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

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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...

This festive season secure your mobile payments

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 October 17, 2018

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Festivities in India have begun and it’s time for a joyride of celebrations, merriment, lots of tantalising food and exchange of gifts. Talking of food and gifts, the festive season is also a time for ecommerce sites to spring into action, by offering tempting discounts and sales to lure people...

The Need For Anti-Virus As Mobile Wallet Transactions Hit Record 14,170 Crore

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 September 26, 2018

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After mobile wallet transactions experienced a setback owing to the mandatory know-your-customer (KYC) requirements in March, mobile wallet companies have bounced back with a record transaction of 14,170 crore in May, the highest recorded transaction after January. Thus, M-Wallets are back in vogue with companies once again succeeding in convincing...

Be aware! Hiddad Malware present on Google Play Store.

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 August 27, 2018

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Quick Heal Security Lab has spotted a couple of applications on play store which hide themselves after installation and display full screen ads after specific time interval. This trend is used by most of the developers these days to earn profit by displaying ads. Even if users want to uninstall...