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1.3 Lakh stolen from a Mumbai-based man’s bank account in a scam asking him to link phone to Aadhaar

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 October 12, 2017

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In yet another incident of bank fraud, Paul (name changed for privacy reasons), a Mumbai-based man lost Rs. 1.3 Lakh from his bank account. Here’s what happened based on the story narrated by him in a Facebook post. After linking our Aadhaar card to bank accounts and PAN, we are...

How a ransomware infects your computer [INFOGRAPHIC]

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 October 11, 2017

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Education is a constant process – it never stops. While we have spoken about ransomware at great lengths in the past, there is no reason why we should not be doing that again. Ransomware is probably the most dreaded cyberthreat that can strike anyone and at anytime unless we prepare...

This Diwali, let’s think beyond sweets and lamps for gifting our loved ones. Let’s think security

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 October 6, 2017

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Every year around this time, every corner in the country lights up with a warm and balmy glow of candles, diyas, and slow flickering lamps. A distinct sound tears through the hustle of crowded streets and busy roads – the familiar boom of crackers lighting up the night sky and...

31 tips on Internet Security you should totally follow [INFOGRAPHIC]

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 October 4, 2017

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October is observed as CyberSecurity Month which is an annual campaign organized to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. Here’s an infographic that puts together 31 tips on Internet Security that will help you protect your digital devices, identity, and personal information from all types of threats on the...

Pay attention to your bank’s messages. It might save you from a credit card fraud

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 October 3, 2017
Credit card frauds

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This post is based on a true incident faced by a friend last week. The story is developing and will be updated when I receive more information about it. On 30th September, when most of us were enjoying the festivities of Dussehra, some twisted minds were at work. My friend...

Card skimming alert! Man loses Rs. 87,000 after swiping his debit card at Pune-Mumbai toll plaza

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 September 14, 2017
ATM card skimming

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This post is based on a story that featured on mid-day.com. On September 9, 2017, a sales account manager from Pune lost Rs. 87,000/- from his bank account 2 hours after he paid a toll tax at the Khalapur toll plaza. According to the report, he had used his debit...

CVE-2017-8759 | .NET Framework Remote Code Execution Vulnerability – An analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

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 September 14, 2017

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The recent zero-day vulnerability in .NET Framework vulnerability CVE-2017-8759 enables attackers to perform a Remote Code Execution on the targeted machine. This vulnerability is found to be exploited in the wild through email spam messages loaded with malicious RTF files as an attachment. Microsoft has released a security update on...