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Cyber Threats and Scams

Gmail App is Vulnerable, Amazon App is Secured by University of California.

Malicious apps are a popular way for scammers to gain control of your phone, but what about data housed within the supposedly secure apps on your device? A team of researchers from the universities of Michigan and California Riverside have found that just one malware-ridden app on a device can infiltrate other apps on the phone, regardless of their levels of security. The weakness allowed researchers to access apps like Gmail, Chase Bank, and H&R

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Classic lies you should not let a cyber criminal use on you

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 deceiving someone, why waste time creating a highly technical and sophisticated hack? So, how exactly do cyber criminals execute social engineering tricks

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Latest security news updates from the week gone by

Personal information of app users leaked on Google Play People who still disregard Android security and do not take privacy controls over the platform seriously, will be alarmed to learn this piece of news. An Australian app developer recently discovered that he had complete access to personal information of the users who downloaded his application. Alarmingly, this information was available to the developer even after he uninstalled the app or

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Why USB drives and CDs are a security risk to your corporate network..!!

college essay help online It is common knowledge that business organizations need to make significant investments to safeguard their data. This involves protecting the corporate network from external threats and internal parties (employees) as well. This is where effective Endpoint Security (EPS) comes into the picture. EPS is a network security concept that places the responsibility of each device’s security on the device (end-point) itself. Most

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Season’s greetings: Beware of security threats and fake phishing pages

The festive season brings with it heart warming wishes and some great online deals for shoppers and discount seekers. Online retailers present some great discounts and add-ons at this time of the year and online sales see a massive surge in activity as a result. Unsurprisingly, attackers and phishers use this jubilant opportunity to trick unsuspecting shoppers. Over the years it has been found that shopping scams are very common over this period

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Your Smart TV opens up a new frontier for hacks and spying.

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 content from several sources. However useful this may be, this opens up a brand new attack surface for hackers to exploit. The prospects of this

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Online Security tips for Gen Y ..!!

If you are part of Generation Y then your daily life is all about being connected. Tweeting, friending, and googling is routine, but protecting yourself from the various cyber-related issues that will likely pop up should be, too. According to our research, only 31% of Gen Y ranked security as the most important consideration when making decisions about their computer. In fact, Gen Y was more likely to prioritize entertainment and community than

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Your password is DEAD!!!

Passwords, their impregnability is a myth. The idea that you can devise passwords to keep hackers away is an outdated, old-fashioned akin to protect a city with a wall. The most common trick hackers use is the 'reset password' functionality that most websites provide. Most email accounts have straightforward methods of authentication that can be circumvented by a determined hacker. Even a two-factor authentication method - where a password reset

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Every Click Matters!

1) Don't be click Happy, only open the sites which are trustable or are used frequently used by your friends. 2) Whenever you are asked to 'allow' or 'deny' an application access to the internet, always dent unless you are confident that the site you are trying to access is authentic. expository writing essay3) Limit your personal posts on social networking sites to people you trust. 4) Keep a check on privacy settings on your social networking profile.

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What is Web Defacement?

What is Web Defacement? Crackers/Hackers found loopholes in website. Hacker then replaces the index page with some other page. They can even delete data available of websites. Who can do Web Defacement?    Ø Professional Hackers.    Ø Disgruntled Employees.    Ø Business Rivals.    Ø Teenagers Reasons behind Web Defacement:    Ø Disgruntled employee’s heir some hackers, to hack their company’s website to defame the company

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