members (this CNET post explains the situation well). The opinions obviously are divided straight down the middle. Many parents feel that this...

Infographic: Quick Heal’s DNAScan Technology

 May 22, 2012

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As the proliferation of the Internet and the use and abuse of Web 2.0 increases, computer users are exposed to zero-day threats and risks that propagate in real-time. Any access to the Internet without protection is no doubt clogged with spyware, adware and dangerous bots. It doesn’t stop at this,...

Infographic: The myth about smartphone invulnerability

 May 16, 2012

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Contrary to popular belief, the user-programmable miniature yet powerful mobile devices used for carrying data, sending e-mails, social networking, banking, gaming, downloading music and video aided with the rampant use of third party software, are not invincible. There are increasing problems from applications that upload malware or exploit vulnerabilities in...

Beware: Hacked websites can now infect your Android smartphone

 May 9, 2012

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Our malware analysis team has discovered a malicious software that targets Android smartphones through hacked websites. This adds further credibility to our predictions about the growing threat of mobile malware. This new malware, known as NotCompatible, gets downloaded automatically when an Android user visits a hacked website. A hidden iframe...

The End is Near for Windows XP

 April 12, 2012

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Microsoft has gone a step further to purport the arrival of the upcoming Windows 8 operating system by declaring that post April 8, 2014 they will be withdrawing support for Windows XP. This gives home users and business enterprises two years to complete their migration from the OS that has...

DNSChanger server shutdown date extended to 9th July

 March 7, 2012

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The possible Internet outage on 8th March is avoided as the federal judge has agreed to allow 120 days of extension for organisations and individuals to clean systems of the DNSChanger Trojan. This decision was taken late yesterday. As the earlier 4 month deadline of 8th March arrived, it was...

No Internet starting March 8? Not really!

 February 22, 2012

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There are news stories going around that there will be a complete blockage of the Internet from 8th march. Well this is not the complete and true story. Only the users who are affected with the ‘DNS Changer’ trojan will be facing the Internet blockage and not all the users....

Insufficient update causes systems to underperform

 February 16, 2012

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On 15th February, 2012 a update released at 14:10 IST caused some systems to hang (respond slowly). After the issue was identified the incomplete update was removed from all download servers by 16:40 IST. It is a request to all affected users to follow the steps given below: 1. Click...