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WhatsApp rolls out a new feature to combat fake news on its platform

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Facebook-owned IM WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature that'll help combat fake news and spread of wrong information among users. The moves comes after concerns raised by the government of India to curb fake news on the platform. Hence, the company has added a...

Cradle CEO dies after his smartphone exploded while charging

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In yet another incident of smartphone-related deaths, Cradle CEO Nazrin Hassan becomes the latest victim of an exploding smartphone. Sources close to Hassan have claimed that one of his smartphones exploded while charging, and he was killed by a flying shrapnel that hit his...

Intel processors now affected by new flaw called Lazy FP State Restore

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Intel processors have reportedly been affected by a new flaw, dubbed as the Lazy FP State Restore, patches for which are already in the works. Though unlike the infamous Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, the latest issue is thankfully not a hardware issue and is...

Redmorph Privacy and Security App for Android devices now available in India

Post the launch of Redmorph in the United States of America, the company announced its entry into the market of India with its app “The Ultimate Privacy and Security Solution”, which is the security and privacy app of the company, has designed for its...

OnePlus finally responds to credit card disputes from customers

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Over 70 customers have reported fraudulent charges on the credit card they had used to make purchases from OnePlus' official website. A post on the company's official forums revealed that 73 customers have reported instances of unsual credit card transactions on cards they used...

Nvidia rolls out updates for Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilties

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Nvidia has just released new updates to mitigate Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. The company also notes that while NVidia's hardware compnoents are not affected these glitches, however, drivers do need be updated to avoid any potential security threat. Nvidia further stated that users will be...

Petya Ransomware attack: How to defend against it

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Following the WannaCry ransomware fiasco, the Internet is victimized by another ransomware called Petya. However, this nasty worm seems to be primarily targeting business and enterprise infrastructure in Europe. The attack was believed to be specifically targeted at Ukraine, but it gradually clawed its...

New Cloak and Dagger exploit allows full control over an Android device, and remains stealthy

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Security researchers at UC Santa Barbara have found a new vulnerability in Android which affects all versions of the OS. Known as cloak and dagger attacks, the exploit allows hackers to get full control of a user's device without getting detected. Researchers describe cloak...

WhatsApp end-to-end encryption: Things you need to know

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WhatsApp end-to-end encryption has gained a lot of attention from users as well the government. Recently a petition was filed by a WhatsApp user to ban its use. However, the request was turned down and the app is running successfully in India. Recently, many other companies...

Gartner identifies top 10 Security technologies to battle cyber security

Analyst firm Gartner has listed top 10 security technologies which should be adopted by the organizations to win the cybersecurity battle in 2016. There is an estimate that globally, by the end of 2019, data breaches could cost us an approximate $21.1 trillion, and that’s...

Indian government may ban WhatsApp for implementing 256 bits end-to-end encryption

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WhatsApp efforts to impress its users by encrypting communication on the platform may put it at odds with Indian authorities. There is a particular communications law in India that prohibits private companies from exceeding a certain level of data encryption unless they have government...

Consumers install apps without being aware of the consequences, says Kaspersky Labs research report

Kaspersky Lab, in the recently published "Are you cyber savvy?" research report, has revealed that consumers are installing a wide range of apps on their smartphones and tablets without being aware of the potential consequences and security hazards. While nearly 63% of consumers neglect to...

Facebook Bug Bounty program awards over Rs. 5 crores to Indian security researchers

Indian researchers have received over Rs. 5 Crores from Facebook for finding bugs on its platform under Facebook's Bug Bounty program. Around 205 security researchers from India has contributed since the starting of this program in 2011 and ranks on top in list right now. Companies...

Kaspersky Lab reports Love was big business for cyber criminals and Spammers

Valentine's Day means not only spreading of love messages but also big business for cyber criminals. Nowadays, many online retailers run special sale during the first few days of February by offering over-priced flowers and a box of soft-centred chocolates at rock bottom prices. According...

Instagram offers Two-Factor Authentication for Customers who care more for security

Instagram users may have experienced the new way to login to their photo-sharing accounts. In fact, the news that a two-factor authentication has been implemented was only confirmed by the Facebook-owned company after users started to notice the change. In order to access your Instagram...