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Recently, the Indian government sent a high-risk security alert directed exclusively at Samsung Galaxy phone owners through its Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). The warning, which was made public on 13th December 2023, identifies serious flaws that impact millions of Samsung Galaxy phones, including both more recent and older versions.


Authorities have emphasized that current Samsung phone owners urgently need to upgrade the firmware or operating system of their phones due to the seriousness of the situation.

Published by on under Android | Android 11

Windows 11 is the latest operating system from Microsoft, and it comes with many new features and improvements that aim to enhance the user experience and security. However, some users may wonder if the Windows Security app, the built-in security solution for Windows 11, is good enough to protect their devices from various threats.


Let's delve into more details in assessing the effectiveness of Windows Security app for Windows 11 protection.

Published by on under Editorial | Microsoft Windows 11

In 2023, we are well and truly in the smart home era and the Internet of Things, or IoT, is constantly growing with new devices being launched yearly. From smart speakers and refrigerators to TVs and even plugs, smart homes provide us with convenience.


They also grant us the time for more important things, such as more socializing and family time instead of labor-intensive chores and tasks.

Published by on under Cybersecurity | Digital Security

In today's digital age, public Wi-Fi networks have become ubiquitous, offering convenience and connectivity to users on the go. Whether it's at cafes, airports, hotels, or shopping malls, accessing the internet through these public hotspots has become an integral part of our daily lives.


However, with convenience comes a significant risk - public Wi-Fi networks are breeding grounds for cyber threats, leaving users vulnerable to hackers and data breaches.

Published by on under Cybersecurity | Digital Security

Users of smart devices continue to face a severe threat from malware assaults as cybercriminals target gullible people to obtain unauthorized access to their data. A shocking study has revealed the actions of the Lemon Group, a cybercrime group that is thought to have infected roughly 9 million Android devices with the "Guerilla" malware.


This malware can potentially compromise the accounts and personal information of Android users, posing a significant risk to their digital security.

Published by on under Android | Cybersecurity

In today's digital age, operating system security is crucial to protect users from various cyber threats. Windows 11, the latest operating system from Microsoft, comes packed with several new security features and enhancements that aim to provide users with better protection.


From Secure Boot and Windows Hello to Virtualization-based security and Windows Defender, this article will explore how these security features help safeguard users and keep their systems secure. With these features, Windows 11 is poised to be one of the most secure operating systems yet, providing users with peace of mind while using their devices.

Published by on under Editorial | Microsoft Windows 11

In recent years, when data was easily getting breached, experts introduce the encryption mechanism. But later on, it gets discovered that attackers are targeting vulnerable systems holding private keys to effortlessly decrypt file content.


But now, by using a Hardware Security Module (HSM) you can prevent malicious attackers from stealing the private key. With its usage, many organizations are solidifying their digital security and are successfully able to prevent unauthorized persons from performing digital signing on their behalf. Therefore, HSMs are now a necessity and you must understand their fundamentals.

Published by on under Editorial | Security

If your systems lack secure encryption and end up falling victim to ransomware can be a scary and daunting experience. It’s essential in these cases to remain calm and take the proper steps to ensure that you recover your data, your system is secure, and your business operations are not disrupted.


In this article, we'll discuss what ransomware is and what steps you can take if you become a victim.

Published by on under Editorial | Ransomware

If you are a frequent user of Google Chrome browser, the search giant has issued a high-severity warning for you. This is related to a dangerous bug found in Google Chrome browser that can harm your device by providing access to the attackers.


Google has kept the details about the vulnerability restricted as they want a majority of the users should update immediately to the latest version of the Google Chrome.

Published by on under Chrome | Google Chrome

The need to protect networks is gaining traction as the rate of cyberattacks increases. Without the right security protocols, businesses are vulnerable as they use sensitive communication while communicating with each other over the unsecured Internet.


Since hackers are interested in obtaining sensitive corporate, employee, or customer information, they also leverage technology to enhance their attacking capabilities.

Published by on under Editorial | Security

Almost every day, new malware is emerging. If you as a digital citizen are concerned about these growing security risks, there are some essential steps you can take to enhance the security of your Windows computer or laptop. Just follow the below-mentioned three security features of Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems to take your computer security one level up.

Published by on under Editorial | Microsoft Windows 11

If you are using a desktop or a laptop powered by Microsoft Windows, you should know that the Government of India has recently released high security warning for you. According to the advisory published by CERT-In, the Government body has flagged a high severity security issue for some versions of Microsoft Windows.


Is your version of Microsoft Windows falls under this? For further details, and to know which versions of Windows have been affected, continue reading further.

Published by on under Microsoft Windows 11 | News

Microsoft has asked all Windows users to update Windows immediately. In fact, Microsoft wants all Windows users around the world to install the latest security updates released this June. One of the reasons is that, according to the reports, the other versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems have already been hacked. As a result, Microsoft has warned those who are using Windows 8, Windows 10, or Windows 11 to install the June update immediately.

Published by on under Microsoft Windows 11 | News

Google's security group has recently reported a series of problems that could lead to spyware attacks on Android smartphones. At least five "zero-day vulnerabilities" have been identified that could be used to install spyware called Predator. Google's own Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has identified multiple threats that may have occurred from various locations.


It is thought that the Predator spyware may have been backed by a commercial company called Cytrox, which is used for surveillance.

Published by on under Android | Google

GitHub revealed that an attacker breached accounts using the stolen OAuth tokens to download data from organization accounts. This information was revealed after the GitHub Security team began an investigation on April 12th, 2022. The company also claimed that those abused tokens were issued to two 3rd-party OAuth integrators.


Was your GitHub account compromised in this data breach? To know more, continue reading till the end of the post.

Published by on under GitHub | News

A zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2022-1096) has been reported in Google Chrome, which could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the targeted system. If you are a Google Chrome user, you should pay attention to it and take immediate action as suggested by Google.


As the bug is within the Chromium engine, all browsers powered by Chromium (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox) will be affected due to this vulnerability.

Published by on under Browser | Chrome

More than 1.4 billion Windows users worldwide run their devices on Windows 10 or 11. Considering this enormous figure, hackers will always prefer to target Windows users. And if users do not evaluate the current threats, they could suffer significant losses.


Hackers are cunning; they know the common mistakes users tend to make. These are the first opportunities for exploitation. The consequences include data theft, financial losses, malware, and others.

Published by on under Editorial | Microsoft Windows 11

Many people think that protecting your computer can be done simply by setting the appropriate options in the Windows 10 checklist. How easy it would be if the process of saving a device with Windows 10 were reduced to installing security software. Unfortunately, such simplicity would be dangerous, and every software development company should keep this in mind.


Features that make Windows 10 more accessible can also make it easier for hackers to access your computer. Optimizing your security settings is very important when you have a computer that works with large databases, especially for private clients or government companies.

Published by on under Editorial | Security

Alerts are the basic unit of information for cybersecurity defense which are used by security teams to make critical real-time decisions. Every security layer or product can generate alerts, essentially a way to tell a human operator that some threshold or policy has been breached.


Without them, defenders would be blind, forced back to security based on static, restrictive policies or assumptions.

Published by on under Editorial | MDR