Beware of Fake Twitter Administration Mails

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Well, its here as well  after spoofing emails of popular social networking sites like facebook, orkut, etc spammers have now hit upon Twitter. In a recent development, emails are appearing across the internet trying to spoof  Twitter’s Administrative communication. Although they would probably be picked up as spam by most email applications, just be cautious and aware that such a thing is happening.

As with many other phishing and spam emails, this one to appears genuine at the outset, but a quick hovering over the URL reveals the true picture and moreover Twitter would not send anything like . . . → Read More: Beware of Fake Twitter Administration Mails

How To Disable Photo Geotagging in Samsung Galaxy

Turn off Geo Tagging in Samsung Galaxy S

Most smartphone’s nowadays allow you to store the geographical location (GPS data of Latitude and Longitude) of the photos that you shoot using them. Here are simple instructions to disable Photo Geo-tagging on your phone . . . → Read More: How To Disable Photo Geotagging in Samsung Galaxy

History Of Viruses, Their Evolution And Sophistication, A TED Talk

Did you know that the world’s first computer Virus was created 25 years back and it had the complete details of its creators including address and contact details 🙂 I am not kidding and infact name of the virus was Brain.A …… . . . → Read More: History Of Viruses, Their Evolution And Sophistication, A TED Talk

How to Autostart Private Browsing in Firefox in 5 simple steps

Autostart the Private Browsing in Firefox

Private Browsing ensures that none of the browser history, search history, download history, web form history, cookies, or temporary internet files are stored by the browser. Configure Firefox to autostart in Private Browsing Mode in these simple steps. . . . → Read More: How to Autostart Private Browsing in Firefox in 5 simple steps

How to determine if you are using Incognito, InPrivate or Private Browsing

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Currently all browsers like Firefox, Chrome, etc give you an option of Private browsing which means that none of the browser history, search history, download history, web form history are stored. Here is you can determine if you are using this mode. . . . → Read More: How to determine if you are using Incognito, InPrivate or Private Browsing

How To Enable Two Factor Verification for Gmail

Two factor authentication adds a layer of security for your Gmail. Apart from entering your normal password, you will need to enter the random number generated either using the App on your Phone or via SMS/Voice Call option. The principle behind two authentication is that you will need two components to complete the authentication: What you know? Password :: What you have? Verification Code making it harder to hack into Google accounts. According to Google: “2-step verification is an advanced security feature for users who are concerned about account security and usually have a phone with them when . . . → Read More: How To Enable Two Factor Verification for Gmail

BJP vs Congress Domain War

Indian politicians now take their war to the cyberspace. The ruling Indian National Congress party and the main opposition party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are embroiled in a bitter war over domain redirection of BJP.COM

It all started on October 3rd a http request to http://bjp.com would redirect to Congress party’s website. It appears like some smart bloke (read Cyber Savy) at Congress or a prankster setup this redirection.

However, Congress now appears to have taken a step back with the request to http://bjp.com now landing on a parked page with ads. A Whois search for http://bjp.com . . . → Read More: BJP vs Congress Domain War

Phishing attack leveraging SMS ban

 

Today morning was just about going as usual till I noticed an email. It seemed to originate from AXIS bank and it had an HTML attachment and it was an important announcement.

The contents of the email looked valid considering Government of India had placed a ban on sending of bulk SMS till 29th. Now I am not sure if such ban holds good for financial institutions. But some smart bloke seems to have capitalized on this ban. The email stated that:

“In view of the Govt. of India directive to mobile operators, all the corporate sms messaging . . . → Read More: Phishing attack leveraging SMS ban