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Scientists Store an Operating System, a Movie and a Computer Virus on DNA

Scientists Store an Operating System, a Movie and a Computer Virus on DNA

March 04, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Do you know — 1 Gram of DNA Can Store 1,000,000,000 Terabyte of Data for 1000+ Years. Just last year, Microsoft purchased 10 Million s...
Phone-Hacking Firm Cellebrite Got Hacked; 900GB Of Data Stolen

Phone-Hacking Firm Cellebrite Got Hacked; 900GB Of Data Stolen

January 12, 2017Swati Khandelwal
The company that sells digital forensics and mobile hacking tools to others has itself been hacked. Israeli firm Cellebrite , the popul...
DailyMotion Hacked — 85 Million User Accounts Stolen

DailyMotion Hacked — 85 Million User Accounts Stolen

December 06, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Another day, another data breach. This time a popular video sharing platform DailyMotion has allegedly been hacked and tens of millions...
Russian Court bans LinkedIn in Russia; Facebook and Twitter Could be Next

Russian Court bans LinkedIn in Russia; Facebook and Twitter Could be Next

November 12, 2016Swati Khandelwal
As reported late October, the world's largest online professional network LinkedIn is going to ban in Russia beginning Monday follow...
Apple Weakens iOS 10 Backup Encryption; Now Can Be Cracked 2,500 Times Faster

Apple Weakens iOS 10 Backup Encryption; Now Can Be Cracked 2,500 Times Faster

September 23, 2016Swati Khandelwal
After the iPhone encryption battle between Apple and the FBI , Apple was inspired to work toward making an unhackable future iPhones by ...
Microsoft to Store Data on DNA — 1,000,000,000 TB in Just a Gram

Microsoft to Store Data on DNA — 1,000,000,000 TB in Just a Gram

April 29, 2016Mohit Kumar
In Brief Do you know — 1 Gram of DNA Can Store 1,000,000,000 Terabyte of Data for 1000+ Years. Microsoft has purchased 10 Million st...
This Android Malware Can Root Your Device And Erase Everything

This Android Malware Can Root Your Device And Erase Everything

February 15, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A new Android malware has been making waves recently that have the capability to gain root access on your smartphone and completely eras...
Top 10 — 2016 New Year's Resolutions for Cyber Security Professionals

Top 10 — 2016 New Year's Resolutions for Cyber Security Professionals

December 16, 2015Mohit Kumar
Billions of dollars are spent in securing business operations, and yet attackers still find ways to breach a network. With the ever increas...
Deleting WhatsApp Messages Before 90 Days Could Land you in Jail

Deleting WhatsApp Messages Before 90 Days Could Land you in Jail

September 22, 2015Mohit Kumar
While the Indian people continue to struggle for Net Neutrality, a new problem surrounded them with the release of the latest policy for...
Encryption Software VeraCrypt 1.12 Adds New PIM Feature To Boost Password Security

Encryption Software VeraCrypt 1.12 Adds New PIM Feature To Boost Password Security

August 11, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Encrypting your sensitive data is important. As you may know, CIA... C onfidentiality I ntegrity A vailability ...are the essenti...
WhatsApp Ranked Worst at Protecting Your Privacy and Data

WhatsApp Ranked Worst at Protecting Your Privacy and Data

June 21, 2015Mohit Kumar
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has released its annual report card of tech companies for 2015 based upon how much they keep your pe...
13-year-old SSL/TLS Weakness Exposing Sensitive Data in Plain Text

13-year-old SSL/TLS Weakness Exposing Sensitive Data in Plain Text

March 28, 2015Swati Khandelwal
The most popular and widely used encryption scheme has been found to be weaker with the disclosure of a new attack that could allow atta...
Viber's Poor Data Security Practices Threaten Users' Privacy

Viber's Poor Data Security Practices Threaten Users' Privacy

April 23, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Last week we reported a critical vulnerability in the world's most popular messaging application WhatsApp, that could expose users'...
Data Backup and Recovery with 'EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation'

Data Backup and Recovery with 'EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation'

March 04, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Since, we are living in the era where nothing could be possible without the help of the Internet. From every unimportant to every major ...
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