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Hackers claim to have 12 mn Apple device IDs


September 5th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) A group of hackers has released a set of identification numbers of one million Apple devices and claimed to have obtained 12 million Apple device IDs ... Read more...

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Britain to have database to track down illegal migrants


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Britain is setting up a computer database to track down around 150,000 people who are staying in the country illegally, a media report said Wednesday.Border officials ... Read more...

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Apple to buy mobile security firm


July 28th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, July 28 (IANS) AuthenTec, a US mobile and network security provider, announced Friday that it has agreed to be acquired by Apple.In regulatory filings with the US Securities ... Read more...

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London Mayor upbeat over upcoming Olympics


July 20th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) London's Mayor Boris Johnson Friday insisted that the London Olympic Games would be a huge success.Just a week before the opening ceremony July 27 and on ... Read more...

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1,200 British soldiers put on standby for Olympics


July 20th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) An additional 1,200 soldiers have been put on standby to guard the London Olympics, bringing the total number of military personnel involved in the games to ... Read more...

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Indian security solutions provider acquires British firm


July 15th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Mumbai-based security solutions provider Topsgrup said Sunday it had completed the acquisition of British security firm The Shield Guarding Company Limited.Acquired for 19.5 million pounds, The ... Read more...

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Yahoo confirms 400,000 user accounts stolen by hackers


July 13th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, July 13 (IANS) Yahoo has confirmed that hackers had stolen around 400,000 account credentials from its computer system.In a statement to technology blog TechCrunch Thursday, Yahoo said that ... Read more...

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Apple removes spam message app from App Store


July 6th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, July 6 (IANS) Apple has removed an application collecting users' address book contacts from its App Store, which was taken as the first instance of iOS App Store ... Read more...

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London firm faked sniffer dog searches at Olympic Park


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) A security firm in London said it conducted hundreds of searches for explosives by sniffer dogs at the Olympic Park, but those operations were never carried ... Read more...

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LinkedIn probes theft of 6.5 mn passwords


June 6th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Professional networking website LinkedIn said it was investigating claims that 6.5 million of its users' passwords have been stolen and published on a Russian computer hacking ... Read more...

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Security firm employee held for ATM thefts in Delhi


May 30th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) A 27-year-old employee of a private security company was arrested for stealing more than Rs.4 lakh from different ATMs of Corporation Bank here, police said ... Read more...

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Court tells AIIMS to pay Rs.10,000 for lapse


April 30th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has imposed costs of Rs.10,000 on the AIIMS for failing to respond on a plea of a private security firm challenging ... Read more...

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Chris Cairns wins libel suit against Lalit Modi


March 26th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns Monday won his libel case against ex-Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi, who has been asked to pay 90,000 ... Read more...

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Facebook in row over moderation process


March 3rd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Social networking website Facebook has been criticized for employing content moderators in the developing world and allowing them to access people's personal information, The Telegraph ... Read more...

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Four die in Brazil plane crash


February 17th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) Four people were killed when their small aircraft crashed Thursday in the northern state of Para, authorities said.The plane, a Beechcraft Baron operated by Norte ... Read more...

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Beware of Valentine’s spam, warns IT security firm


February 13th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 13 (IANS) Even as people gear up to celebrate St. Valentine's Day Tuesday, spammers are working overtime to hack into computers of online users on the romantic occasion ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga’s free iPad contest is a hoax


December 22nd, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Fans who flooded the official Facebook page of pop singer Lady Gaga were disappointed when they learnt later that the account had been hacked. In a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Guards acted as per fire norms, says security firm


December 12th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Amid allegations that the arrogant guards' refusal to let locals rescue trapped patients had led to the AMRI Hospital fire toll mount to 93, the ... Read more...

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Christmas crime spree to cost shops 1 bn pounds


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) High street shops are braced for a 1 billion-pound crimewave over Christmas and New Year, a media report said Saturday.Shoplifters are expected to steal goods worth ... Read more...

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Glued to earplugs, two students crushed by train


December 1st, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Dec 1 (IANS) The widespread habit of listening to music while walking cost two teenagers their lives here Thursday. The cousins, who were walking on a railway track, could ... Read more...

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China’s Huawei to buy Symantec stake


November 15th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 15 (IANS) Chinese telecom company Huawei Technologies Co. said Tuesday it will pay $530 million for full ownership of the company's current joint venture with US computer software ... Read more...

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Ex-MP Shahabuddin’s aide arrested


October 9th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) An aide of Bihar's jailed ex-MP Mohammad Shahabuddin was arrested here, police said Sunday, adding he had been on the run since 1998.The aide, identified ... Read more...

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China punishes six officials after tourist beaten up


September 24th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 24 (IANS) Six officials have been punished after a tourist travelling to Beijing was mistaken as a petitioner, brutally beaten and brought back to his home province, authorities ... Read more...

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Security bungle: Electronic tag put on fake leg


August 29th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) Two security workers in Britain have been axed after they put an electronic tag on a man's prosthetic leg.Christopher Lowcock was convicted of driving offences, drug ... Read more...

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Facebook scam says Lady Gaga’s dead!


August 7th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) A scam doing the rounds on social networking website Facebook claims that singer Lady Gaga has been found dead in a hotel room.To warn people ... Read more...

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25 killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan, BBC reporter dead (Lead)


July 28th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 28 (IANS) Taliban militants launched multiple suicide bombings in a southern Afghan city Thursday, killing at least 25 people, officials said. Among the dead were six militants ... Read more...

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Australian authorities face $400,000 fine over Aborigine’s death


July 7th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 7 (IANS) The Western Australia state government and a private security firm are faced with a $400,000 fine for contributing to the death of an Aboriginal elder who ... Read more...

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Symantec reveals that Facebook apps leaked user info


May 12th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Computer security firm Symantec has reported that thousands of Facebook user accounts were leaked by third party apps. In a blog post, Symantec said as much ... Read more...

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Wave of spams counter Facebook joy over Osama’s death


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A Facebook page rejoicing over Osama bin-Laden's death with around 350,000 fans, was quickly targeted by scammers.Following his killing on Sunday night, these scammers had unleashed ... Read more...

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Cyber attacks on critical global systems rising


April 19th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 19 (ANI): Internet-based attacks on critical systems such as gas, power and water have increased around the world, a report suggests.Security firm McAfee surveyed 200 IT executives working for utility ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fearing online reputation, Britons delete personal details


April 19th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) Worrying about online reputation, more than half of UK adults would erase whatever they have ever posted on the net about themselves.A staggering 35 percent believe ... Read more...

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Half of Brits ‘would erase all personal data online over reputation fear’


April 19th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 19 (ANI): A survey by security firm Norton has revealed that more than half of British adults are so concerned about their online reputation that they would erase everything they ... Read more...

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CIA, provincial govt blamed for Swabi suicide attack targeting Pak politician


March 31st, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Mar 31(ANI): The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) has blamed the Awami National Party-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and US' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for Wednesday's suicide attack on a rally, which was to ... Read more...

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World’s biggest source of spam e-mails shut down


March 20th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 20 (IANS) The world's most prolific source of spam e-mails -- an international network of virus-infected computers -- has been shut down in a series of coordinated raids ... Read more...

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Ex-ISI official alleges CIA, RAW, Mossad behind Baloch insurgency


March 14th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 14(ANI): The insurgents in Balochistan are Indians operating in connivance with US security firm Blackwater, former Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Punjab chief Brigadier (retired) Mohammad Aslam Ghuman has alleged."Pervez ... Read more...

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