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John McAfee Sues Chipmaker Intel Corp. over Trademark Infringement Threat

6 Sep

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

John McAfee, the creator of the oh-so-popular antivirus service is currently questioning the availability of his own name for christening future ventures. With regard to the same, he has now filed a lawsuit against chipmaker Intel, who’d bought the antivirus company for $7.8 billion in 2010. It has since then been merged with Intel’s own security division and renamed to ‘Intel Security’. (more…)

MindLink Chat & Messaging App Supports Data Security With AirWatch Integration

10 Aug

MindLink, provider of Chat Enabled Collaboration (CEC) applications for global businesses, today announces its security integration with VMware AirWatch. (more…)

Google Will Now Do What Truecaller Has Been Doing for Years — Detect Spam Calls by Default

29 Jul

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

After owning a portable mobile device for so long, we all know the pain of those unsolicited phone calls from telemarketers and loan agencies. We’ve so direly tried to block those calls by downloading and using external applications from the Google Play Store on Android. No more folks. (more…)

Spotify Users Report Hacked Accounts, Changed Emails, Credentials Appear On Pastebin

27 Apr

By Mir Juned Hussainj, The Tech Portal

Spotify users have started reporting that their accounts have been hacked and that their credentials have been changed. Reports from victims started rolling in since last week, but Spotify hasn’t yet acknowledged it. Instead the digital music service says that it “has not been hacked” and its “user records are secure.” (more…)

Do Chinese Browsers Put Users’ Personal Information at Risk?

29 Mar

China’s biggest Web browsers are making users’ personal information vulnerable to unauthorized access, according to research by the University of Toronto’s Citzen Lab. (more…)

Yahoo Announces Notifications That Warn Users In Case Of A State-Sponsored Attack

26 Dec

By Zuber Ahmad, The Tech Portal

Following lead from Google and others, Yahoo has now announced that it will issue a warning to its users in case of a state-sponsored attack. The users will be warned through a notification that will alert them in case their account has fallen prey to state-sponsored hackers. (more…)

Uber Rolls Out Help Function As An Upgrade To Its Safety Features

10 Oct

By Rahul Punyani, The Tech Portal

Ever since the series of unfortunate incidents happened, Uber has been trying to extend its support to customers by adding additional security features. In a similar attempt, tcompany rolled out an Help function which intends to provide a more convenient way for riders to trigger a real-time Safety Emergency alert to Uber and the local authorities in the rare event of an emergency or incident during an Uber trip. (more…)

A New Malware On The Lookout To Prey On iOS Devices

7 Oct

By  Zuber Ahmad, The Tech Portal

Another threat emerges from the depths of cyberspace and this time it’s aimed at iOS devices. Infecting a large number of iPhone users in China and Taiwan is a new malware called YiSpecter, first recognized by Palo Alto Networks, which provides security against potential cyber threats. (more…)

China’s Lenovo Accused of Collecting User Data on ThinkPad Laptops

30 Sep

Chinese electronics maker Lenovo was again accused of violating user privacy; this time the company was accused of installing certain software in its high-end ThinkPad laptops and collecting user data, according to COMPUTERWORLD. (more…)

ISACA Survey: 87% of Cybersecurity Experts Say Mobile Payments Data Breaches will Grow, Yet 42% Use this Payment Method

28 Sep

A survey of 900 cybersecurity experts shows an overwhelming majority (87%) expect an increase in mobile payment data breaches over the next 12 months, yet 42% have used this payment method in 2015. The 2015 Mobile Payment Security Study from global cybersecurity association ISACA suggests that cybersecurity professionals are willing to balance benefits with perceived security risks of mobile payments: (more…)