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Rajiv Singha

About Rajiv Singha

Rajiv is an IT security news junkie and a computer security blogger at Quick Heal. He is passionate about promoting cybersecurity awareness, content and digital marketing, photography, gaming, and gardening.

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 November 27, 2017

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Popular image-sharing site Imgur has issued a notification through its official blog about a security breach that impacted 1.7 million users. This breach had occurred back in 2014. The company learned about this from security researcher Troy Hunt. What was compromised in the Imgur security breach? Data of 1.7 million Imgur...
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 November 23, 2017
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For any business, suffering a data breach is bad. But, not informing its customers about the breach is downright worse. And Uber, a global transportation app company, has made itself into a glaring example of the above statement. Last Tuesday (21.11.2017), Uber Technologies revealed that hackers were able to compromise...
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 November 20, 2017

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This story has been sourced from Hindustan Times. On November 18, a businessman from Powai, Mumbai, received an email that looked like it was sent by a close friend. In the email, the friend informed that he is stuck somewhere and that he needed an urgent loan of ₹5.8 lakh...
 November 20, 2017
Quick Heal Quarterly Threat Report

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The Quick Heal Quarterly Threat Report is a detailed analysis of cybersecurity threats that prevail during a particular quarter affecting the Windows and Android platform. Our Q3 (July – September) Threat Report is up and here are the 9 important things that we must know. #1. Quick Heal detected over...
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 November 15, 2017
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How many times have you received an email congratulating you about winning a lottery of $1 Million or that your bank account will be suspended unless you take an action like clicking on a link to update your bank details? I’d guess, at least once in your lifetime. And even...
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 November 10, 2017
Common Password Mistakes

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While technology has leaped from earth to the extraterrestrial, we have not given up on our habit of taking passwords casually. In this post, we have outlined some of the most common password mistakes that people make and some really simple tips for creating better, stronger, and secure passwords. 5...
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 November 6, 2017
Fake WhatsApp App Update App

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Just last week, more than 1 million Android users downloaded a fake WhatsApp app from the Google Play Store. The app (removed now) went by the name ‘Update WhatsApp Messenger’. As you may notice in the image below, the developer title is ‘WhatsApp Inc.’ which is the same one used...
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 October 30, 2017
Mobile Payment App

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Several non-banking institutions have entered the market offering payment services and this has only boosted the consumer’s readiness to adopt digital payments; particularly, mobile payments. The following statistics easily paint a picture of the exponential growth of digital transactions in the country. Cashless payments in October 2016 increased 22% when...
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 October 27, 2017

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DoubleLocker is an Android ransomware the likes of which have never been seen before. The malware is designed to launch a two-pronged attack – it locks down the phone it infects and encrypts all files stored on the device. What is spreading DoubleLocker ransomware? The malware gets into a device...
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 October 25, 2017
Bad Rabbit Ransomware

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On 24 October 2017 (Tuesday), a new ransomware was let loose on the Internet. It is known as Bad Rabbit and seems to bear similar characteristics to the infamous NotPetya ransomware. Victims of Bad Rabbit Organizations in Russia and Ukraine were the initial casualties of this ransomware – they include...