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Vulnerabilities found in Broadcom Wi-Fi adapter of Lenovo laptop chipsets

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 February 13, 2018

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Lenovo recently released an advisory, warning customers about two critical Broadcom vulnerabilities which impact 25 models of its popular ThinkPad lineup. The Broadcom Wi-Fi chipsets used by Lenovo ThinkPad devices are affected by the CVE-2017-11120 & CVE-2017-11121 vulnerabilities. Both these issues are rated as “critical” and received a CVSS 10 score...

Beware of fake apps that claim to help you invest in JioCoin

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 February 2, 2018

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After news of Reliance Jio to launch its own cryptocurrency Jio emerged, a bunch of scammers seemed to have sprung into action. The Google Play Store was recently flooded with fake apps claiming to help users invest in JioCoin. And not long after this, Reliance issued an official statement rubbishing...

WhatsApp Scam Alert! Do not be fooled by this new scam

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 January 31, 2018
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This is a quick advisory to warn our readers about a new WhatsApp scam that is afoot. In this scam, a fake message is getting circulated which informs a user that their WhatsApp subscription has expired and that they can buy a lifetime service just for 99p by clicking on...

Beware of fake cryptocurrency mining apps – a report by Quick Heal Security Labs

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 January 18, 2018

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Cryptocurrency has become a famous and valuable digital asset. One of the ways to earn cryptocurrencies is to mine them. New coins are generated and brought into the market through the process of mining. Mining of cryptocurrency is a resource-intensive task but mining them on mobile devices is still a...

Android banking Trojan targets more than 232 apps including apps offered by Indian banks

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 January 3, 2018

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Quick Heal Security Labs detected an Android Banking Trojan that targets more than 232 banking apps including those offered by Indian banks. The malware is known as Android.banker.A2f8a (Previously detected as Android.banker.A9480). Like most other Android banking malware, even this one is designed for stealing login credentials, hijacking SMSs, uploading contact...

Beware of fake apps that claim to link your mobile number to Aadhaar

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 December 14, 2017

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Are you looking for ways to avoid visiting your cellular network provider’s care center/store to get your Aadhaar linked to your mobile number? Have you recently searched for apps that can help you do this? Well, here is some important and useful information for you. It is now mandatory for...

Fake Apps – a new emerging trend!

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 November 14, 2017

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Recently we had blogged about a fake WhatsApp app on Google Play. And soon after we started observing more fake apps getting hosted on Google Play. Interestingly, these fake apps were having good ratings and download count which clearly suggest the growing trend of fake apps in the Android world....

Android Ransomware Alert! DoubleLocker changes your phone’s PIN and encrypts your data

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 October 27, 2017

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DoubleLocker is an Android ransomware the likes of which have never been seen before. The malware is designed to launch a two-pronged attack – it locks down the phone it infects and encrypts all files stored on the device. What is spreading DoubleLocker ransomware? The malware gets into a device...

Beware of the WhatsApp spam message that begins with ‘Have you seen this?’

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 October 23, 2017

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A few days back I received a message from one of my contacts on WhatsApp. The message read, “OMG!! Have you seen this? link” As you may have noticed, the message does not say much but has a link bearing the name of a popular online store. I didn’t click...