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Ankita Ashesh

About Ankita Ashesh

Ankita is a Communications Strategist at Quick Heal with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world.

Teaching kids the good, the bad and the ugly of the Internet

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 November 14, 2018
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This children’s day let’s talk about one of the most relevant topics for kids these days- the Internet! Children spend a lot of their time doing homework, talking to friends or playing games on the internet. For parents, it is more important than ever to teach their kids early on how...

Know your ATM card and the various frauds related to it

 September 26, 2018
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It’s a plastic world we live in. The proliferation of plastic money everywhere, in the form of debit and credit cards, means that the concept of paper money is soon becoming obsolete. Swiping a card seems to have become almost a natural instinct. The total number of cash withdrawals at...

E-commerce transactions: Tips to stay safe when shopping online

 September 25, 2018
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Today’s new-generation customer has all the luxuries. At the click of a button (or a touch, on a mobile phone), they can buy literally anything they want. The arrival of online marketplaces like Flipkart, Amazon and thousands of other similar websites means that the basic premise of going out of...

Home network security: Do you really need it?

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 September 23, 2018
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We may not realize it but it’s not just our phones that are smart. In an age of Internet of Things (IoT), there is a lot of hype and hoopla about the connected homes – a concept of houses which will be completely smart and connected. But what we often...

Beware of cyber attacks this holiday season!

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 September 17, 2018
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With a range of festivals throughout the festive months, this is truly a time of celebration and joy as people come together. Whether it is Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja, Diwali or Christmas, people everywhere are in a merry mood, spending time with their families and friends. These festive times also...

How secure is the Wi-Fi router at your home?

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 September 6, 2018

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Your router, the box sitting in the corner of your house powers all your smart devices- mobile phones, laptops, tablets etc. with internet. It is the device which is directly exposed to the outside world and thus can be vulnerable to getting hacked. It may not store your personal information,...

Twitter bug attack: All you need to know & ways to fight such attacks

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 May 10, 2018
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One company with a turnover of $2.44bn 330 million users 500 million tweets per day What does it take to bring an upheaval in such a magnanimous company? A bug and . . . . well, that’s all it needs! Twitter Inc. reported a bug encounter a few weeks ago....

Analysis of recent Locky ransomware outbreak

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 September 29, 2017

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Quick Heal Security Labs is observing the infamous Locky ransomware outbreak which kicked off recently in the last week of September. The outbreak started with spam email with various subjects and different attachment names. On 26th September, spam campaign delivering a new variant of Locky ransomware started. The observed commonality in this campaign was...

What is VPN and why you should use it

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 June 6, 2017

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A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a type of a network connection that allows users to browse the Internet securely and anonymously. If you’re looking for ways to browse the web privately, then one of the most viable solutions is to use a VPN. What is VPN? VPN can...

Banking malware, Dridex bounces back through PDF

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 May 10, 2017

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Dridex is a banking malware which uses macros to spread on windows systems. Spam email attachments are utilized to spread this infection. Banking malware are generally key loggers. They trick users into opening the attachment; it then records the keystrokes on user’s computer and uses them for their own benefit....