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Spam SMS messages on the rise: Quick Heal mobile threat detection numbers

 January 16, 2013

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In September 2012, Quick Heal launched an initiative for mobile users to forward suspicious SMS messages to a predesignated number. We received an impressive response as a lot of mobile users actively forwarded their spam messages and contributed towards this cause. The number to forward any suspicious SMS messages to...

5 effortless steps to block Facebook spam from reaching your news feed

 November 8, 2012

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We recently posted an article about Facebook ‘Like’ scams and the truth behind them. This post talked about how some parties created fake pages to invoke sympathy and got hundreds of thousands of likes and comments as a result. This in turn enhanced the Edge Rank of a page and...

How do Facebook ‘Like’ scams reach thousands of users?

 November 6, 2012

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If you look, you will find countless Facebook pages that have hundreds of thousands of likes and comments. But are these real? Some of the posts invite people to write a comment to see what happens. But predictably, nothing happens and this is all part of a large-scale Facebook scam....

Hurricane Sandy could lead to a malicious storm in cyberspace

 October 30, 2012

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Hurricane Sandy is one of the biggest storms to ever hit the East coast of the United States in years. Cyber criminals are duly taking advantage of the massive number of people who are keenly following the related news updates. It is a sad state of affairs that such events...

Round-up of Security news updates from the last week

 July 20, 2012

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IMs reach third-party contacts thanks to Skype bug A mysterious Skype bug sent messages (IMs) exchanged between two users, to random third-parties on either users’ list. Skype claims this occurred due to old versions of their app crashing on several platforms. This resulted in a lot of bad publicity for...

Thinking of buying an Anti-spam product? Here’s a checklist

 July 3, 2012

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When your organization decides to shell out money on an anti-spam product for network security, there are a few important things that should be considered. Choosing an anti-spam product that provides you the right kind of protection, is cost-effective and doesn’t eat up system resources falls on the high-priority list....

3 Security news updates you may have missed

 June 30, 2012

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Malware causes printer outage and gibberish A malicious program called Milicenso afflicted printers across various offices in the world causing them to print garbled data. India, the US, Europe and South America were the majorly afflicted territories. Milicenso has been used in the past by malicious cyber groups and it...

Are you the Spam – Junkie?

 June 16, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Isn’t the Internet just the perfect thing? You log on to your email account and viola! Your friends, relatives, colleagues, close, semi-close and not even close people are just a ‘send’ away. Even the cute picture of a baby dressed in a pumpkin suit that you absolutely loved can be...