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Beware of the new WhatsApp message scam that promises Rs. 1000/- Paytm cash!

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 March 20, 2018

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WhatsApp currently has over 200 million monthly active users in India. No wonder it has become a popular tool for scammers. Just last night, I received the following message from one of my friends on WhatsApp. Fig 1 The message is in Hindi and loosely translates to this… Open this...

The A-Z dictionary of cybersecurity terms

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 March 15, 2018

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Whether you are a normal user or a tech-guru, being aware of the computer security threats will help fortify your defense against them. So, here’s a handy A-Z dictionary of cybersecurity terms.

INFOGRAPHIC: Quick Heal Annual Threat Report 2018 | Key Findings

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 February 23, 2018

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The Quick Heal Annual Threat Report 2018 is up and it puts together information that concerns individuals and business owners alike. It gives an insight into how the cybersecurity landscape shaped up in 2017 and how it is going to be in 2018. This infographic presents a quick overview of...

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...

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...

Here’s how you can stay safe from the Android Banking Trojan that targets banking apps

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 January 10, 2018

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If our readers can recollect, Quick Heal Security Labs had released an important advisory about an Android banking Trojan that is known to target about 232 banking apps. As a continuation of the post, here we will help you understand how you can protect yourself from this malware by following...

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...

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....

Fake WhatsApp App downloaded over 1 million times on Google Play

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 November 6, 2017
Fake WhatsApp App Update App

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Just last week, more than 1 million Android users downloaded a fake WhatsApp app from the Google Play Store. The app (removed now) went by the name ‘Update WhatsApp Messenger’. As you may notice in the image below, the developer title is ‘WhatsApp Inc.’ which is the same one used...

Mobile payments are on the rise, but are they safe?

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 October 30, 2017
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Several non-banking institutions have entered the market offering payment services and this has only boosted the consumer’s readiness to adopt digital payments; particularly, mobile payments. The following statistics easily paint a picture of the exponential growth of digital transactions in the country. Cashless payments in October 2016 increased 22% when...