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Rahul Thadani

About Rahul Thadani

Rahul is a web enthusiast and blogger, and has been writing about the computer security industry for the last three years. Following the latest technology trends, he has written several articles and blog posts related to the antivirus industry.

Future Watch I: The impending dangers of Hacktivism and political hacking

 May 25, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Hacktivism is a rising threat to cyber security that we are sure to see more of in the coming years. Out of the 174 million reported cyber crimes in 2011, around 100 million of them are related to hacktivism. This term refers to the hacking of networks or websites by...

Infographic: Quick Heal’s DNAScan Technology

 May 22, 2012

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

As the proliferation of the Internet and the use and abuse of Web 2.0 increases, computer users are exposed to zero-day threats and risks that propagate in real-time. Any access to the Internet without protection is no doubt clogged with spyware, adware and dangerous bots. It doesn’t stop at this,...

Thinking of rooting your precious Droid? Here’s why it may not be such a good idea

 May 19, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

The massive popularity of Android smartphones has brought several features and options of the OS to the public domain. One of these options remains the ability to ‘root’ the device. Rooting an Android phone implies gaining (superuser) access to the kernel code of the software and using this access to...

Beware: Fake Antivirus Scanner Targeting Android Users on Twitter

 May 18, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Social media networks are very good hunting grounds for scammers and this is another such instance of a new scam (targeting Android) spreading on Twitter. This scam consists of enticing tweets that tempts users to click them. The links in these messages carry a ‘.TK’ extension and direct the users...

Infographic: The myth about smartphone invulnerability

 May 16, 2012

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Contrary to popular belief, the user-programmable miniature yet powerful mobile devices used for carrying data, sending e-mails, social networking, banking, gaming, downloading music and video aided with the rampant use of third party software, are not invincible. There are increasing problems from applications that upload malware or exploit vulnerabilities in...

A few tricks to avoid the ‘Phishing’ trap

 May 11, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Phishing is a technique that scammers use to obtain personal information by posing to be from a legitimate source. As a result, there are many people who fall for phishing emails. We regularly update this blog with details about fraudulent emails that attempt to phish for information, but now we...

Beware: Hacked websites can now infect your Android smartphone

 May 9, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Our malware analysis team has discovered a malicious software that targets Android smartphones through hacked websites. This adds further credibility to our predictions about the growing threat of mobile malware. This new malware, known as NotCompatible, gets downloaded automatically when an Android user visits a hacked website. A hidden iframe...

When Facebook Apps cease to be ‘Cool’

 May 7, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Have you ever wondered why certain ads show up in the right hand corner of your Facebook page? A closer look at these ads and you will be surprised at the volumes they speak about your lifestyle choices – be it exclusive shoes from an e-retailer or a self-development course!...

Massive Smartphone sales reveal growing security concerns

 May 4, 2012

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

According to recent Gartner and IDC reports, the total sales of smartphones in 2011 went as high as 490 million units. This number is estimated to rise to 600 million units in the current year and we need to take a second to take in these figures. Smartphones are steadily...

How third-party apps on smartphones could breach your privacy

 May 4, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

What makes a smartphone attractive and useful? The simple answer is the composition and number of compatible applications. On an average, an individual runs around 15-25 apps on his smartphone. Some Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) provide custom made apps on a device, but the popularity of any handset is directly...