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Security KISS review

SecurityKISS VPN Review – Does it work?

The name may sound a bit odd to some, but according to the home page of SecurityKISS VPN, the KISS stands for Keep It Smart and Simple. The VPN cum proxy is a simple interface that claims to protect your […]

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What are Spambots? How to deal with them?

This post will tell you what are Spambots and how you can  deal with them. In a line, Spambots are responsible for all that junk in your mail! Read on to find out what they are, how they work and […]

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Detekt: Free anti-surveillance software for Windows

Have you ever thought of your Windows PC being monitored by someone else? Yes that’s a really a bad thought and if you suspect something like that, then you must be sure about your computer – whether it is safe […]

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Types of Cybercrime Acts and Preventive Measures

In our last article on Cybercrime, we saw what cybercrime is and how one could take certain basic steps to prevent it from happening to you. Today we will go a bit more in detail and see the types of Cybercrime. […]

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What is Cybercrime? How to deal with it?

Any crime committed by means of or by using a computer and an internet connection or computer technology is known as Cybercrime. There is not just a single aspect to the definition of cybercrime. The crime can be anything. It […]

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Your Antivirus protection has expired. What next?

The discussion around anti-malware programs generate much heat than light. This makes it necessary for us to have at least some brief idea about the virus fighting software and shun any wrong notions we have about them, if any. First, […]

Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for Windows 8

Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for Windows

BitDefender Labs has released Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for Windows PC. The tool was already available for Mac systems, but a beta version of this tool is now available as a free download for Windows systems. Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool […]

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Suppress Ask Toolbar, McAfee Security Scan and other Java offers

Attentive Windows users may have noticed that, during installation or while updating Java, it offers to install the Ask Search app or McAfee Security Scan Plus on your computer, with a pre-checked box. If you are careful, you will probably uncheck […]

What are Exploits and Exploit Kits

What are Exploits and Exploit Kits?

We have seen what is meant by Security Vulnerabilities in computer parlance. Today we will see what is an Exploit and what are Exploit Kits. When a vulnerability is detected, an exploit follows, until a patch is issued to address […]

What is Vulnerability

What is Vulnerability in computer security?

Most computer users must have heard of the three terms: Vulnerability, Exploits, and Exploit Kits. You may also know what they mean. Today we will see what are Security Vulnerabilities. What is a Security Vulnerability A computer security Vulnerability is […]

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SSL 3.0 is dead! Secure your Browser against the Poodle Attack

Using a vulnerability in the SSL 3.0, attackers can inject malicious code into your computer and compromise it. They can also compromise web hosting servers using the same SSL 3.0. Most browsers still support SSL3, as most web servers still […]

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Security & Identity Protection improvements in Windows 10

Today, we find that an increasingly number of people are storing their work files, to a personal email or a cloud account, requiring a username and password for login. This simple login makes your personal cloud accounts susceptible to hacking […]

How do you tell if your computer has a virus

How do you tell if your computer has a virus

How do you tell if your Windows computer has a virus and infected? Seriously! You have an  antivirus software installed and you go about using the computer with the feeling that it is well-protected and hence malware-free. But maybe, just maybe, […]

Trend Micro Anti-Threat Tool Kit windos 8

Trend Micro Anti-Threat Tool Kit: Removes Boot, MBR malware too

Trend Micro Anti-Threat Toolkit (ATTK) is a new malware support tool that replaces the System Information Collector (SIC) Tool. This standalone software can be pretty useful as a second-opinion on-demand antivirus scanner, if you suspect that your main security software […]

digital-footprints

What are Digital Footprints and how to stay safe?

Digital Footprints or Digital Traces or Digital Shadow is the information you leave behind when surfing the Internet on a computer or phone. You might already be aware of Cookies – the small files containing information about the websites you visit […]

Antivirus protection for Surface

Antivirus protection for Surface 3. Is it needed?

If you have a new Microsoft Surface tablet you may be concerned about how secure your data would be and if you needed to install antivirus protection. You may also wonder if there were any free security or antivirus software […]

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Windows Defender on Windows Server 10

Windows Server 10 will ship with Windows Defender. Microsoft has updated its TechNet Library to reflect this position, since Windows Server Technical Preview now includes Windows Defender. As all of us know, Windows Defender is the free malware protection software […]

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Steps to secure OneDrive Account

The iCloud breach that happened few days ago, left everyone wondering how safe are their online vaults – the remote storage systems that they have been using to store their photos and documents. Hacking is common, and will always be […]

Security Trends in Financial Services

Security Trends in Financial Services

Pandemic fear of cyber-attacks has led banking and financial organizations to work more towards providing their customers with better solutions, that use latest technologies. This, in turn has led to increased spending on regulatory compliance, plus development of firm IT […]

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