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Avira Free Mac Security now Available for Download

Online security vendor, Avira has just released Avira Free Mac Security, available as a free download for all Mac owners. Features of Avira Free Mac Security include:

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Kaspersky & McAfee named the Best Android Mobile Security

A recent independent study from AV-Test.org revealed that most anti-malware solutions out there does not have sufficient malware protection for Android. Among the threats for Android include Phishing- and Banking-Trojans, Spyware, Bots, Root Exploits, SMS Fraud, Premium Dialers, Fake Installers and Download-Trojans apps. AV-Test inspected 41 different Android anti-malware solutions against 618 types of malware from 20 different malware ‘families’. ...

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Plane takes U-Turn after mobile phone found aboard

Air France sent a plane back to United Statesyesterday after they found of a mobile phone that was mislaid by someone who had taken an earlier flight on the same aircraft. Unfortunately the U-Turn wasn’t made to return the mobile phone to its owner, instead it was for security reasons. Flight AF639 was obliged to make the U-turn 30 minutes ...

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Carrier IQ logs data for Diagnostic, its not a Keylogger

Last week there have been lots of talk on Carrier IQ. The controversy started when Trevor Eckhart, a 25-year old system administrator discovered Carrier IQ software in one of the HTC devices. What is Carrier IQ?- Carrier IQ a venture capital-funded startup in Mountain View, Calif., that makes diagnostic software for carriers. The software was collecting user data, device location, ...

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Maxis Acknowledge Attack on its Website, Issues Statement

Maxis has acknowledge the attack on its website(Maxis.com.my). Earlier this week, it was reported on MalaysianWireless.com that the Maxis website was breached and the intruders(GaySec) claim that they have access to the Maxis customer database. Below is a statement from Maxis regarding the attack on its website: We are aware of a recent incident affecting the Maxis website. We view ...

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DiGi offers McAfee security software for Broadband customers

Exclusive for Broadband customers, DiGi is offering the McAfee Internet Security and McAfee Family Protection at a promotional price. The McAfee Internet Security cost RM88 a year for 1 PC and the McAfee Family Protection cost RM68 a year for 1PC. DiGi Broadband customers will enjoy two complimentary months with their subscription when they purchase either of the McAfee products ...

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Maxis Website Breached, Hacker Group claims responsibility

It appears that Maxis website at www.maxis.com.my was breached, possibly last week. The intruder posted a note on their Facebook page claiming that they have managed to access all file directory at the website. GaySec, the group which claims responsibility on the intrusion, says that they were merely testing Maxis website’s defensive system. While no Maxis/Hotlink customer database were revealed, ...

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Karsten Nohl claims to crack GPRS Encryption

GSM(Global System for Mobile Communications) network are protected by a 20-year old security algorithm known as A5/1 which is no longer secure. Recently, the same researcher who revealed the weakness in GSM network claims that the encryption in GPRS is no longer secure as well. Karsten Nohl, chief scientist of Berlin-based Security Research Labs, will show how to crack the ...

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Know your rights on personal data

The next time someone calls you and tries to sell you a product, offer free medical test or a cheaper loan facility, just ask one pertinent question: Where did he or she get your personal details? Prod if you need that information. The source is key and if it is without your consent then that is intrusion of personal privacy. ...

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[Statement frm MCMC] 91 Websites in Malaysia Attacked

UPDATES FROM THE MALAYSIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MULTIMEDIA COMMISSION (MCMC) ON THE HACKING OF GOVERNMENT WEBSITES BY UNKNOWN HACKERS Cyberjaya – Further to the statement that was made by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) this morning on the issue of the hacking of Government websites by unknown hackers, MCMC is able to confirm that most of the attacks were ...

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[Statement frm MCMC] Hacking of Malaysian Gov Websites

AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE MALAYSIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MULTIMEDIA COMMISSION (MCMC) IN RELATION TO THE HACKING OF MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT WEBSITES BY UNKNOWN HACKERS Cyberjaya – Regarding the threat by unknown hackers to attack websites with the .gov.my domain, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) confirms that there were indeed attempts to hack several websites, including www.skmm.gov.my.  The attempt to ...

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Meet FaceNiff, Hijack Facebook & Twitter Accounts using Android Devices

You have seen Firesheep, a simple Firefox plugin that allows anymore to hijack accounts of Facebook and Twitter in open WiFi networks such as the one used in Starbucks. But that is for the PC. Now meet FaceNiff, an Android app that allows you to do exactly the same thing as Firesheep. FaceNiff gives Android users the capability to hijack/intercept ...

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99% of Android devices not safe in open WiFi networks

Some 99% of the Android devices out there are vulnerable to a new potential risk that allows attacker to eavesdrop any transmitted information. The attack utilises a similar process of the Firesheep desktop plugin, which could potentially allow attackers to hijack tokens(data) used to access calendars, contacts and a number of other services available within Google’s Android operating system. Due ...

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Maxis Secure Services

Maxis has introduced a range of secure services that enables customers to protect their data and devices. No. Maxis Secure Service Price per month (RM) 1. Anti-Theft 3 2. Complete Phone Back Up 2 3. Anti-Virus 3 4. Internet Security (protection for up to three personal computers in the household) 8 5. Remote Surveillance 20 (L to R) Jean-Pascal van ...

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First Windows Phone Security Update from Microsoft

Microsoft has released the first security update for Windows Phone 7,  a similar security update that the company gave Windows desktop users six weeks ago. The 1st Windows Phone 7 security update is designed to blacklist nine digital certificates acquired by a hacker in March from Comodo however it is unclear when the update will reach end users.

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