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Rajiv Singha

About Rajiv Singha

Rajiv is an IT security news junkie and a computer security blogger at Quick Heal. He is passionate about promoting cybersecurity awareness, content and digital marketing, photography, gaming, and gardening.

Ransomware Alert! Follow these steps to secure your system against an ongoing ransomware attack

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 April 25, 2018

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Quick Heal has detected an ongoing ransomware attack. This post outlines the important steps you must take to protect your computer(s) against this threat. What to do to stay safe from the attack? Most of the steps mentioned below are technical in nature. If you need any assistance, please call...

8 tips to avoid a spyware attack

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 April 12, 2018

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Spyware refers to software that spy on your Internet browsing activities, record keystrokes, and collect almost any type of data including your personal information such as credit/debit card or banking details, login IDs and passwords. In this post, we share 8 tips to avoid a spyware attack and keep your...

Can you spot a phishing email? Take this test and find out!

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 April 5, 2018

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One of the oldest, nastiest and most lucrative tools used by hackers is phishing – a method to fool you into revealing your personal and sensitive information such as debit/card numbers, passwords, ATM pin, date of birth – any data that can personal identify you. Here’s an example of a...

Can you solve this cybersecurity crossword?

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 April 2, 2018

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Do you like solving crosswords? Well, we have a short cybersecurity crossword that will rattle your brain and also test how cyberaware you are.

9 security tips for using mobile payment apps

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 March 27, 2018
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Do you find it convenient to shop and bank online using mobile payment apps? Most would have ‘yes’ as an answer. But, are we letting ‘convenience’ overshadow ‘security’? An attacker can easily get hold of your personal and banking information if the app or the mobile site you are using...

Beware of the new WhatsApp message scam that promises Rs. 1000/- Paytm cash!

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 March 20, 2018

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WhatsApp currently has over 200 million monthly active users in India. No wonder it has become a popular tool for scammers. Just last night, I received the following message from one of my friends on WhatsApp. Fig 1 The message is in Hindi and loosely translates to this… Open this...

The A-Z dictionary of cybersecurity terms

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 March 15, 2018

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Whether you are a normal user or a tech-guru, being aware of the computer security threats will help fortify your defense against them. So, here’s a handy A-Z dictionary of cybersecurity terms.

A free guide to 7 computer viruses you should know about

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 March 13, 2018
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Computer viruses are nasty little programs that are designed to lay waste to your computer. Some destroy files stored on your PC, while some trigger different software to malfunction. More nefarious viruses steal your confidential information and some even go to an extent to rig a system’s power load and...

Do not fall for the WhatsApp message about Jio Prime Offer. It’s a hoax!

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 March 8, 2018

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A message about a Jio Prime offer is circulating among WhatsApp users. Do not fall for it because it’s a hoax. Last evening, I received this message from one of my contacts. Looks like a genuine message, doesn’t it? But, it is nothing but a hoax. How do we know?...