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Security news updates from the last week

 August 4, 2012

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Indian power grids are vulnerable to cyber-attackers The recent power outage in North India caused mayhem and now officials have said that it is possible for cyber-attackers to hack into the Indian power grid. There is a surprising lack of defense protocols in this sector and this is the cause...

Interesting news updates from the last week

 July 13, 2012

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450,000 ‘Yahoo! Voices’ passwords hacked In yet another password breach and exposure, around 450,000 login credentials affiliated to Yahoo! Voices were released on the web. The group responsible, D33ds, has said that they hope to raise awareness about password security. Yahoo! had stored these credentials in plain text, which is...

Latest news updates from the week gone by

 July 5, 2012

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Rootkit developed for Android Ice Cream Sandwich A research team in North Carolina State University has highlighted a security flaw in Android 4.0.4 which can cause a lot of trouble. A rootkit developed for the OS can make applications invisible. So a malicious app can stay hidden on the device...

3 Security news updates you may have missed

 June 30, 2012

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Malware causes printer outage and gibberish A malicious program called Milicenso afflicted printers across various offices in the world causing them to print garbled data. India, the US, Europe and South America were the majorly afflicted territories. Milicenso has been used in the past by malicious cyber groups and it...

Facebook to allow credit card purchases: Wise move or not?

 June 25, 2012

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The recent botched Facebook IPO, rising concerns about ad revenue, meeting the challenge of mobile monetization and looming privacy threats are pertinent issues that Facebook Inc. has to deal with. They are trying to find innovative solutions but there are bound to be hurdles along the way. Proposals to allow...

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...

When Facebook Apps cease to be ‘Cool’

 May 7, 2012

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Have you ever wondered why certain ads show up in the right hand corner of your Facebook page? A closer look at these ads and you will be surprised at the volumes they speak about your lifestyle choices – be it exclusive shoes from an e-retailer or a self-development course!...

Has your Facebook account been hacked? Here’s what to do

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 April 24, 2012

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We hear about Facebook accounts getting hacked on a daily basis. With hackers dedicated to pounce on the slightest mistake made by a user, cases of Facebook accounts being compromised have become quite unavoidable. There are also instances of a friend or family member getting unauthorized access and misusing the...

How to Avoid Facebook Scams

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 April 12, 2012

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With more than 800 million users all over the world, Facebook is the perfect breeding ground for scam artists. Every Facebook user has their account interlinked with hundreds or even thousands of their friends. With the exponential amount of users connected to each other Facebook scams require only a few...

Facebook Scam – I just hate RIHANNA

 March 15, 2012

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There is nothing new about the fact that scam artists are once again using a celebrity’s name to spread their spam on Facebook. This time it’s Rihanna whose name is embroiled in the scam. This spam message, “OMG – I just hate RIHANNA after watching this video” followed by a...