North Korea Targeting Defectors with Android Malware Attacks

North Korea Targeting Defectors with Android Malware Attacks

With most malware campaigns, the goal is to infect as many people as possible. That’s not the case with the latest attack uncovered by researchers at McAfee. The company’s mobile research team reports that North Korea has been caught tinkering with Android malware again, but this time it’s using both Facebook and Google Play to […]

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Samsung Pay – How secure is it?

Samsung Pay – How secure is it?

Samsung Pay eliminates the need to carry physical cards. All the cards (so far only a few initially in India) can be stored in the Samsung Pay app. The first advantage is that the user does not have to hand over the card to the merchant. The phone remains in the customer’s hand. The Samsung […]

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Ransomware attack hits 99 countries with UK hospitals among targets

Ransomware attack hits 99 countries with UK hospitals among targets

The NHS is working to bring its systems back online after it became the highest-profile victim of a global ransomware attack and faced renewed concern about the strength of its infrastructure. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said teams were “working round the clock” in response to the attack, which saw operations cancelled, ambulances diverted, […]

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ICANN were hacked in late November

Global Internet authority ICANN that allocates IP addresses and domain names for the Internet has reportedly been hacked. According to The Verge, the US-administered non-profit has said that its internal systems were breached following a spear phishing attack in late November. The unsuspecting employees gave up their credentials after they received e-mails from the organisation’s […]

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Facebook goes down, users in shock without it.

THE world’s popular social networking site of Facebook went down tonight across the world, “Something went wrong” with Facebook leaving users unable to log in. Users hit Twitter to express their angst about Facebook being down, after they got this error message from Facebook. The outage hit its desktop website, smartphone and tablet apps. The […]

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IIT Delhi graduate develops tools to counter cyber attacks

Sanjam Garg, a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, has won the 2013 Doctoral Dissertation Award for developing a technique to protect against cyber attacks. He will receive the award presented by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and its $20,000 prize at the annual ACM awards banquet on June 21, in San […]

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Google launches new Helpouts app for iOS

Google has reportedly launched Helpouts app for iOS. According to TC, Helpouts for iOS works like Helpouts on the web, offering users the ability to connect to any of the free video chats made available on the Google-powered platform. Helpouts was introduced last year by Google to let people connect with experts for paid or […]

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Public urged to reset all passwords:Heart Bleed SSL Bug

Several tech firms are urging people to change all their passwords after the discovery of a major security flaw. The Yahoo blogging platform Tumblr has advised the public to “change your passwords everywhere – especially your high-security services like email, file storage and banking”. Security advisers have given similar warnings about the Heartbleed Bug. It follows news that […]

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