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 […]

     
 
 

Users Accuse Micromax of Installing Adware on its Devices

Users Accuse Micromax of Installing Adware on its Devices

I firmly believe that when we buy a tech product and we pay entirely for it, then it should be ours in totality and we should be allowed to do whatever we want with it. That’s why I never liked gadgets that come preloaded with a bunch of bloatware, because I was feeling that my product was somehow altered. But […]

     
 
 

Point Brings Surveillance-free Security to Homes

Point Brings Surveillance-free Security to Homes    

There are so many home security systems out there, that it is pretty hard for the average consumers to decide which one is the bet of them all. And truth be told, there isn’t one that we could unanimously agree on being the best. Each of them has its ups and downs and it’s good that there’s a wide range […]

     
 
 

$149 Homeboy Secures your Home with Cameras That Stick to Walls

$149 Homeboy Secures your Home with Cameras That Stick to Walls

There are plenty home security systems to choose right now, but if you’re looking for something that’s really easy to install, let’s talk about Homeboy. Touted as ‘the world’s most accessible home security system’, this new product is a self-contained security system that runs on your existing Wi-Fi network, is completely wire-free, and doesn’t additional hardware to be set up. Homeboy lasts […]

     
 
 

Xiaomi Responds to Indian Air Force Circular Branding it a Security Threat

Xiaomi Responds to Indian Air Force Circular Branding it a Security Threat

Earlier today, a report from The Sunday Standard started making rounds on the Twitterverse citing Indian Air Force (IAF) circular branding Xiaomi a security threat. The circular was apparently sent by IAF to its personnel and their family members, warning them not to use the handsets and devices manufactured by the emerging tech giant. Xiaomi has responded by dismissing the […]

     
 
 

Dropbox Hacked; Over 7 Million Accounts Allegedly Compromised

Dropbox Hacked; Over 7 Million Accounts Allegedly Compromised

Before you go through the details, go to your Dropbox accounts and immediately change your passwords. It looks like there’s a massive security breach at Dropbox. A user on Reddit has linked to a posting on PasteBin (which we won’t link to) which contains over 400 usernames and passwords in plain text, with almost 7 million others pipped to follow […]

     
 
 

Consumers Carelessly Use Free Wi-Fi With no Regard for Their Privacy, Says Report

Consumers Carelessly Use Free Wi-Fi With no Regard for Their Privacy, Says Report

According to a recent F-Secure investigation, it seems that consumers don’t care too much for their privacy & security when connecting to free, public Wi-Fi hotspots. The security firm conducted an investigation on the streets of London and discovered that consumers carelessly use public Wi-Fi without regard for their personal privacy. The experiment involved setting up a ‘poisoned’ Wi-Fi hotspot where unsuspecting […]

     
 
 

How to Protect Against Phishing in 4 Easy Steps

How to Protect Against Phishing in 4 Easy Steps

Today’s article will be focused on phishing scams and how to protect against them. Many of you may have already heard the term several times, but let’s make sure we all know what it exactly refers to. The best way to describe a phishing scam is when you get an email or a message, and this one looks like it […]

     
 
 

This Pocket-sized Router Project Uses TOR to Protect your WiFi Traffic

This Pocket-sized Router Project Uses TOR to Protect your WiFi Traffic

Privacy and security concerns are affecting more and more people, especially after the disclosures of whistleblower Edward Snowden. At the time, he advised the public to use encryption in order to keep out prying eyes. As a result, a lot of tools and product have been created to meet this purpose and we’ve seen even a smartphone getting created especially fo […]