Category: Security

Do Macs get viruses? | Do Macs need antivirus software: Why you (probably) need antivirus software for your Mac, and our Mac security FAQs

Do Macs get viruses? | Do Macs need antivirus software: Why you (probably) need antivirus software for your Mac, and our Mac security FAQs

Do Macs get viruses? And do Macs need antivirus software? macOS is inherently secure, but after various flaws and attacks in recent years – including scam websites and the SSL bug/Gotofail error – Mac users are understandably concerned. We explain why you (probably) need antivirus software for your Mac, and offer simple steps you can take to tighten up your […]

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Cyware Labs and Telangana government to train and make government employees “cyber-aware”

Cyware Labs and Telangana government to train and make government employees “cyber-aware”

Cyber security awareness platform Cyware Labs and the Telangana government on Thursday announced they would make the government employees “cyber-aware” to report suspicious cyber security incidents. Cyware Labs will deploy its cyber situational awareness and incident reporting solution ‘Cyware Enterprise System’ (CES) to educate the employees of the Telangana government about cyber-related issues. “Cyber attacks are no more fantasy but […]

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50,362 cyber security related incidents were logged in 2016, says CERT-In

50,362 cyber security related incidents were logged in 2016, says CERT-In

Over 50,300 cyber security incidents like phishing, website intrusions and defacements, virus and denial of service attacks were observed in the country during 2016, Parliament was informed today. “As per the information reported to and tracked by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), a total number of 44,679, 49,455 and 50,362 cyber security incidents were observed during the year 2014, […]

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A study indicates that cyber attacks took 20 percent of the company revenue in 2016

A study indicates that cyber attacks took 20 percent of the company revenue in 2016

Over one-third of organisations globally that experienced a cyber attack in 2016 registered a revenue loss of more than 20%, a new report has revealed. According to global networking giant Cisco’s annual report, ‘Annual Cybersecurity Report 2017’, more than 50% of organisations faced public scrutiny after a security breach. Operations and finance systems were the most affected, followed by brand […]

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76 iOS apps are vulnerable to attacks, user data can be easily stolen: Report

76 iOS apps are vulnerable to attacks, user data can be easily stolen: Report

A cybersecurity firm recently discovered a number of vulnerabilities in 76 iOS apps that could leave user information open to interception. Researchers at Sudo Security Group discovered that the way these 76 apps deal with encrypted communications was flawed. As ArsTechnica reports, the flaw will enable a hacker to introduce a ‘man-in-the-middle’ attack that can intercept and read user data. […]

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Researchers investigate security measures for quantum computers

Researchers investigate security measures for quantum computers

At a time when computing has become more vulnerable to hacking, researchers have uncovered clues that could help administrators protect quantum computing networks from external attacks. In their paper, published in the journal Science Advances, the researchers explained that not only traditional computer systems, which use zeros and ones, are vulnerable to hacking but also quantum computing, where bits of […]

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Hacker who hacked professional hacking company Cellebrite has just published its hacking tools

Hacker who hacked professional hacking company Cellebrite has just published its hacking tools

The hacker who hacked professional hacking company Cellebrite has just released a data dump containing some of Cellebrite’s hacking tools. Cellebrite’s name popped up in last year’s Apple vs FBI case where the FBI tried to compel Apple into building a custom firmware for the iPhone that would let the FBI access any locked iPhone at will. The FBI dropped the […]

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Experts believe CERT-Fin is good but cyber-security needs more focus

Experts believe CERT-Fin is good but cyber-security needs more focus

While welcoming the government’s move to establish the Computer Emergency Response Team for Financial Sector (CERT-Fin) to curb hacking and securing online data, cyber experts on Wednesday said much more is needed to be done in order to safeguard our computer networks and payment gateways as India aims to go digital. During his Union Budget 2017-18 speech in the Lok […]

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Budget 2017: Technology industry praises cybersecurity measures and digital economy initiatives

Budget 2017: Technology industry praises cybersecurity measures and digital economy initiatives

Technology based companies have appreciated government’s push for digital economy and cyber security measures announced in the Union budget today. Amid government’s push on digital transactions, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his budget speech today announced setting up of a Computer Emergency Response Team to strengthen security of the financial sector amid increasing incidents of cyber frauds. “The thrust on […]

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Government will set up a specialized agency to block cyber crimes

