Facebook Partners with Kaspersky to Launch a new Malware Removal Tool

Facebook Partners with Kaspersky to Launch a new Malware Removal Tool

Facebook is the world’s largest online social network, which makes it a very attractive target for hackers and other malevolent parties. We’ve talked about quite a few Facebook scams here on Technology Personalized, so by now you probably know that these are quite serious, as there is a big risk of getting your computer infected with malware if you fall prey. There […]

     
 
 

This New Password Reset Scam Allows One to Hack Your Email With Minimal Details

This New Password Reset Scam Allows One to Hack Your Email With Minimal Details

Security firm Symantec is warning us about a new scam wherein vicious minds are tricking users into turning their webmail account access. The attack devised by the hackers requires only an email address and assorted phone number in order to pull this trick. This new scam affects all popular webmail services including Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo among others. In what […]

     
 
 

Serious iPhone Security Flaw Could Allow Hackers to Steal All Your Passwords

Serious iPhone Security Flaw Could Allow Hackers to Steal All Your Passwords

No matter how many security precautions one doesn’t take, there’s still the risk of being hacked or having your information exposed to malevolent parties. The most recent event which comes to my mind is when Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab got hacked, a reputed maker of antivirus software. It seems that the hackers have gone as far as to steal certificates from […]

     
 
 

LastPass Says Its Network Has Been Breached, Change Your Master Password Right Now

LastPass Says Its Network Has Been Breached, Change Your Master Password Right Now

LastPass, the popular online password manager announced last night in a blog post that its network has been breached and that hackers managed to glean its users personal data including email addresses, and password reminders. The company notes that hackers couldn’t manage to make access to the encrypted users vault data, which is a great relief. The company says that […]

     
 
 

Know if Any Rogue App/Service is Spying on You with Micro Snitch

Know if Any Rogue App/Service is Spying on You with Micro Snitch

Try as we might, there’s always the risk for our devices to become infected or the target of a hacker’s attack. And what’s even worse, there are situations when we won’t even be aware of that happening. I am telling you from my experience, as my Gmail account has been hacked a couple of times. Another common type of security […]

     
 
 

New Android Malware Hijacks your Phone Even When it’s Off

New Android Malware Hijacks your Phone Even When it’s Off

There are many security risks that could affect your phone when you are accessing the internet, most of all. And you’d think that once you have closed your device, there’s nothing else that could harm your phone. But it seems that the next time you turn off your Android phone, you might want take the battery out to be sure […]

     
 
 

Lenovo’s ‘Superfish’ Adware: What to do if You’re Affected

Lenovo’s ‘Superfish’ Adware: What to do if You’re Affected

Recently, there’s been a lot of great news for Lenovo (including the purchase of Motorola from Google) and it seemed that the company was on the right path to become an even more trustworthy OEM for consumers. But now the Chinese multinational stands accused of allegedly shipping Windows laptops with software that inserts ads into search results and which is even capable […]

     
 
 

A Simple WhatsApp Hack Lets Anyone Stalk You Bypassing Privacy Settings

A Simple WhatsApp Hack Lets Anyone Stalk You Bypassing Privacy Settings

Popular free messaging WhatsApp is being used by millions of people everyday, and most of us don’t think too much of the security behind the service. The Facebook-owned company has recently enabled encrypted communication, but it seems that this wasn’t enough to ensure that service to be bulletproof against hackers who want to break in and have access to your […]

     
 
 

7 Urgent Steps to Take in a Hacked Email Situation

7 Urgent Steps to Take in a Hacked Email Situation

Your friends and family say you’re spamming them with random links. You can’t access your email account anymore. It looks like even your Facebook, Twitter and other social network accounts have been hacked, too. So what is there to do? You probably got your email hacked, and it happens most often than you’d be tempted to think it does. The […]

 
     
 
 

Micromax Responds to Adware Accusations; Promises Quick Resolution

Micromax Responds to Adware Accusations; Promises Quick Resolution

Just a couple of days back, some users of Indian smartphone giant, Micromax, were up in arms on web forums alleging the company to be serving crapware on their mobile handsets. The issue was first reported on a Reddit thread, where the user claimed that Micromax is automatically installing several apps without his consent. The company has now issued a […]