Security

Lenovo Concedes ‘Superfish’ Concern in its Notebooks; Spells Out measures to Retard Adware

February 23, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
lenovo-superfish

Although hesitant initially to admit the security concerns that crawled on to its notebooks, Lenovo has now apologized for the security vulnerability it dealt by incorporating Superfish. The Chinese manufacturer has now advised users to curb down the adware from gaining root access with the help of removal tools. Lenovo has stated that Superfish were […]

Uber Sued by Delhi Taxi Rape Victim in US Federal Court

January 30, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
Uber driver

The victim of the Delhi taxi rape, who has alleged rape charges against the Uber driver, has now sued the taxi company in a US Federal Court. The allegation has been made claiming that Uber had failed to maintain safety basics. She also claims in the lawsuit that the company had failed to comply with […]

Pushing Online Transactions to Safe Zone; Precautionary Measures to Curb Malicious Attacks on Your Banking Cards

December 1, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
cards

It’s quite natural that safety concerns are uppermost in one’s mind while dealing with banking cards. While banking sectors themselves are striving hard to offer the best security to its users, it’s always safe to be cautious during online transactions. Fraudulent and malicious sites are checked by malware detection softwares and apps, but sometimes these […]

Watch What You Plug In: USB Devices the Next Threat

August 7, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
usb-flash-drive

With modern desktops and laptops heavily relying on USB devices ranging from keyboards to external storages, a new threat has emerged. This one is a concern  and has all in it to make you helpless. We are talking about the new form of hacking  and the USB is in the centre of it all. A […]

Lookout Theftie Clicks Photos and Location of Phone Thieves

May 29, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
lookout

Been robbed of your smart phone? After the initial hullabaloo, what you tend to do is to get your phone SIM blocked and look for ways to retrieve your device at the earliest. A new feature that helps people whose phones have been robbed has now come into the picture. More than the usual ways […]

Cybercriminals on the Prowl; Measures to Curb Menace Not Enough

May 29, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
cyber-crime

Breaking into computers is on the rise. The shock element the phenomenon triggers is huge. Though efforts have been on to thwart hack attacks, it looks like the malaise is on an upward trend. A recent survey opens up a form for a more focused debate on the issue, with the revelation that hackers are […]

K5 Autonomous Data Machine Prevents and Even Predicts Crime

December 4, 2013, By Daniel Rapcencu
Knightscope K5 robot at mall

Wouldn’t it be great to own your own Machine as depicted on the TV show Person of Interest? It would be very helpful to now who was going to commit a crime before it happens. Dream on, you say, but would it surprise you that such capabilities could be available in the very near future? […]

Privacy a Major Concern for Teens, Of Course

August 26, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
mobile

There is a myth about the current generation of teenagers that they are willing to share any information on social networks. But the truth is different. A recent research suggests that teens are extremely concerned about privacy issues. The research conducted by Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life reveals that one in four teenagers have […]

Lost Your Android Phone? Try These steps to Secure Your Devices

August 24, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
Android

No one among you could afford losing your mobile phone, be it an Android or Apple device. With the introduction of smart apps and features, a cell phone is not just a device for making phone calls anymore. It also acts as a wallet, a diary, a photo album, a gaming machine and even as […]

Electronic Billboards Susceptible to Hacking

March 14, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
billboard

When the advertising world replaced the old printed billboards with LCD and LED units that can change the ads without much hassle they must not have bargained for this. It appears now that the LCD and LED boards are as susceptible to hacking as your PC, going by what happened to a billboard in Serbia […]

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