Month: April 2018

What to Do if Your Email Is Hacked

What to Do if Your Email Is Hacked

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Q. Could you please review best practices if one’s email is hacked? Is changing the password for that email sufficient? Is it necessary to change the email address (use a whole new email) for each site, like Amazon, that uses the hacked email as the user login? A. If you still have access to the compromised account, changing the password is one of many steps you should take to protect yourself. If you are having trouble regaining control of the account, visit your mail provider’s site for instructions on recovering your account. Apple, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo all have guides on their sites, as should other email and internet service providers. Tell your friends that your account was hacked and to ignore any odd messages that appear to have come from you. Your account may have been
IRCTC modified rules for online ticket reservations. 10 things you must know

IRCTC modified rules for online ticket reservations. 10 things you must know

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When the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) was launched in 2002, only 29 online tickets were booked on the first day. Today, more than 13 lakh online tickets are booked through IRCTC portal - www.irctc.co.in - the e-ticketing outlet of the national carrier. With the growing volume of online ticket booking, however, has also grown malpractices in the system. The Indian Railways has issued fresh guidelines to deal with various problems it has been facing with an aim to provide better services to travellers. About 2 crore people travel by Indian Railways every day. A traveller is allowed to book tickets in advance up to 120 days through the IRCTC portal. The date of journey (for the originating station of the train) will not be counted in 120-day limitation. Minister...
Be aware: WhatsApp Plus app is tracking your personal data.

Be aware: WhatsApp Plus app is tracking your personal data.

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Security researchers at Malwarebytes Labs, an American Internet security company, have discovered that a new fake WhatsApp application has been circulating around the internet that fraudulently collects users’ data and replaces it with malware. Dubbed as “WhatsApp Plus”, the app disguises itself as the pro-variant of WhatsApp offering additional functionality and lots of handy new features like running four WhatsApp accounts, hide ‘typing message’ notification, hide double ticks and blue ‘read’ ticks, mentions a report by Malwarebytes Lab. However, the app instead steals personal information from the phone, including photos and phone numbers, and replaces it with malware. Fortunately, while the app is not available on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, the APK file of the app is
How to use WhatsApp in your local language

How to use WhatsApp in your local language

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In the last few years, WhatsApp has become one of the most important tool of communication. With 200 million-plus active users, India is the biggest market for Facebook-owned instant messaging app. The country's favourite chat app supports as many as 10 local Indian languages. These include Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada and Malayalam. Wonder how one can use WhatsApp in these langauges. Here's an step-by-step guide. To change the language within the app, here's what you need to do: 1. Open WhatsApp 2. Tap on the menu button 3. Go to Settings 4. Head to Chat and open App Language 3. Choose the language of your choice from the Popup that appears. 4. Depending on your phone's capabilities, the list may include: English, Hindi
How hackers are using social media posts to hack

How hackers are using social media posts to hack

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Hackers think social media is the best thing ever. Not only has it attracted longtime hackers, but it has also created new ones. It’s just so easy! Individual social media platforms have been hackable since their introduction. But, believe it or not, social media was a small net at one time. Now that social media platforms have multiplied and attracted hundreds of millions to their universe, they’re inviting hacking attacks. The problems that exist According to a 2016 study by The University of Phoenix, 84 percent of U.S. adults claim to have at least one social media account and, “as the prominence of social media has grown, so too has the number of criminals preying on those who use it.” The same survey showed, “Nearly two in three U.S. adults who have personal social media profile