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Stay away from ‘WhatsApp Gold’ – It’s a fake app!

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 May 27, 2016

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If you haven’t yet heard of the ‘WhatsApp Gold’ app, you soon will. And we are here to tell you that, this is yet another scam planned by cyber crooks. Users of popular messaging app WhatsApp, are reporting about receiving a message that advertises a newly launched app called WhatsApp...

Malware Alert! Beware of Fake Emails with the subject line ‘Amazon Order Dispatched…’

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 May 18, 2016

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After you are done shopping on any e-commerce website, receiving a confirmation email about your purchase is an expected thing. But, if you are receiving any such confirmation emails whose sender seems to be a popular online shopping portal and are mostly blank but contain attachment(s), then be cautious. Many...

Facebook Video Scam Alert! “Nobody can watch this video for more than 15 seconds”

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 April 29, 2016

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Although pretty old, this Facebook video scam has again started gaining momentum on Facebook. This post explains what is this all about. A couple of days back, I saw a post on my Facebook timeline which looked like this: The post reads “You cannot watch this video for more than 15...

Do not take that IQ Test on Facebook. It’s a Scam!

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 January 7, 2016

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The beginning of a year gives us a reason to do better than what we have been doing so far. Most of us make new resolutions, take up new interests, improve and build relationships at work and home, and so on. Then there are those who work tirelessly to invent...

Top 10 Security Blog Posts of 2015

 December 30, 2015

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As we turn over a new leaf, and anticipate new beginnings, it’s time to look at the top 10 security blog posts of 2015 in retrospect. #1. 6 Easy Steps to Tighten your Gmail Security! The post talks about some really easy steps that users must take to ensure that...

Four Tips to Avoid Nepal Earthquake Relief Scams

 April 29, 2015

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Nepal is slowly getting back on its feet after the devastating calamity that struck on April 25 2015. The earthquake was a monstrous 7.9 on the Richter scale. According to various news sources, nearly 8 million people were affected by the earthquake. And the death toll is close to 4,800...

Beware of Fake WhatsApp Notifications!

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 February 9, 2015

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A fake WhatsApp notification email is doing the rounds on the Internet, tricking users into visiting a phishing website. Hackers are targeting Internet users with a fake WhatsApp notification email that pretends to be from WhatsApp. The email notifies the user about a new message and presents them with a...

WhatsApp Plus Users Face Temporary Ban by WhatsApp

 January 22, 2015

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If our readers can recollect, last year we had a blog post about the arrival of WhatsApp Plus, a third party/modified version of WhatsApp. Just yesterday, we were made aware of an interesting incident about this app. Read all about it below. A couple of days ago, users of WhatsApp...

50 Dos and Don’ts of Internet Security for the Year 2015!

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 December 29, 2014

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This post is to say thank you to all the fans and readers of Quick Heal blog with a recap of some of the most important dos and don’ts of Internet Security. Read on. The first official post on our blog was live on October 19th, 2006. And since then,...

Credit Card Security Tips for Online Shopping

 December 16, 2014

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With holidays around the corner and most ecommerce sites throwing away huge offers and discounts, we have to be extra careful against online scams and frauds. In this post today, we have listed down some helpful tips that you can use for safe credit card usage on the Internet. A...