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The infamous Spyware – Pegasus, The NSO Group and The WhatsApp snooping saga

 November 2, 2019

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The Indian media is abuzz these days with several news and allegations around snooping on several Indian citizens through a spyware named Pegasus, allegedly delivered through WhatsApp. It’s reported widely that Facebook Inc., the parent company of popular messaging app -WhatsApp, reached out to few users from India (and other...

Which Antivirus to choose for protecting my Android phone?

 October 10, 2019

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Smartphones are taking the market by storm and so are the rising mobile malware attacks! As per reports by Quick Heal Security Labs, the last quarter clocked around 2,22000+ malware hits across our Android AV customers, all of which got blocked at the right time. This goes on to explain...

Quick Heal reports 29 malicious apps with 10 million+ downloads on Google Play Store

 September 24, 2019

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Quick Heal Security Labs reported 29 malicious apps found on Google Play Store, which have a collective download count of more than 10 Millions. Google was quick enough to remove these malicious apps from Play Store immediately. One of the Apps from this set, named “Multiapp multiple accounts simultaneously” has crossed 5 million...

The Free Mobile Anti-virus you are using can be a Fake!

 September 9, 2019

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Quick Heal Security Labs recently spotted multiple Fake Antivirus Apps on Google Play Store. What’s more alarming, is that one of these fake AV Apps has been downloaded 100000+ times already. These Apps appear to be genuine Anti-virus/virus-removal Apps with names like Virus Cleaner, Antivirus security, etc., but do not...

Alert! 27 apps found on Google Play Store that prompt you to install Fake Google Play Store

 August 19, 2019

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Quick Heal Security Lab spotted 27 malicious apps of dropper category on official “Google Play Store”. These apps have been removed from Play Store after Quick Heal Security Lab reported it to Google last week. These apps continuously show installation prompt for fake “Google Play Store”. If any user falls...

Android based IoT devices with open ADB port inviting easy attacks by Crypto-miners

 August 7, 2019

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The rapid pace at which connected smart home devices are increasing, have opened the gates for a new era of cyber-attacks on IoT devices including smart phones, TVs, IP cameras, etc. These attacks are mostly in the form of crypto mining attacks wherein cryptocurrency-mining botnet enters the targeted device via...

Trinity Miner using open ADB port to target IoT devices

 July 26, 2019

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In the 21st century, life is becoming smart and evolving at a fast pace. Even day to day gadgets are becoming smarter. All these IoT devices are powered by ARM-based processor and run on android and unix operating system. These IoT devices include mobiles, smart T.V., routers, IP cameras and...

3059 android malware detected per day in 2018 – Are you still counting on free android antivirus for protection?

 March 22, 2019

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The incidents of cyber-attacks on smartphones, especially those working on the popular Android operating system, have been on a constant rise. However, a major reason people still continue to go in for android smartphones, is the fact that these are mostly cheap to buy. However, the year 2018 ended with...

Beware!! PDF Attachments Launching Android malware

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 December 25, 2018

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As a normal user we receive multiple emails on a daily basis with PDF as an attachment. Recently, at Quick-Heal Security Lab, we observed a malicious PDF file sent to users as an attachment via a phishing mail. These PDF files look like a regular document but that’s not the...

FakeApp discovered on Google Play Store which increases download count and rating of other applications.

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 December 21, 2018

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Quick Heal Security Lab has spotted few FakeApps with more than 50,000+ installations on Google Play Store. These applications appear to be genuine as a PDF reader, PDF Downloader, PDF Scanner etc., but don’t have such functionality. The main purpose of these apps is to increase the download count of...