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Got an Email Attachment? Pause, Think and Inquire

 July 5, 2013

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An email attachment is but the Pandora’s Box of the online world. You never know what might pop out of it! In this post, we have discussed the dangers email attachments entail, and some safety tips on how to tackle the same. The Biggest Risk of Email Attachments Inarguably, one...

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...

Watering Hole Attack – An Overview

 June 10, 2013

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Guess what would be a better way for a predator to stalk its prey, rather than chasing it? Well, waiting patiently at a watering hole, where its prey would eventually turn up. Strangely, in the online world, hackers are also using the same strategy to trap their victims. This blog...

Know the Risks of Using ATM and Online Banking

 May 22, 2013

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As convenient and user-friendly as the ATM (automated teller machine) and online banking services are, they have their own share of security risks. This blog entails the security risks of using ATMs and online banking, and discusses some valuable safety measures users can take. Risks Involved with ATMs The greatest...

Work from Home Scam

 May 20, 2013

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Yet another kind of social media scam that has come under the radar of security officials is the “work from home scam”. This blog explains how such scams work, and how can you steer clear from them. Work from home scams are mostly linked to people who are unemployed and...

Things You Should Keep off the Table of Facebook

 May 20, 2013

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As a continuation to our previous post, where we had discussed the type of information one should not reveal on social networking sites like Facebook, this post tells you about some more important things that are better off without being shared online. Click Everything and Share! Pictures do express a...

How Much Should You Reveal on Facebook?

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 May 17, 2013

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Oh my God, you do not have a Facebook account? What kind of medieval world do you live in? I have had it since the whole thing started, and now it knows everything about me, more than anyone. Right from munching on a burger at a new food joint in...

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...