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Safer Internet Day 2013 is being celebrated today

The Safer Internet Day (SID) is organized by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world. This year too, the […]

Justin Bieber Scandal Video unearthed – Just Don’t Click Here!

After being a center of Marijuana controversy for a while, spotted with a large bottle of codeine at the shindig – aka sizzurp, a new Justin Bieber controversy has popped up. It’s a scandal actually. According to ESET Threat Blog, […]

ComboFix, the malware removal tool, infected with Sality Virus

In a recent not-so-good development, ComboFix, the popular malware removal tool, hosted by well-known Bleeping Computers has been found to be infected with the Sality Virus and has been termed as dangerous for download. Confirming this discovery, Lawrence Abrams says:  “Unfortunately it […]

Anonymous Hackers Group Hacks U.S Govt Website To Avenge Swartz’s Death

The Anonymous hacker-activist group today hijacked the U.S Sentencing Commission website in order to take revenge of Aaron Swartz’s death. Aaron Swartz, internet activist hanged himself on January 2013 in his Brooklyn apartment. Aaron Swartz was under a huge depression […]

VirusTotal Adds Eset & Quttera URL Scanners

VirusTotal, best known for its free online virus detection services announced that it had added the services of ESET and Quttera to its URL and web scanning service. These two new URL scanning services are integrated in the scanning engine of Virus […]

Hackers stealing Google Passwords via Red Cross website

Sophos, the renowned security vendor recently posted about a new phishing attack trying to steal Google passwords via Red Cross website. According to the report posted by Sophos, the hackers send the unsolicited emails to users asking to open a […]

Vulnerability found in Java 7 Update 11! Oh no … not again!!

After finding vulnerabilities in Java 7 Update 10, an  Update 11 was released as an emergency security update for blocking zero-day exploit exploited by cybercriminals for infecting computers with malware. Now, we learn from a news that new sandbox bypass vulnerabilities […]

Google To Bring Smart Ring & USB Yubikey To Kill Passwords

Google this time has something for people with a bad memory. You do not need to memorize any of your passwords any more if Google has its way. Google is planning to bring a special electronic ring or a Smart […]

Microsoft challenges AV-Test.org results

Microsoft has reacted to reports that its antimalware software was not performing ‘too well’ in the tests performed by AV-Test.org. AV-Test.org, is an independent IT Security organization, which conducts antivirus software tests regularly every month. According to it, Microsoft’s antimalware software […]

CRDF Threat Center study tests AntiVirus daily – Places ESET NOD32 at the top today

CRDF Threat Center, a security firm headquartered in Paris, is a non-commercial community project that creates statistics for various popular antiviral products, daily based on their effectiveness. Every day they release a quick opinion on the detection rates of various antivirus products. The report is […]

Red October Cyber Espionage uncovered by Kaspersky Labs

Kaspersky Lab’s research team has uncovered an advanced cyber spying network, dubbed ‘Red October’. It is supposedly targeting many governments, businesses, political groups, and other organizations, reports Kaspersky. The main purpose of the operation appears to be the gathering classified […]

Update to patch Oracle Java 7 Security Manager Bypass Vulnerability released

Loopholes found in Java are often used as a source of exploit to compromise your computer. Recently, after discovering a vulnerability in the latest Java update, the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued the following vulnerability note: Java 7 […]

Firefox, and now Apple decides to block Java

After discovering a potential security vulnerability in the current version of Java (Java 7 update 10) Mozilla added it to the add-on block list. Now, Apple seems to be following suit. The company on Thursday quietly disabled Java 7 on […]

Mobile users, Windows, Businesses, to bear the brunt of malware attacks

Internet security software giant McAfee recently released their Security Threat Predictions Report. McAfee predicts that the year 2013 will be the year of mobile security threat. Online technology is rapidly moving from computers to the mobile Smartphone and thus hackers and […]

Digital Badge for Safer Internet Day 2013 unveiled

Every year in February, Safer Internet Day 2013 is organized by Safe, the Certificate in Social Networking and Makewaves, the social learning environment. The idea being to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially […]

Malware can now Steal Bank Data Sent by SMS

Cybercrime has become a cause of concern worldwide! 2013 is expected to be even worse for mobile users! Virus code writers have been developing several malicious Android apps, specifically to steal Mobile Transactions Authentication Numbers. These malicious apps uses a […]

Hotmail & Outlook can be hijacked using Cookie Handling Vulnerability

Hotmail and Outlook,  the popular email service from Microsoft is reported to be susceptible to hijacking using ‘stolen’  Cookies. A cookie handling vulnerability has been discovered that can allow cybercriminals to gain access to the accounts of Hotmail and Outlook users. Hotmail […]

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Yahoo teams up with AVG to provide secure search

Yahoo today announced that it was partnering with AVG, the Internet Security Providers, to provide safe and secure search to its consumers. The new Search & Distribution relationship between the two companies would  help provide Internet users with peace of mind […]

BSNL Website hacked by Anonymous India, passwords and database leaked

The website of India’s state-owned telecom company The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) website, www.bsnl.co.in was hacked today! Anonymous India claimed credit for hacking the website and said that it hacked the website in support of activists Aseem Trivedi and […]

Outlook.com hardens security with EV Certificates and DMARC support

Microsoft believes protecting its users from any sort of phishing and spam attacks is the company’s priority. It has therefore heightened security at its new mail service Outlook.com. It has added support for DMARC and EV certificates. Both the features […]

Free Software Foundation says Ubuntu acting as Spyware

Richard Stallman President and Founder of The Free Software Foundation has claimed that Ubuntu is tracking its users and selling its data. Specifically he called Ubuntu Linux a spyware because it collected data about users searches and sent it to […]

Android All Set To Replace Windows As Malware Writers Favorite Target

Sophos recently released its Security Threat Report 2013 for public consumption. The report was based on new platforms being developed and the changing threats and such as BlackHole, Java attacks, Polymorphic attacks, Mac malware and Android threats. The security threat […]

Panda Cloud Antivirus now offers anti-exploit protection

Former version of Panda Cloud Antivirus AV 2.0 boasted many UI changes, included support for Microsoft’s latest OS – Windows 8, and had a solid disinfection engine. That’s past! The new version, Panda Cloud Antivirus AV 2.1 is out and […]

Acer India website hacked

Acer India’s website acer.co.in has been hacked by a  Turkish Hacker Group, Maxney. The site has been defaced and is facing a massive leakage of data. Over 20000 user credentials and information in the XLS format has been claimed to be […]