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Sanjay Katkar

About Sanjay Katkar

Sanjay Katkar is the Joint Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer of Quick Heal Technologies Limited. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from University of Pune, India. Sanjay has spearheaded the creation, subsequent development and maintenance of the core antivirus engine of Quick Heal. Over a span of 20 years, he has redesigned the entire product portfolio and elevated the role of the organization as a trustworthy IT security brand in more than 80 countries. He is a member of the Technology Steering Committee of National Security Database, India, and is a reporting member of The Wild List Organization International, USA. In 2016, Sanjay Katkar was named the Product Management Executive of the Year at the 12th Annual Global Excellence Awards overseen by Info Security Products Guide, a leading information security research and advisory guide, in San Francisco, USA.

DNSChanger server shutdown date extended to 9th July

 March 7, 2012

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The possible Internet outage on 8th March is avoided as the federal judge has agreed to allow 120 days of extension for organisations and individuals to clean systems of the DNSChanger Trojan. This decision was taken late yesterday. As the earlier 4 month deadline of 8th March arrived, it was...

NPAV – Net Protector AntiVirus truth exposed

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 January 30, 2012

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Since the last 3-4 days we have come across a lot of cases of reported infection of W32.Xpaj virus and surprisingly, found Net Protector Antivrus (NPAV) installed on the computers of all those cases. We were surprised to find the connection and were attempting to find the connection between this...

New Facebook spam video – “Yeah! it happens on live television”

 December 16, 2011

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A new spam is spreading on Facebook which is similar to the previously seen Marika Fruscio scam. The new spam is using the same image for the video which was used earlier. The re-appearance of such a scam indicates that the scammers are using the same old trick but with...

Recent Facebook porn spam attack: How to avoid falling in the trap

 November 17, 2011

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The recent wave of porn spam attacks that flooded Facebook accounts with posts carrying images of sex and violence has been brought under control. Most of the spam has stopped and the responsible accounts have been quarantined. Thousands of Facebook users had been afflicted and unknowingly posted pornographic spam which...

New Google search bots are smarter, are they smart enough to avoid misuse?

 November 3, 2011

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Google seems to have recently updated its Google Search services. Among the many new features, the one that is most important from the point of view of a malicious user, is its capability to read through user comments. Googlebots are now capable of reading dynamic comments on websites posted by...

Surfing the Internet the secure way with browser sandbox

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 November 1, 2011

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PC’s today are mostly victims of infections caused by visiting infected websites that drop malware codes. Even though we have website reputation checks implemented by all anti-malware software, there is always a slight chance that the user may visit a newly infected website that has not yet been classified as...

Will new SMS regulations bring down fraudulent SMS scams?

 September 28, 2011

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Mobile users in India are letting out a sigh of relief as unsolicited calls and text messages selling a wide spectrum of things ranging from credit card services to weight loss solutions have significantly come down. This is the first day of this improvement as the TRAI (Telecom regulatory Authority...

Quick Heal Mobile Security for Android based mobile devices launched

 August 1, 2011

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Today is the official launch for Quick Heal Mobile Security for Android smartphones and tablets. The Quick Heal team is proud of entering the new and amazing world of Android. Thank you for the overwhelming response to the pre-launch registration offer. With 5,000+ registrations on the first day of the...

Some good tips on credit card safety

 July 21, 2011

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When it comes to credit card security I have seen both types of people. There are people who are paranoid about security and do not use credit cards at all or do not perform any online banking transactions at all. Then there are people who do not care about security...

Phone Hacking: Are we safe?

 July 19, 2011

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Recent international news about the hacking of celebrities phones by news reporters from News of the World, a now defunct British tabloid newspaper published by News International, are doing the rounds. The allegations state that the individuals and reporters working for the newspaper are engaged in phone hacking. All this...