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Instagram: What you need to know – Part 2

 April 6, 2013

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

This post is in continuation with our previous post on Instagram and will discuss how you can control your privacy in the app. In Instagram the key word is ‘public.’ Once an Instagram profile has been created, anyone can browse these online profiles and “follow” other Instagram users. Here comes the...

Instagram: What you need to know

 April 3, 2013

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

In an earlier post we talked about various apps and the risks associated with them. In these subsequent posts, we will scratch the surface a little bit and dig a little deeper to understand the privacy implications of one app in particular – Instagram. Now, that our very own Big...

Future Watch VII: War-texting threatens the future of Internet of things

 February 25, 2013

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

At Quick Heal, we persistently look out for potential security threats that can lead to data breaches in the future. The rise of the ‘Internet of Things’ and omnipresent wireless connectivity for miscellaneous items is slowly opening up new attack avenues for hackers. A new kind of hacking attack has...

Security news and updates from the last week

 February 1, 2013

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

New York Times website breached by Chinese hackers The New York Times recently discovered that their computer systems were breached by Chinese hackers. The hackers stole corporate passwords of each and every employee and spied on more than 50 individuals in a time span of 4 months. Apparently these attacks...

Facebook Graph Search: Useful search engine or phishers dream come true?

 January 29, 2013

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Facebook recently launched a notable new feature known as Graph Search. Mark Zuckerberg highlighted this feature as one of the 3 pillars of Facebook (after Newsfeed and Timeline) that make the social network relevant and personalized. But how safe is Graph Search? We feel that there are several security and...

Germans demand anonymous accounts over Facebook: Wise move or not?

 December 19, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

German legislators have stoked the fires of Facebook privacy by ordering the social network to allow anonymous accounts and pseudonyms in place of real names of people. This demand originated from Schleswig-Holstein, the northernmost state of Germany. A data protection agency called Unabhaengiges Landeszentrum fuer Datenschutz (ULD) has emphasized the...

Future Watch VII: Your Smart TV opens up a new frontier for hacks and spying

 December 17, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Just like smartphones arrived in most markets and obliterated regular feature phones, smart TV’s are expected to change the way we interact with our television sets. A smart TV, or hybrid TV, comes integrated with several web 2.0 applications and widgets that allow users to access the Internet and obtain...

How does a hacker crack encrypted password databases?

 December 10, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

We recently published a post about the inherent dangers of passwords and how they are increasingly vulnerable thanks to user negligence. With so much data being safeguarded by elemental passwords, the need for a refined security layer is imperative. However, a common question we received was about how attackers actually...

Future Watch VI: Passwords are on their way out due to their vulnerability

 December 6, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Every individual who is active on the Internet has a secret to protect. This secret is usually just a few characters long and is commonly known as the password. But how effective can a password really be? Passwords are a 20th century creation that were effective back when there was...

The amazing features that Quick Heal PCTuner brings to the table

 December 4, 2012

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Just like a vehicle regularly needs servicing in order to function smoothly, a computer requires maintenance and care to perform at its best. Several factors and invalid files slow a PC down and negatively influence system performance, so it is imperative to clean this clutter from time to time. Doing...