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Sanjay Katkar

About Sanjay Katkar

Sanjay Katkar is the Joint Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer of Quick Heal Technologies Limited. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from University of Pune, India. Sanjay has spearheaded the creation, subsequent development and maintenance of the core antivirus engine of Quick Heal. Over a span of 20 years, he has redesigned the entire product portfolio and elevated the role of the organization as a trustworthy IT security brand in more than 80 countries. He is a member of the Technology Steering Committee of National Security Database, India, and is a reporting member of The Wild List Organization International, USA. In 2016, Sanjay Katkar was named the Product Management Executive of the Year at the 12th Annual Global Excellence Awards overseen by Info Security Products Guide, a leading information security research and advisory guide, in San Francisco, USA.

Cyber Swachhta Kendra – A Digital India Initiative for a Secure Cyber Ecosystem

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 March 6, 2017

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The Government of India recently launched an ambitious project called Cyber Swachhta Kendra (CSK) – a Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Center. Developed under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), this center will be operated by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). Developed as an essential part...

What is Malvertising and How to Stay Away from it?

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 June 21, 2016

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If anything, cybercriminals are an ambitious lot. They keep themselves busy in devising new methods to scam the Internet population. And malvertising is just one of their nefarious tricks. In this post, we will help you understand what is malvertising, how it works, and how you can protect yourself from...

How reliable are sandbox gateway appliances?

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 August 12, 2015

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When it comes to advanced threat protection many enterprises now a days are relying on Advanced Threat Protection sandbox based gateway appliances. Over past few years spear phishing attacks through highly targeted messages had been implemented in many data breaches. More than 90% of the successful attacks on enterprise networks...

3 Safety Precautions to Take after the Celebrity Photo Hack

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 September 5, 2014

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Last week’s sensational news about nude celebrity pics from hacked accounts being published all over the Internet has again and again raised one single question – Are we using today’s gadgets responsibly? I sympathize with all those celebrities and people whose privacy was violated. Such incidents always create doubt in the...

How to recover your money if your bank account is hacked or your card details are stolen

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 September 10, 2013

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In this blog I will be focusing on the ways to strengthen the possibility of recovering your money in situations where your bank account is hacked or your credit card or debit card details have been stolen and misused. I will not be talking about how to prevent a bank...

The great 45 million ATM heist, why it is not surprising.

 May 13, 2013

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Background In case if you do not know, last week several arrest were made in New York city in connection to sophisticated cybercrime attack where cyber criminals made with $45 million in ATM withdrawal scam involving prepaid debit cards. The arrested thieves were small part of a well organized global...

Stay clear of skimmers when using ATMs

 March 27, 2013

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The next time when you visit an ATM of your bank to swipe your debit or credit card make sure the ATM door or the ATM machine does not have any suspicious device attached to it. Cyber criminals fix various kinds of skimmers on ATM doors or ATM machine itself...

Forward spam and unwanted SMS texts to +91-86000-44733

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 September 7, 2012

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Quick Heal Mobile Security has been protecting Android and BlackBerry users effectively. However, one of the most persistent threats to mobile devices is the abundance of spam, fraudulent, marketing and other unwanted text messages that people receive. SMS (Short Message Service) messages are the most widespread means of communication for...

The savoir faire of safe mobile banking

 July 17, 2012

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The convenience and fluidity of access that mobile devices promise makes them one of the most sought after platforms for banking and mobile commerce. A recent study by IDC shows an estimated growth of 49.2% in the worldwide Smartphone market. This implies that these devices are being used for just...

DNSChanger server shutdown deadline looming

 July 7, 2012

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Quick Heal would like to remind its users about the impending DNSChanger server shutdown on July 9th. If you have been following this piece of news, you will be aware that the shutdown deadline is now just two days away. People who still have this malware on their machine will...