All You Need To Know About Credit Card Fraud

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Do you like to shop often with your credit cards? Or do you swipe your card at fuel stations? If the answer is “yes,” then you might be prone to credit card fraud. Credit card frauds are the scams committed using others’ card in a fraudulent way. It is the case where one’s card is used without their knowledge or authorization to … Read More

Website Compromised? Here Are Some Steps You Must Follow.

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Crores of websites in India were hacked and put down last year. Lakhs of websites are blacklisted by search engines every week. Thousands of them get permanently banned. You must have come across the warning – “This site may harm your computer.” This is what happens when a site gets blacklisted, and this affects the number of visits on the site. Thus, you … Read More

Replace OTPs with USB Security key

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Two factor authentication provides an extra layer of security to your account. It provides a method of combining two different kinds of login approaches to add some extra security, but that’s not enough. 2FA is stronger than password based authentication, but it is prone to phishing attacks. An account that has a very strong password, and is secured with a … Read More

Smart Watches and Heaps of Threats

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Ever fancied owning a smart-watch? Or do you own one? Well, you might get stunned after knowing that these wearable devices pose a lot of security risks. Smart watches, smart bands, and even wireless panels can set a threat to your online identity. These are the devices that gain remote access to stuff on your smartphones or computers, referred to as IoT (Internet of … Read More

USBKill: Turn Your USB Into A “Kill Switch”

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USBKill is a software that’ll kill your PC (shut it down) as soon as you remove the flash drive. This software waits for a change in your USB port, and as soon as it is made, it automatically shuts down. So now don’t worry about forgetting your logged-on-computer in a public place, if you have this software enabled.   USBKill might … Read More

WikiLeaks Unveils Poor Password Practice From Sony Hack

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Once again, Sony Pictures is facing a security compromise, and this time it isn’t a North Korean replying to “The Interview.” WikiLeaks has uploaded over 30,000 documents and over 100,000 emails curtailing from last year’s cyber attack on Sony Pictures. It is pretty embarrassing for such a leader in the entertainment industry to not use secure password practices. In fact they … Read More

Some tips to avoid Facebook Identity Theft

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Facebook is the most widely used social networking platform, and hence the most vulnerable one. Most of the identity thefts around the web happens through Facebook, thus you mustn’t hold your guard down for any reason. Here are a few steps that you should follow to avoid such a risk: Security Settings: The default security settings aren’t enough for you … Read More

How to Secure Your Instagram Account

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There might be a very few Android or iOS users who haven’t ever used Instagram. It has over half a billion active users across the globe. Unfortunately, 80% of the users take the security issues related to social networking sites very casually. So here’s why you should be concerned about such risks: Avoid Getting Personal Information Stolen: Your personal information … Read More

Visual Search Superfish Searching Way Beyond Limits !!

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  Lenovo has finally accepted to Superfish,  a vulnerability found last November in Lenovo products. Superfish  which comes preinstalled in laptops intercepted customers’ encrypted Web traffic making all secure data open. Though the harm has been done, Lenovo apologised for this error and launched tools for removal of Super fish from their system. Superfish was initially designed to optimize visual … Read More