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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
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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...

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 these fake apps on Google Play Store that use ‘Jio/Jeo’ in their names

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 July 24, 2017

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Jio took the Indian telecom market by storm when it made its entry with free unlimited calls and data offers. People went into a kind of frenzy for acquiring this service. And with its ‘truly unbelievable’ offers, Jio also launched an array of apps on Google Play Store such as...

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...