Security

Predator Drones Get Domestic Surveillance Tech from DHS; Privacy Concern Arises

March 5, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Not long ago, the sky was filled with just clouds and stars, but it looks like the Homeland Security doesn’t want to keep it that way anymore. They have initiated domestic surveillance through predator drones. Uh oh, people with privacy concerns are surely going to be mad. While it is unlikely that you’ll get to […]

Fingerprint ATMs Now Safe; Blood Flow in Fingers Can be Monitored

February 25, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

ATMs were actually a revolution in the money transaction terrain, and we have seen so many add-ons to this technology. The most innovative add-on was the fingerprint reader that made us leave our apartments with no need to carry ATM cards at all. As every coin has two sides, perverted minds began thinking of cutting […]

NYPD Special Division to Recover Stolen Apple Devices

February 25, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Looking at the NYPD, you can easily see that these guys have put up a team for almost all types of crimes ranging from pick pocketing to multiple homicides. With the number of cases filed in regard with stolen Apple devices on the rise, NYPD has decided to launch a team specifically to track missing […]

App Developers Do Know Where You Live, and More

February 16, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

People who don’t have an Android phone are becoming rare these days. It looks like almost everyone owns an Android phone. They download lots of apps and whether they use it or not, they keep on downloading them again and again. It seemed to pose no threats and people seemed to think more the apps, […]

Cybercrime Gang Busted in Spain

February 14, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

A multinational gang of cyber criminals have been busted by the Spanish authorities in the Costa del Sol of Spain. Europol, the European police agency has registered the arrest of ten members of the gang who were operating from the Mediterranean cities of Torremolinos and Benalmadena. The arrest came close on the heels of the […]

Adobe Outs 2 Emergency Security Patches for Flash; Zero Day Threats Mitigated

February 9, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Adobe has just issued a patch for critical ‘so-called’ vulnerabilities in Flash Player that are currently being exploited by unknown hackers. The targets were the Adobe users of Windows and Mac OS X. The unscheduled patch fixes up bugs that were being used in attacks designed to trick users into downloading ambiguous Word documents containing […]

Cyber Command Staff to Increase Staff in Coming Weeks: Pentagon

January 29, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Pentagon has been among discussions to empower the Cyber Command and it looks like they have decided to pump up the number of employees on a massive scale. Located in Fort Meade, United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) is an armed forces sub-unified command subordinate to United States Strategic Command. The command is charged with pulling […]

Grammatically Correct Passwords are More Prone to be Hacked

January 19, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

During the formative years of the web, passwords worked pretty well. This was due largely to how little data they actually needed to protect. Our passwords were limited to a handful of applications: an ISP for email and maybe an E-Commerce site or two. But this is not the case right now. We use passwords […]

Microsoft Alerts Zero Day Attack; Discloses Patch to Solve Issue

January 1, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

On 29th December, Microsoft confirmed that their IE 6, 7 and 8 will most probably be the target of zero-day vulnerability that is being used by attackers to hijack victims’ Windows computers. MS assured that they will dedicate themselves to release the patch asap. Fortunately, they have come up a patch and therefore the new […]

Kaspersky Lab Warns Against Malware in the Form of Groupons

November 14, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Malware through emails are nothing new, and people become familiar with some of the tricks that could prove harmful. But then we get new spam every day, evolving to best the sense of commoners. One such novel method to send malware is through group coupons. A study by security firm Kaspersky lab has revealed that […]

How Do You Feel About Organizations Exploiting Your Online Data? [Infographic]

October 25, 2012, By Alex Ion

Following the significant press coverage of privacy and data security, international law firm Osborne Clarke, commissioned an Ipsos MORI survey of over 5,000 adults across Europe to better understand their views on the ways in which organisations are storing and using their personal data online. Sue Gold, Privacy and Data Protection Partner at Osborne Clarke says: […]

Protect Your Android Phone by Encrypting All the Data In It

October 25, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

There have been times when users wanted to keep away all their phone data from others. Look what’s happening now. It doesn’t matter if the owner is an underworld don or some high class business professional or just a normal guy – anyone out there can encrypt their Android phone with the built in settings. […]

Samsung Unleashes Security Fix for Hack on Galaxy S III

September 28, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Samsung Galaxy SIII users where having a panic attack when it was reported that a simple code could wipe out the entire handset. A simple USSD code that could be sent from a malicious website, or pushed to the handset via NFC or triggered through a QR code can reset the Galaxy S III or […]

Samsung Smartphones Have Serious Security Flaw, Finds Researcher

September 26, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Samsung phone owners may be at the risk of getting data on the device deleted without their consent. According to a new finding made by a security researcher, a malicious code is on prowl in the internet which can force Samsung devices for a factory reset without the consent of the user, which means they […]

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