Security

How To Find Your Android Phone if Left in Silent Mode

You can use Google’s official Android Device Manager to locate your phone, here are the simple steps: Go to Android Device Manager by Google in your desktop browser, follow the link HERE.Login with the same Gmail account you used to activate your Android Device before and registered in Google Play.Now you will see your device name and last login date. Also, you will be ...

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Dangers of Facebook Oversharing ~ Should Parents Post Pictures of Their Kids

You could be telling strangers exactly where you live when you share a picture on Facebook or Instagram. Phones or devices with GPS technology contain tags that reveal exactly where the picture was taken. Why do parents have to share EVERYTHING their children do on Facebook? How much is too much information when it comes to sharing on Facebook? When ...

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Say goodbye to online passwords?

The Google hackers trying to make passwords obsolete Remembering strings of letters and numbers could become a thing of the past – Google wants us to access devices and websites via watches and parts of our bodies. We may not have to remember a string of passwords to access devices, websites and mobile apps for much longer. Logging in will ...

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Kaspersky Security Network ~ Hybrid Protection AntiVirus

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Standard antivirus programs would need at least 4 hours to block (detect and record to a signature database) the more than 35,000 malicious programs that emerge every day. Alternative proactive methods and cloud technologies are required, in addition to traditional signatures, to ensure faster and more effective protection against the latest threats. That’s why Kaspersky Lab experts have come up ...

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Malware Warning: A Bot Going Around Facebook Chat, Skype, other IM services

Malware Warning: A bot Going Around Facebook Chat, Skype, other IM services

A newly discovered botnet is adding victims to its list by claiming to be an interesting video from a Facebook user. That’s nothing new. Here’s what makes this malware unique: it can spread via multiple instant messaging services, including Facebook Chat, Skype, Google Talk, Pidgin, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and even ICQ. The initial point of contact is Facebook ...

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Fighting Web Spam, Google Launches Update Targeting Webspam In Search Results

Google has announced that it is releasing a new search algorithm that it hopes will better catch people who spam its search results or purposely do things to rank better that are against Google’s publishers guidelines. Going live today, Google says it will impact about 3% of search queries. Google is launching an important algorithm change targeted at webspam. The ...

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Internet Security Better, Exploits Worse

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IBM said it found surprising improvements in Internet security such as a reduction in application security vulnerabilities, exploit code and spam, but it also noted that those improvements come with a price: Attackers have been forced to rethink their tactics. IBM’s security group, X-Force, released its 2011 Trend and Risk Report which surveys some 4,000 customers, and the report showed ...

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Katrina Kaif is India’s Most Dangerous Celebrity

Katrina Kaif is India’s most dangerous celeb

Katrina Kaif might be the sexiest woman alive to many, but for a popular computer security company, she is quite a catastrophe on the web. New Delhi, Dec 1: An internet security company named McAfee has conducted a survey that name of star Katrina Kaif when combined with words like ‘Free Downloads’ and ‘hot pictures’ expose computers to malicious devices ...

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Facebook Likejacking a Real Threat

Facebook Likejacking a Real Threat

“Likejacking” is gaining momentum on Facebook, and a new study shows that three out of every 20 videos on Facebook are fake. Symantec, a security company, recently analyzed “likejacking” scams on Facebook. The company sampled 3.5 million video posts from August 2, and found that 15 percent of the video posts were “likejacking” attacks. Likejacking comes from the term clickjacking— ...

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Can any browser be considered ‘safe’?

browsers tested were veritable social-malware sieves

Judging from the headlines appearing this week on tech Web sites, you’d guess anyone using a browser other than Internet Explorer was a fool. After all, IE version 9 scored a whopping 99.2 percent in NSS Labs’ worldwide test (PDF) of the ability of top browsers to detect socially engineered malware. IE 8 wasn’t far behind at 96 percent–the difference ...

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