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April 13, 2014

What the HeartBleed Security Bug Means to an Internet User?

                                                          All of us use devices connected to the internet every single day, whether it is to browse the web, get our financial information or connect to our children’s schools. So it is essential for us to understand the implications of the HeartBleed Bug for us as an internet user. In this article, we explain the HeartBleed bug in a layman’s language and its impact upon the regular user. When you submit any information on the internet, whether it is a keyword or phrase that you are searching on Google or a username for logging into a secure website, your query is converted into a coded message or encrypted to insure its security from an ‘eavesdropper’. The security flaw termed as the […]
February 6, 2014

Seven Simple Steps Towards Mobile Phone Security

Most of us now keep our valuable, go-to information in our pockets/purses, within our smart phones.¬† This includes our photos, contacts information, work documents and even our passwords to access secure sites such as bank accounts.¬†¬† The more we rely on our smart phones for our daily business, the more exposed we are to the pitfalls of mobile phone security.¬† So it is very important to keep information safe by taking care of your phone using the following steps ‚Äì please stay tuned for detailed instructions on each of these steps on this blog. 1. Set a password on your phone Put a password on your phone and a PIN on your SIM card. ¬†Do not rely on the default factory settings. Setup your device to automatically lock. If your phone has not been used for a few minutes, it should automatically lock and require a password or PIN to […]
November 29, 2011

Private Social Network is the Solution to Avoid Email Spam

A French tech firm instituted a “Zero-Email” policy, banning employees from sending any email. This had been detailed in the following article here. Every day we are bombarded by spam mail from unknown sources. Our emails become part of several lists and it is increasingly difficult to cleanse out the email of all the spam. We tend to create new email addresses to cope with the mess, put in filters, use spam cleaning software and more. A private social network with Instant Messaging and Quick messaging to specific recipients or groups, as well as resource sharing tools, solves this problem to a great extent. Attachments have long been the bane of email storage and sharing files and resources on a shared repository or storage has always been the practice in enterprises. Email has become an overused and abused tool. In the next decade, we will see more such drastic measures […]