Cyber Attack on Indian Nuclear Power Plant – Explained

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India is a developing country. It is a well-accepted fact that a developing country requires energy to move towards being a developed country. But in the race to become a superpower, what if the security of one of the most critical and crucial assets of the nation is compromised? On 4th September 2019, a malware attack on the Kadankulam Nuclear … Read More

Why should you be avoiding cheap smartphone?

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Across the world and most prominently in India, who doesn’t like that great deal that they get on a new smartphone? For as low as INR 1500 or $20 you can purchase a cheap smartphone right off the shelf of a phoney shop just about anywhere. There’s a whole rationale behind this how smartphone components are very cheap and sensors … Read More

Download Safe and avoid Ransomware

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The topic that I’m writing about today is pretty basic yet the reason for most of the incidents that happen online. “Download Safe?”, People often ask me (mock, even at times) that how can you “safely download”. There’s this wide array of posters saying download safe, stay safe. But what, really? The most you’ve got to do is type in what … Read More

Hummingbad Malware: Have you heard of it?

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According to the Kaspersky labs, there are 315,000 new viruses being created daily. Adding to this figure, in February this year, researchers from CheckPoint software technologies identified a new malware and named it as the Hummingbad Malware. It is an adware, that establishes a persistent rootkit on android devices, generates fraudulent ad revenue and installs additional fraudulent apps. A persistent rootkit … Read More

UwS: What is it & How does it get on my Computer?

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UwS (pronounced as “ooze”) is an unwanted software, which according to Google’s defining list of characteristics has the following properties: It deceivingly promises something which it never meets. It tricks the user to install itself, or some other program. It hides its principal motive under some other functions. It unexpectedly modifies the user’s system. It is very difficult to remove. … 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

Digital India Myths: Virus

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This post is the first in a series about the myths that people in India have about Computers, Mobiles, Internet and the Cyber Space. While the Digital India is supposedly growing in the metropolitan cities, the real (needs to be) Digital India is living in a disconnect and most blacked out zones of awareness. We need to progress, yes all … Read More

I Surf Secure Websites, Do You??

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Why does a website need security certificate? Attackers often create malicious sites to gather your information. You should always be cautious while entering your information on any website. Security can be ensured by checking that the website content is in encrypted form. Two elements that indicate a site uses encryption are: a closed padlock, located in the status bar at the … Read More

Secure Yourself Against Malware

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Malwares are silent killers. Most of us see them as something harmless and majority of times we don’t even realize that our system is infected by a malware. This is so because its effects seem similar to that of a hardware malfunction. So what exactly does a malware do? Malware as the name suggests stands for “MALicious softWARE.” It is specially … Read More

Protecting your USB and PC from annoying viruses

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A Pen Drive has kind of become an integral part of everyone’s digital life. Exchanging movies, Game of Thrones episodes, Songs or project documents is now a daily affair. These USB drives come packed with a lot of vulnerabilities which you encounter more than once in your digital lifetime. (Folder mein Folder, New Folder, Hidden Folder Executables and what not!) … Read More