Security Hole in Gmail Android App Makes Phishing Attacks Easier

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 November 17, 2015

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A recently discovered bug in the Gmail Android App allows anyone to pose as someone else, hiding their real email address. Although labelled as a “non-issue” by Google Security Team, the flaw can prove to be helpful for online scammers. Read the rest of the story from the post that follows....

Gmail’s ‘Undo Send’, Facebook ‘New Face Recognition’ and more news

 June 27, 2015

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Here are this week’s top stories, news and updates from the world of computer security. Cover your face as much as you want to. Facebook can still identify you Facebook is experimenting with a new technology that can enable people to identify you in photos even if your face is...

6 Easy Steps to Tighten your GMail Security!

 January 13, 2015

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We check our Gmail account for personal emails, offers, social media updates, promotions, etc., almost every day. But, reviewing our account’s security setting to ensure that it stays safe against malware and hackers is not something that most of us do. In this post, we will take you through a...

5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked and Other IT Security News

 September 13, 2014

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This week the world was rocked by the news that close to 5 million Gmail passwords were released in a Russian forum by a hacker. Google claims only a small percentage of these are valid accounts. However, the threat is real and all Google users should change their passwords as...

Gmail Security Checklist – 5 Great Gmail Security Tips and Tricks

 July 11, 2014

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Without doubt, Gmail is the most popular and widely used email service all across the world today and maybe even of all time. Almost anyone who has Internet access has a functional email account, and more likely than not, an active Gmail account. Some of the features and services that...

How You Can Stop Strangers From Emailing You On Gmail

 January 13, 2014

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Thanks to a new feature in Gmail, anyone with a Google plus profile will be able to e-mail you, even if they are a complete stranger. And as obvious it is, you can also reply them back. Now if you think this new feature is not so cool, and would...

Latest IT Security News and Updates for the Week

 January 11, 2014

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Time for another roundup of the latest IT security news, updates, and alerts for this week.   1. Thanks to Gmail, strangers now can email you. Know how from this post. 2. Yahoo Mail finally gets 100% HTTPS encryption. Read more about it here. 3. Snapchat is sorry for the...

Latest IT Security News and Updates from this Week

 August 30, 2013

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The Largest Cyber-Attack hits China On 25th August China suffered the largest cyber-attack ever. The news was posted on the website of the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC). Reportedly, the attack begun at 2 pm local time paralyzing many websites in the country, before it got worse by 4...

Latest IT Security News and Updates from Last Week

 August 19, 2013

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Google Sleeps for 5 minutes, 40% of Internet Traffic Goes Kaput Google is not called the Big G for nothing. Google and all of its services suffered a downtime for up to five minutes last Friday. This caused global Internet traffic to drop by about 40%. It is estimated that...

Breaking down a fraudulent RBI email

 November 1, 2012

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I just received a scam email in my gmail inbox that pretends to be from the RBI. The message dangles the temptation of a windfall of money but asks me to make a payment first. Such emails are very common but there are still many people who fall for this...