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Thursday, 1 Sep 2016

Dropbox users with accounts created in mid-2012 have been advised to change their passwords

Dropbox users with accounts created in mid-2012 have been advised to change their passwords

Last week, Dropbox users with accounts created in mid-2012 received an email from the company, which informed them to change their passwords the next time they log into their accounts. This move was positioned as a “preventive measure”; however, there are darker inklings behind all this.

Wednesday, 6 Apr 2016

WhatsApp begins end-to-end encryption for its services

WhatsApp begins end-to-end encryption for its services

The encryption is in full force, and it protects calls, messages, attachments, and media content sent by fellow users in group chats and one-to-one conversation.

Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016

Sparkle updater in many Mac apps leaves apps vulnerable to hijacks

Sparkle updater in many Mac apps leaves apps vulnerable to hijacks

A large number of Mac apps have been found to be vulnerable to man-in-the-middle type attacks, no thanks to a vulnerability in the third-party software framework the apps use to receive updates.

Monday, 21 Dec 2015

Google Chrome will stop supporting poorly secured sites soon

Google Chrome will stop supporting poorly secured sites soon

Does your favorite shopping site use SHA-1 certificates for securing information transmitted over the World Wide Web? Google claims that it’s unsafe, and their Chrome browser will not support sites with SHA-1 SSL certificates.

Thursday, 19 Nov 2015

Amazon now provides two-factor authentication

Amazon now provides two-factor authentication

If you shop online, it's a safe bet that Amazon is one of the online retailers you get stuff from. If so, you really should enable Amazon's new two factor authentication on your account. Hop on in and we'll show you how.

Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014

Flight MH370 News Exploited by Cybercriminals, Online Threats Circulating

Flight MH370 News Exploited by Cybercriminals, Online Threats Circulating

Trend Micro reported that last Friday, scammers exploited the news of flight MH370 to incite Facebook users to hit a malicious link. Although the spoofed site has since been taken down, Trend Micro is advising users to stay alert, and exercise caution before clicking on any shared links.

Friday, 19 Jul 2013

Tumblr Issues Security Patch for iOS App

Tumblr Issues Security Patch for iOS App

Tumblr, the popular microblogging and social networking portal, has released an emergency patch for its iOS application. The patch will address "an issue that allowed passwords to be compromised in certain circumstance." For precaution, the company also advised users to change their passwords.

Thursday, 14 Feb 2013

FIDO Alliance Officially Launched with Aim to Reinvent Passwords

FIDO Alliance Officially Launched with Aim to Reinvent Passwords

The FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance has been officially launched and it aims to establish an open standard for online authentication in order to create a seamless and stronger system for users. Its pioneering members include major corporations like Lenovo and PayPal.

Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013

Security Flaws in UPnP Expose Millions of Networked Devices to Remote Attacks

Security Flaws in UPnP Expose Millions of Networked Devices to Remote Attacks

Security experts from Rapid7 have recommended disabling the UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) protocol on network-enabled devices. This is to prevent hackers from exploiting inherent flaws in the UPnP protocol to gain unauthorized access to their networks remotely.

Monday, 21 Jan 2013

Oracle's Latest Security Patch for Java Not 100% Foolproof

Oracle's Latest Security Patch for Java Not 100% Foolproof

Last week, Oracle released an out-of-band emergency update to address vulnerability issues in its Java software framework. However, its efforts seemed in vain as security researchers pointed out that new vulnerabilities had been found as the patch failed to address the root cause of the problem.

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