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Why is smartphone security so important?

 July 28, 2020

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Let’s pause for a second here and think about the astonishingly smart palm-sized device – that is our phone. A decade or two ago it would have been impossible to imagine all the things that a modern-day smartphone can do. A day without our smartphone is quite unimaginable. From remembering...

70% apps in common use have security flaws. Are you protected?

 June 29, 2020

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Most of the popular applications we use today are built upon open-source libraries – free code repositories that help developers to create readymade applications. But, how safe are those libraries? According to a recent report, not very. Almost 70 percent of apps in common use were found to have flaws...

BHIM App attacked! Secure your online banking today with Quick Heal

 June 25, 2020

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

India’s BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) app used for mobile payments was reported recently to have suffered a massive data leakage of 7.26 million records, according to a security research company. According to the report, the leak happened due to a flaw in a website linked to the BHIM app...

Eventbot malware – all you need to know about this new mobile banking Trojan

 June 5, 2020

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Eventbot- a new mobile banking Trojan is making the rounds on the Internet, posing threats to online mobile banking apps for Android users. The Government of India’s cybersecurity arm Cert-In has already raised an alarm about this malware and advised security agencies to be alert about its projected spread in...

Are you sure you have the right Aarogya Setu App on your phone?

 May 27, 2020

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

The Government of India launched a mobile application called Aarogya Setu for easy contact tracing of people during the Covid-19 pandemic. It has a record-breaking number of downloads in a very short span of time on Google Play Store. As per government stats, it has more than 10 crore registered...

Can your mobile phone be hacked by implanting bugs in Android?

 May 27, 2020

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

If you’re among the many who own an Android phone, you must have by now downloaded the popular operating system’s latest security update (released on 5th May) by Google. The update fixes multiple vulnerabilities within the OS including CVE-2020-0103 which is the severest. This vulnerability could potentially allow remote code...

Android application found on Google Play Store carrying Windows malware!

 March 30, 2020
Android application found on Google Play Store carrying Windows malware!

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Recently, Quick Heal Security Labs found an Android application present on the Google Play Store which was infected by Windows malware. The application is meant for Gionee SmartWatch configuration and visualizing the data through App. On further analyzing the App, we found few HTML files which were infected with Windows...

Fake Coronavirus tracking app exploiting our fear and vulnerable social situation

 March 20, 2020

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

As the Coronavirus spreads across countries creating fear across the globe, everybody wants to stay on top of any information related to it wanting to remain safe and away from infected people. Malware authors are also taking advantage of this situation. Previously on the Android Playstore, there were many  applications present which claimed...

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

 November 2, 2019

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

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...