India wants the Internet to become Equinet

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India wants the Internet to become Equinet

India favors a multilateral role in net governance and management, a “transformational shift from the Internet of today to the Equinet of tomorrow.” The proposal for a decentralized Internet is significant in view of Edward Snowden's Wikileaks revelations of mass surveillance in recent months. More →
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How to ensure you don’t see Game of Throne spoilers on the Internet

By on April 16, 2014 at 4:06 PM.

How to ensure you don’t see Game of Throne spoilers on the Internet

The popular TV series Game of Thrones is "trending" around the world. People love to watch it, people love to illegally download it, and people love to talk about it. So much so, that the slightest of a change in the plot doesn't let people contain their excitement, and hence they end up tweeting about it or sharing the "Breaking News" on Facebook. Now, while that might not worry those who have just watched the particular episode, but those mere souls who couldn't watch it get their excitement killed, thanks to the revealing stories shared on social media. While you cannot stop your friends from talking about those, you can always use Silencer. Unlike what you George R.R. Martin's fans would think, it's not an attachment on firearms that help reduce the noise, it's instead a plug-in for Google Chrome that will block specific posts on Facebook and Twitter, Wired reports. More →
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McAfee Heartbleed Checker Tool lets you check if a website is affected by the bug

By on April 15, 2014 at 7:42 PM.

McAfee Heartbleed Checker Tool lets you check if a website is affected by the bug

To curb the danger posed by Open SSL bug Heartbleed, which puts sensitive user data out in the open, McAfee has released the Heartbleed Checker Tool. As the name suggests, it checks if the websites you are interested in are free from the bug or not. More →
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Digital universe to touch 44 trillion gigabyte by 2020

By on April 15, 2014 at 11:58 AM.

Digital universe to touch 44 trillion gigabyte by 2020

With growing Internet penetration and data usage, digital universe is poised to touch 44 trillion gigabytes by 2020, against 4.4 trillion gigabytes in 2013, and emerging markets would account for 60 percent of that, says a report by tech giant EMC and research firm IDC. More →
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India ranked as sixth most frequently malware attacked nation: Kaspersky

By on April 12, 2014 at 11:59 AM.

India ranked as sixth most frequently malware attacked nation: Kaspersky

India has emerged as the sixth most frequently attacked country with cybercriminals duping people and corporates across platforms like social media, emails and online games, security software maker Kaspersky said. According to Kaspersky Lab, about 39.6 million users faced phishing attacks in 2013, an increase of 2.32 percent from the previous year. More →
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How to dodge Heartbleed bug

By on April 11, 2014 at 5:08 PM.

How to dodge Heartbleed bug

Amid the looming threat from Heartbleed bug - that might have compromised millions of websites including Yahoo, Flickr and Tumblr by now - it is imperative to have a strong password that can stand hackers’ assaults, experts say. To create a strong password, experts recommend using more than 10 characters at least. More →
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Lok Sabha Elections 2014: Voters flaunt ‘inked finger’ on social networking sites

By on April 10, 2014 at 4:16 PM.

Lok Sabha Elections 2014: Voters flaunt ‘inked finger’ on social networking sites

Expressing pride and exuberance after casting their ballot, voters - young and not so young - have taken to the social media across India, flaunting their inked finger as proof of exercise of their democratic right and are urging others to vote. Pictures of inked finger, with accompanying messages like “my vote, my pride”, “best thing I have done as an Indian citizen” are being posted on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook as the national capital and several other states went to the polls in the third phase of the nine-phase elections Thursday.

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Heartbleed Bug puts encrypted online transactions at risk, here’s what you should know

By on April 9, 2014 at 2:22 PM.

Heartbleed Bug puts encrypted online transactions at risk, here’s what you should know

Popular web encryption software OpenSSL might have been the preferred choice when it came to making secure transactions on the Internet, but a recent bug in its heartbeat feature can expose user information to malicious websites. The Heartbleed Bug was made public yesterday and it impacted almost every online service that used OpenSSL for data encryption. This includes services provided by companies like Google, Facebook, Yahoo and others. While you thought that your transactions were secured, the existence of Heartbleed Bug puts that sense of security into question. The Heartbleed Bug has existed for about two years and could have provided a backdoor entry to our encrypted information to malicious hackers as well as government agencies like America's NSA. We take a look at what the Heartbleed Bug means to Internet users. More →
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Malware attack rate on Android smartphones higher than earlier

By on April 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

Malware attack rate on Android smartphones higher than earlier

Imagine if smartphones are infected to the same extent as personal computers. The resulting damage would be much more severe. In a first, Finnish researchers have measured smartphone malware infection rates and explored ways to identify infection with previously unknown malware. The team investigating the true extent of malware infection in Android devices has discovered that infection rates in Android devices at around 0.25 percent are significantly higher than the previous independent estimate. More →
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