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Posted by Mayank on July 7, 2017 in Security

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-6768296095576837"; google_ad_slot = "1166025475"; google_ad_width = 300; google_ad_height = 250; Securing your online accounts with two-factor authentication is not enough. A cheap device called YubiKey can help keep you from being hacked. Two-factor authentication is great but it has limitations too. Most of the commonly used platforms like Facebook, Gmail, Amazon etc. not only support Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on January 13, 2015 in How To,Security

If you watch a video in Netflix – it will show up under “Continue Watching” list in your Netflix account. In older Netflix apps, a recently watched video used to show up under “Recently Watched” list of a Netflix account. When you share a Netflix account with your family, it is not always that you want a recently watched movie or series to show up in the list, which others can also see. Unfortunately Netflix does notRead More...


Posted by Mayank on March 24, 2014 in Security

Your everyday activities determine your exposure to getting your private and personal information stolen. There are many such activities, which seem obvious but can go a long way in keeping you and your personal information safe and secure. Here are 7 of such common mistakes, which you should stop and now is the time! 1. Using the Same Password Everywhere Major corporations spend billions everywhere to keep their system and data secure. However, Read More...


Posted by Mayank on September 2, 2012 in Security

First let’s understand what is ARP. ARP is how network devices associate MAC addresses with IP Addresses so that devices on the local network can find each other. ARP is basically a form of networking protocol to do a roll call. ARP consists of merely four basic message types: An ARP Request. Computer A asks the network, “Who has this IP address?” An ARP Reply. Computer B tells Computer A, “I have that IP. My MAC address Read More...


Posted by Mayank on July 30, 2012 in Mac,Security

With OS X Mountain Lion, Apple introduced Gatekeeper, which makes it safer to download apps by protecting you from inadvertently installing malicious software on your Mac. Without argument, the safest place to download apps for your Mac is the Mac App Store and that is what Apple wants you do to with Gatekeeper. Apple reviews each app before it’s accepted by the store, and if there’s ever a problem with an app, Apple can quickly remove it froRead More...


Posted by Mayank on July 30, 2012 in Facebook,GMail,Security

Once in a while you may need to send an email or a Facebook message which contains sensitive data like you need to send your credit card information to your family member so that they can do a purchase. Want to keep your emails safe from prying eyes? Simply use Encipher.it – Encipher is a free coe snippet which you store in your browser bookmarks to encrypt any email or a block of text on any website, including Facebook and other social netRead More...


Posted by Mayank on July 15, 2012 in Security

The About: Blank virus is a browser spyware, which can change the homepage of your internet browser and redirect your internet searches to random websites. In addition, the About: Blank trojan slows down your computer, decreasing the available memory and adds unwanted icons to your desktop. Most of the antivirus programs are able to detect and quarantine the About: Blank virus. The easiest way to remove the About: Blank virus is to run your antivRead More...


Posted by Mayank on July 7, 2012 in Security

If you wake up on Monday, June 9th 2012 and find that you’re unable to access the Web — it is because The FBI will shut down Internet servers that it temporarily set up to support those affected by malicious software, called DNSChanger. Turning off those servers will knock all those still infected offline. Over the past five years, a group of six Estonian cybercriminals infected about 4 million computers around the world with DNSChanRead More...


Posted by Mayank on July 6, 2012 in Security

Polymorphic virus is considered jack-of-all-trades virus. Polymorphic virus mutates over time or after every execution, changing the code used to deliver its payload. A Polymorphic virus may guard itself with an encryption algorithm that automatically alters itself when certain conditions are met. This makes a polymorphic virus more difficult to be identified by ordinary antivirus software. To effectively find polymorphic viruses, an antivirus sRead More...