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3 essential ways to strengthen your business data security

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 February 5, 2019

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For any business big or small, business data is an asset that they cannot afford to compromise at any cost. With a huge amount of data, from employee details to the credit card details of customers, stored in the form of vulnerable electronic records, the loss of even a single...

Beware! Your website might be delivering Emotet malware

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 December 29, 2018

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In 2018, we saw a surge in Emotet activity. Emotet started as a banking trojan but this blog will shed light on how it has also become a “threat distributor”. We will also discuss server-side and client-side activity and how it spreads. Its self-propagation makes it all the more challenging...

How can my Facebook account be misused if hacked?

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 October 4, 2018

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At a time when most of us are living in a virtual world, where we are connected to our friends and family mostly through social networking sites, imagine what it would be like to find your social media account hacked!! That’s exactly what happened with 50 million of Facebook users...

50 Million Facebook Accounts Hacked – Time to act before it’s too late!

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 October 1, 2018

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The afternoon of September 28th 2018 brought in a wave of shock for 50 million Facebook users, when they found themselves logged out of Facebook!! In one of the worst data breach attacks in the history of Facebook, over 90 million users on Friday afternoon, were forced to log out...

Immediate steps to follow if you are a victim of banking fraud

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 September 28, 2018

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In the recent past, innumerable cases have surfaced where there have been incidences of fraudulent charges on credit cards or unauthorized access to personal information. In wake of such rising cases of identity theft and data breaches, it can be extremely useful to know about actions to take once you...

Have You Received A Call To Replace Your Stripe-Only Card With EMV Chip Card Yet?

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 September 25, 2018

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In case you have received a reminder from your bank asking you to replace your stripe-only card with an EMV chip card and you have no idea why this change is being implemented, then you are at the right place. As per recent instructions received from the Reserve Bank of...

Data Privacy. What is that?

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 August 6, 2018

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With the heavy penetration of the Internet into almost every household, data privacy has had its day. The Facebook data leak scandal which rocked the tech industry is a blistering example of the way our privacy is getting compromised at the cost of our obsession with social networking or the...

Beware of the ‘Free Cycle Distribution Yojana’ WhatsApp message. It’s fake!

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 July 30, 2018

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As India’s Independence Day (15th of August) approaches, messages about free distribution schemes are doing the rounds on WhatsApp. Just recently, Quick Heal Security Labs detected a widespread circulation of one such message claiming that the Indian government will distribute free cycles to students on Independence Day, under the Free...

9 security tips for using mobile payment apps

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 March 27, 2018
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Do you find it convenient to shop and bank online using mobile payment apps? Most would have ‘yes’ as an answer. But, are we letting ‘convenience’ overshadow ‘security’? An attacker can easily get hold of your personal and banking information if the app or the mobile site you are using...

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...