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5 Free Antivirus Apps for Android

Ever since I bought my Nexus 7 around a month back, I’ve had a closer experience with Android. One of the first things that I did was hunt through for security applications, especially antivirus apps. Below are some of the most popular antivirus apps available for Android devices.

Dropbox two step verification

How to enable 2 step verification on Dropbox

There have been concerns about the security of your files in Dropbox. Recently Dropbox added another layer of security similar to Google’s two step verification. When you enable two-step verification, whenever you want to login to Dropbox, you will need to use your password, and a security code that will either be texted to your mobile phone or generated by a mobile authenticator app (available for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7).

AVG Free 2013

AVG releases AVG Free 2013

The good folks at AVG have released their latest suite of antivirus and security products. Title AVG 2013, the suite includes AVG AntiVirus FREE 2013, AVG AntiVirus 2013, AVG Internet Security 2013 and AVG Premium Security. For users of the popular free program (2nd most popular antivirus download on Download.

Internet Explorer 9 with Tracking Protection

Almost every site on the web today has some kind of tracking inbuilt, be it the simple ads that you see or the pieces of code to track site visits or even the social networking buttons. Some may retain this information as you browse from site to site, while others don’t. The power to choose who to stop tracking is present, but is limited with most browsers requiring some kind of an addon / plugin.

Eight Applications to protect you from Autorun.inf viruses

Last week we covered 5 Websites to Scan for Viruses Online. This week we continue the fight against viruses with ten pieces of completely free software that will help protect you from autorun.inf viruses.

The autorun.inf file is used to automatically launch applications on CDs / DVDs / Flash drives etc. This becomes really useful when you want to display a menu that allows the user to view the contents of the CD or to start presentations and so on.

However, over the last two years the autorun.inf file has been used by viruses and worms to automatically launch themselves and thus effect computers. These viruses are all from less harmful blocking of sites (like the popular Orkut virus) to wrecking total havoc on your system requiring a complete reinstall of the operating system.

Since then, antivirus software have become smarter at detecting and removing these viruses and worms. In addition to this, you have a complete dedicated set of applications that help you protect your computer from autorun.inf viruses.

Without further ado, here’s a list of some of them.

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Five Freeware Software to manage your Passwords

If you’re like me, you’ll have hundreds of accounts all over and you’ll need to remember an equal number of usernames and passwords.

Good security requires you do not keep the same password for all your accounts and so it would totally impossible for you to memorize all the passwords.

This is where password managers come into play. A password manager will allow you to save the username and passwords for your various accounts and visit the site and fill in the password and login to the site.

Here are five completely free software that allow you to manage your passwords.

LastPass

LastPass

LastPass is a Firefox or Internet Explorer browser add-on that stores all of your passwords locally and synchronizes all of them to any other browser (with the same add-on) using 256-bit AES encryption.

LastPass includes added features of sharing passwords with your friends, importing and exporting data, generating secure passwords. It also allows you synchronize your accounts with your online LastPass account and use bookmarklets to fill in the passwords.Read More »Five Freeware Software to manage your Passwords

Firefox most vulnerable application of 2008

In a report released by Bit9, Firefox has topped the list of vulnerable applications with 10 vulnerabilities which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via buffer overflow,malformed URI links, documents, JavaScript and third party tools. Bit9 is an application whitelisting vendor that centrally controls which applications and devices are allowed to operate, thereby preventing malicious software and data leakage. The report lists 12 of the most vulnerable Windows applications which required end user intervention in patching the vulnerability.