Posts under Security tag.

Expired PC Software

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, […]

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Dangers of free public WiFi hotspots

Nowadays free Wi-Fi is available almost everywhere – in Cafe’s, Hotels, Offices – and even on the streets and general public places. Who does not get tempted to use free WiFi to check their mail and social media updates? Well, […]

Am I being watched

How To Avoid Being Watched Through Your Own Computer

Am I being watched through my Computer webcam? Is this a question that is troubling you? Well, most offices, IT people keep on sniffing the data packets on the network to see what is going on in the network. Some […]

What is BYON

Bring Your Own Network (BYON) … Seriously?

We are living in an era where the IT departments of businesses are still trying to fit in the Bring your Own Device or BYOD model in a secure arena. In our article on BYOD implementations, we talked of two […]

Bash Vulnerability

What is ShellShock or Bash Vulnerability?

Bash is the basic shell of UNIX, a language that is used on many platforms: from different web hosting servers to modems, toys etc. If you are a Windows user, you need not fear ShellShock vulnerability as the chances of […]

Sandboxie

SandBoxie: Run Programs in a secured environment on Windows

Sandboxie is great program designed for the Windows operating system for protecting the computer from any malicious program and prevent them from making changes to the system files. The application allows user to run programs like browser, PDF, Word, Excel […]

ScanNow Repoort

ScanNow UPnP: Check for vulnerable Networks for Devices

A recent research revealed security flaws in the UPnP Protocol, used by the devices like Routers, Printers, etc. Of course the flaws put the user data at a risk of getting stolen or spying. ScanNow is a free tool that […]

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Free software to lock Windows using USB Pen Drive

Protecting your computer with a USB has always been an additional feature for securing your Windows computer. If you leave your PC alone for short intervals, then using a USB for locking your Windows PC is recommended for you, as […]

How to secure your WiFi

Tips To Secure Your WiFi Network – Who Is On My WiFi Review

Though routers come with their own security features, it is not impossible to hack into others’ routers. Once someone gains access to someone else’s wireless router, he or she can not only use their bandwidth but also gain access to […]

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Take care, FileHippo starts offering downloads via Installers!

Among the safest popular download site which users trusted blindly to download software was FileHippo. But this looks about to change! FileHippo.com has started offering software downloads along with their Download Manager, which will offer to install 3rd-party software. With […]

Windows Phone 8.1 Security Features

New Security Features in Windows Phone 8.1

The Windows Phone operating system is secure. But Windows Phone 8.1 goes several steps further and offers several security features that are useful to the home user as well as the enterprise user. All devices need to be safe and […]

Heartbleed Bug

What is Heartbleed Bug and How to Protect yourself and Stay Safe?

Nearly 70 percent of traffic on the Internet employs OpenSSL to secure the data transfers. That translates into almost all the major servers (read: websites) use OpenSSL to secure your data such as login credentials. However, someone from Google found […]

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Script Defender: Security extension for a safer Chrome

Selecting the best and safest Chrome extensions has always been uncertain. I personally select the Chrome extension on the basis of its ratings and number of users but seeing recent reports of Chrome extensions injecting adware into web pages, one […]

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How to prevent Automatic Sign-in after installing Windows Updates

It is well evident that after installing Windows Updates, Windows may makes a system-initiated automatic restart for the computer. Now if  a Windows 8.1 system makes a restart, the last logged in user, gets automatically logged in. Thus as far as security […]

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