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Why is smartphone security so important?

 July 28, 2020

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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

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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...

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

 June 5, 2020

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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 secured when dealing with money on your mobile phones?

 March 19, 2020
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The sheer convenience of shopping and banking with mobile phones has made it an exceedingly popular device for digital transactions. According to a KPMG report, digital payments are estimated to see a CAGR of 12.7 percent in the number of non-cash transactions by 2021. The growth is being driven by...

Security resolutions for 2020 to stay safe online!

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As we are about to enter the new year, it’s ritualistic to reflect on our experiences from the passing year and make resolutions for the New Year. Most people make resolutions around good heath, their life goals, etc. Here is a different angle to our routine resolutions’ list – Security...

Pegasus like spyware could be snooping on you right now!!

 November 22, 2019

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

The recent news of Pegasus spyware attack via WhatsApp that targeted lawyers, journalists and human rights activists, offers an astonishing revelation on the kind of havoc such spyware can create. We covered the topic extensively, recently. The frequent media buzz about the recent incident of snooping by Pegasus spyware which...

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

 November 2, 2019

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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...

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

 September 9, 2019

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

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

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

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...

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...