Security

Hacking Threat Looms over Smartphone Connected Vehicles

July 27, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Smart cars, the term of the future in the automotive industry, promises to pull out the best out of a fully integrated automobile. The core priority in this context is safety. Forget all that. Two veteran hackers out there are showing the world that smartphone connected cars aren’t safe from hacking threats. Charlie Miller, who […]

Spam Menace Plummets, Says Symantec

July 21, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Every month, security analysts of Symantec Security Responses come up with a report on cyber threats, covering the malware threats and spam mails flooding the inboxes. Their latest report of the month of June has now turned to be a rather delightful. The report says that the overall spam rate has come down to below […]

Sleeping Macbooks Vulnerable to Remote Hacking, Says Research

June 11, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Shortly after the penetration of the 8-letter code bug into iOS devices, Apple is facing yet another cryptic issue. This time it is with their Mac devices. OSX security researcher Pedro Vilaca has come up with the finding that Mac devices can be remotely hacked without even the owner aware of it. The security flaw […]

Smart lock feature in Android Will Now Lock Your Phones Automatically

March 24, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Google is bringing an overhaul into the Smart lock feature on Android 5.0 OS to make it even smarter. The new feature in the smart lock feature will have your device locked and unlocked for you when keeping it on and off your hands. Google hasn’t mentioned of any announcement regarding the matter. However, the […]

BlackBerry  Joins Hands with Samsung and IBM to Launch  SecuTablet

March 17, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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BlackBerry , once the final word in business-oriented smartphones, is slowly drawing out measures to win back its bygone glory. But they are not pulling the strings alone this time. Joining hands with them are indeed some big names from the mobile and computing world. The Canadian company is now entering into a partnership with […]

New Android Update Turns Your Phone into a Useless Piece in Case of Theft

March 11, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Not long ago, we had reports that bragged of the huge success of Apple’s Activation Lock feature. The number of stolen iPhones in cities like London and New York witnessed a dip with this new anti-theft feature. And it’s never been habitual that their rivals will stand muted to this. Google, the leading rival of […]

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

February 23, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]

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