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A massive security flaw discovered in Skype. Fix not coming anytime soon.

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 February 14, 2018

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Quick Heal Security Labs has recently learned about a serious vulnerability in Skype’s update installer – that’s the bad news. The worse news is, Microsoft is not going to patch the vulnerability anytime soon as this would require the updater to go through a ‘large code revision’. What is this...

5 things you must know about the Uber data breach if you are worried about it

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 November 23, 2017
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For any business, suffering a data breach is bad. But, not informing its customers about the breach is downright worse. And Uber, a global transportation app company, has made itself into a glaring example of the above statement. Last Tuesday (21.11.2017), Uber Technologies revealed that hackers were able to compromise...

Dear Women, Define your Online Identity Securely

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 March 10, 2017

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Amazing women are everywhere. They have defined our past and are making our present better so that we can look forward to a better future. Women have always been more vocal, expressive and willing to share than men. And social networking has become one the most powerful platforms for them...

Alert! Install the BHIM app only from official app stores

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 January 4, 2017
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• BHIM is a digital payment app recently launched by the Government of India.
• BHIM app is currently available only in Google Play Store.
• Several other apps having the name 'BHIM' are present in Google Play.
• Install only the official BHIM app developed by 'National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)'

Alert! Karma Ransomware will get you if you Install Free Software

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 November 16, 2016
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A fake Windows optimization software has been let loose on the Internet. And it is going by the name “Windows-TuneUp”. And why are we telling you about this? Read on. Windows-TuneUp is a free software that claims to speed up slow computers. But in reality, it is a fake program...

Third-Party Apps becomes significant source of Malware Attacks on Android Smartphones

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 July 22, 2016

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We love options! But smart people also love the authenticity of the options available. Most of us rely on Google Play Store or Windows Store to download our favorite apps because they are the official pre-installed app for Android and Windows devices and hence, a trusted source. Google Play or...

How to Identify Fake Apps in the Google Play Store

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 February 29, 2016

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What is the first thing we do whenever we get our hands on a shiny new phone? No points for guessing! We download apps – all kinds of them; games, messaging, wallpapers, media streaming, utility and so on. But hold on! Are we careful about what we let inside our...

Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) – A Digital Nuisance

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 February 23, 2016

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This post aims to provide an insight to our readers about programs called Potentially Unwanted Applications, about what they are and how they can be a threat to our privacy and security. What are Potentially Unwanted Applications? Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUA) are often bundled with genuine software that are freely...

Security Vulnerabilities for Android and iOS Hit An All-time High in 2015

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 December 4, 2015

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Quick Heal hopes it has been a good year for you. But, has it been a good year for your mobile devices as well? It has been an alarming year for both Android and iOS users. If Android users were vulnerable to Stagefright attacks, iOS users had their own share...

4 dangerous apps for teens that parents should know about

 June 9, 2014

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When it comes to safeguarding kids and teenagers online, many parents are already pretty clued up. They stay aware about the latest online apps that are in vogue and their risks, and many of them also get actively involved with their child’s online activities. Some parents also friend their kids...