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Critical security vulnerability detected in top antivirus apps

27 Apr 2020

Critical security vulnerability detected in top antivirus apps

From Kaspersky to Quick Heal, all antivirus programs take out malicious programs well before they compromise the whole PC.

20 million Aptoide app store users compromised in data leak

19 Apr 2020

20 million Aptoide app store users compromised in data leak

In a shocking development, personal data of more than 20 million users of Aptoide, a third-party store for Android applications, has been leaked online.

Microsoft Surface Neo and Windows 10X launch postponed beyond 2020

10 Apr 2020

Microsoft Surface Neo and Windows 10X launch postponed beyond 2020

If you were planning to buy a dual-screen Windows 10X-powered device, you might have to wait until next year.

Hackers are mysteriously stealing from PayPal accounts for online shopping

25 Feb 2020

Hackers are mysteriously stealing from PayPal accounts for online shopping

PayPal, one of the biggest payment platforms in the world, has been marred by a major, albeit unknown, security flaw.

Hackers can wipe your WordPress site with this plugin flaw

19 Feb 2020

Hackers can wipe your WordPress site with this plugin flaw

If you use WordPress as a tool to manage the content of your website, we recommend updating a particular plugin on the platform (if in use) right away.

#BugAlert: Don't update! Windows 10 hides your personal files

17 Feb 2020

#BugAlert: Don't update! Windows 10 hides your personal files

Microsoft is just not getting a grip on Windows 10 and its issues.

Nearly 200 malicious add-ons detected in Firefox, now removed

25 Jan 2020

Nearly 200 malicious add-ons detected in Firefox, now removed

Mozilla has been trying to make privacy its calling card to get people to ditch Google for Firefox.

A hacker leaked passwords of over 5 lakh IoT devices

21 Jan 2020

A hacker leaked passwords of over 5 lakh IoT devices

With the rise of internet-connected devices, from phones and televisions to 'smart' lights, hackers now have new targets to breach into people's homes, harass them in horrifying ways.

Several high-profile YouTubers hacked in massive attack: Details here

26 Sep 2019

Several high-profile YouTubers hacked in massive attack: Details here

If you are a YouTuber with a subscriber count large enough to make significant money, better secure your channel!

Data of most Ecuadorean citizens leaked, including 6.7 million children

17 Sep 2019

Data of most Ecuadorean citizens leaked, including 6.7 million children

In a shocking development, a major security breach has been reported which has leaked personal data of almost the entire population of Ecuador online.

14-year-old creates dangerous malware, starts bricking thousands of IoT devices

27 Jun 2019

14-year-old creates dangerous malware, starts bricking thousands of IoT devices

In a strange case, a 14-year-old kid has created a dangerous strain of malware, a program that is spreading in the wild and bricking devices worldwide.

GoDaddy shutters over 15,000 subdomains linked to online scams

30 Apr 2019

GoDaddy shutters over 15,000 subdomains linked to online scams

In a major crackdown, popular web hosting service GoDaddy has taken down more than 15,000 sub-domains connected to online scams.

A puppy drone as town's mascot? That's Japan for you

22 Apr 2019

A puppy drone as town's mascot? That's Japan for you

We all love dogs; they are cute, adorable, and are the perfect companions.

Hackers sold personal, financial data on Facebook groups: Here's how

07 Apr 2019

Hackers sold personal, financial data on Facebook groups: Here's how

Facebook has been promising enhanced security, but its privacy-related debacles are not coming to an end.

Watch out! Hackers are exploiting WordPress sites to spread malware

30 Mar 2019

Watch out! Hackers are exploiting WordPress sites to spread malware

Next time, when you click on a link served via email, better look at the website it is redirecting you to - as it may install a ransomware/malware on your PC.

New ransomware locks PCs until PewDiePie gets 100 million subscribers

22 Mar 2019

New ransomware locks PCs until PewDiePie gets 100 million subscribers

PewDiePie fans are taking his 'battle of subscribers' against T-Series way too seriously.

UIDAI denies claims of Aadhaar data breach on Indane's systems

25 Mar 2018

UIDAI denies claims of Aadhaar data breach on Indane's systems

The UIDAI has denied the claims of an Aadhaar data breach on the systems run by state-owned utility company Indane.

711 million email accounts susceptible to malignant spambot

31 Aug 2017

711 million email accounts susceptible to malignant spambot

One of the biggest spamming operations of its kind, involving 711.5 million email addresses, has been discovered by a malware researcher.

Data breach: Verizon's 14 million customer records compromised

13 Jul 2017

Data breach: Verizon's 14 million customer records compromised

As per reports by ZDNet, an employee at Nice Systems (Verizon's customer service operator), exposed 14 million residential customer records of the past 6 months on an unguarded Amazon server.