Government will set up a specialized agency to block cybercrimes

The Centre today informed the Supreme Court that it will set up a specialized agency mechanism to block and curb sharing of sexual offence videos on social networking platforms in order to check cybercrimes. A bench of justices M B Lokur and U U Lalit asked the Centre to specify the structure and functions of the agency or the institution […]

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Facebook introduces delegated recovery to secure accounts for third party services

Facebook introduces delegated recovery to secure accounts for third party services

Facebook has introduced a new method for recovering lost accounts for third party services through a method known as delegated recovery. The new feature is being introduced first for GitHub, and is planned to be rolled out to other third party services based on how well the process works for GitHub. Users can recover their lost GitHub accounts through Facebook […]

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Anonymous issues guide to hacking Trump’s beloved Android phone, and it’s easier than you might think

Anonymous issues guide to hacking Trump’s beloved Android phone, and it’s easier than you might think

US President Donald Trump is yet to give up his beloved Samsung Galaxy S3, his tweet machine. We’re sure that the S3 is causing sleepless nights for the CIA and they’re desperately trying to get him to give it up. Why? The Samsung Galaxy S3 is an ancient device by today’s standards, and, horror of horrors, it only supports Android […]

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Hackers take over a hotel’s computer system, lock guests in rooms and hold hotel to ransom

Hackers take over a hotel’s computer system, lock guests in rooms and hold hotel to ransom

We’ve all seen those movies where hackers need just a laptop and an internet connection to take over the world and disrupt our lives. It’s likely that we’ve also dismissed all those movies as fanciful, but for a hotel in Austria that flight of imagination turned into a frustrating reality. The Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt, a 4-star hotel situated beside a lake […]

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52 percent cyber crime victims fail to recover the lost money, says Kaspersky Lab

52 percent cyber crime victims fail to recover the lost money, says Kaspersky Lab

More than half (52 percent) of internet users globally who have lost their money at the hands of cyber criminals have only got some, or none, of their stolen funds back, a new research from Kaspersky Lab revealed on Friday. With the variety and sophistication of online financial threats against consumers growing, losses from online fraud, identity theft and hacking […]

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Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will now mark unencrypted connections as ‘not secure’

Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will now mark unencrypted connections as ‘not secure’

Further securing the world wide web are browsers Firefox and Chrome. The two browsers will now mark all HTTP sites as not secure and use a more prominent visual indicator for the same. The update will be available in Firefox 51 and Chrome 56, both of which must have automatically rolled out to most users by now. HTTP is the […]

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Google will block .js attachments in Gmail from February 13

Google will block .js attachments in Gmail from February 13

Google has announced that it will stop allowing .js attachments in Gmail starting from February 13, 2017. A message will appear alerting the user of the security risk associated with sending .js attachments. Users will still be able to send .js files over email using Google Drive or Google Cloud Storage. When a recipient downloads .js files from these sources, […]

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Kaspersky Lab says India is at risk of security attacks because of poorly secured infrastructure

Kaspersky Lab says India is at risk of security attacks because of poorly secured infrastructure

There is a rise in the number of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure in India and it will not stop as most of the sectors are poorly protected, a top executive from the global internet security giant Kaspersky lab said here on Wednesday. After the demonetisation move, the drive to digitisation has accelerated, bringing to the fore the concerns for […]

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Raisina Dialogue Diaries: Lessons for dealing with threats to and from cyberspace

Raisina Dialogue Diaries: Lessons for dealing with threats to and from cyberspace

In 2017, and to kick things off with something of a truism, the threats to and from cyberspace are of major concern to States, organisations (from major corporations to NGOs) and individuals. With almost everything from your mobile phones and computers to nuclear power plants and air traffic control connected to the ‘International Internet of Important Things’ (an attribution shall […]

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Your heartbeat may replace passwords of your health records

Your heartbeat may replace passwords of your health records

A patient’s own heartbeat may be soon used as the password to access electronic health records, say scientists who developed a low-cost technique to protect personal data. “The cost and complexity of traditional encryption solutions prevent them being directly applied to telemedicine or mobile healthcare,” said Zhanpeng Jin, assistant professor at Binghamton University in the US. “Those systems are gradually […]

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Malware capable of stealing money or valuable financial information increased by 23 per cent

Malware capable of stealing money or valuable financial information increased by 23 per cent

The number of users that encountered malware, capable of stealing money or valuable financial information, reached 3,19,000 in the fourth quarter of 2016 globally — 22.49 per cent more than in the same period in 2015, global internet security giant Kaspersky Lab reported on Monday. An increase in the number of attacks was spotted during Black Friday, Cyber Monday and […]

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