Federal Trade Commission All Set to Bring In New Children Privacy Rules

December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Children’s privacy has been in the focus for some time now and FTC was under a lot of pressure to implement new rules that would favor the online safety of children. There were a lot of discussions in this regard and FTC were eager to move ahead. However, major internet companies like Google, Facebook, Yahoo, etc. were not ready to make changes to the privacy policy. This led to a lot of friction and tension and privacy experts were starting to get quite vocal about how the FTC is indirectly being controlled by these private companies. Finally, FTC seems to have taken a stand. The organization is now all set to implement a new rule set that will ensure a higher degree of privacy protection for children. Read more…

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Economical Spam Texting Facilitated By New Android Malware

December 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Hackers have always found Android to be a very easy and convenient target, considering the open source nature of its code. It is not surprising that there are a number of malware infested apps, with a wide range of capabilities, available for Android. The simple stop cookies/tracking online option will not work if you have to escape the clutches of these advanced malware. Recently, an online security company Cloudmark, discovered that hackers are using a new type of malware for spam texting. This malware was not only convenient to use and allowed the hackers a greater degree of control, but also proved to be a more economical option to the miscreants. This article will take you through the details of that malware and its effects. Read more…

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Mobile Malware Situation Set To Go Downhill in 2013

December 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Of late, especially in the year 2012, hackers and other cybercriminals have been targeting mobile devices more than your regular computers and servers. This move is understandable considering the rise of mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and other handheld gadgets. People also use these devices more often than they use their computers. So, hackers and cybercriminals obviously have a better hit rate while targeting mobile devices. Just at a time when you thought that this situation could not get worse, online security services vendor Eset has claimed that the mobile malware situation will get worse in 2013. Read more…

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Mouse Movement Tracking Facilitated by a Security Flaw in Internet Explorer

December 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Microsoft’s latest version of the Internet Explorer has been in the news for both good and bad reasons since its release. Being one of the leading browsers in the world, consumers expect it to be very safe and secure. The ongoing tussle between online advertising companies and Microsoft about enabling ‘Do Not Track’ option by default has instilled a sense of security among its users. But when everything seemed good, a security flaw in the browser has been unearthed. Reportedly, this security flaw allows cybercriminals to track the mouse movements of the user. In a time when users want to stop cookies/tracking online at any cost, this seems like a grave error on the part of Microsoft developers. Read more…

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Free Proxy Launched By TorrentReactor to Overcome Torrents Page Censorship

December 14, 2012 1 comment

Online censorship is becoming a very big problem and it is curtailing your right to freedom. Countries like China, and most recently Russia, have set up exclusive bodies that regulate the online content delivered to the citizens. Torrent sites are one of the hot targets as the common perception is that torrent sites deliver copyrighted content for free, violating copyright laws. This is the reason why governments do not even think twice before banning torrent sites. While this is bad news for torrent companies, leading torrent company TorrentReactor seems to have decided to take a stand. The company has launched a free proxy that will help the users to overcome the online censorship barriers. Read more…

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Only 15% of Malware Detected by Google’s Malware Scanner

December 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Android is the most widely used mobile operating system in the world and it has garnered billions of dollars in profit for Google. While it is highly popular, one of the biggest concerns about Android is that it is not a safe operating system. Since Android is open source and not copyright protected, the source code is available for everyone to work with. Hackers have taken a liking to this fact. Also the fact that it is the most widely used OS helps. So, hackers have produced malware exclusively for Google’s Android, which has proven to be extensively damaging. Read more…

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Online Shopping and the Hidden Dangers Associated With It

December 12, 2012 1 comment

Online shopping is a convenience that most people prefer over going to the stores personally and buying the products they need. Online shopping websites also offer a number of convenient services, just to ensure that your online shopping experience is better and you come back to the same site the next time you shop online. Consumers are aware of the fact that there are a few risks associated with online shopping . But not many people know that online shopping can get a lot more dangerous if they let their guard down. There are a number of hidden risks associated with it and if you are not careful, you might get scammed. This article will introduce you to some of the hidden risks of online shopping. Read more…

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