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Alert! Install the BHIM app only from official app stores

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 January 4, 2017
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• BHIM is a digital payment app recently launched by the Government of India.
• BHIM app is currently available only in Google Play Store.
• Several other apps having the name 'BHIM' are present in Google Play.
• Install only the official BHIM app developed by 'National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)'

WhatsApp Virus Alert! Do not download unverified documents received over WhatsApp

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 January 3, 2017

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Central security services in India have issued a high alert advisory against two malicious files that are circulating on WhatsApp. These files are loaded with viruses that can steal sensitive personal and banking information stored in the victim’s phone. Who is the prime target? The malicious files are in the...

The Top 10 Cybersecurity Stories of 2016

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 December 31, 2016
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Before we take yet another step into the New Year, let’s quickly look back at the top 10 cybersecurity stories of 2016. 1. Do not take that IQ Test on Facebook. It’s a Scam! In Jan 2016, a scam was afoot on Facebook. This scam was tricking users into taking...

Alert! Karma Ransomware will get you if you Install Free Software

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 November 16, 2016
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A fake Windows optimization software has been let loose on the Internet. And it is going by the name “Windows-TuneUp”. And why are we telling you about this? Read on. Windows-TuneUp is a free software that claims to speed up slow computers. But in reality, it is a fake program...

5 Things that Show you’re Sharing too Much Information Online

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 September 21, 2016

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It’s easier for predatory animals (lions, wolves, bears, hawks, etc.) to hunt their preys on open grounds with fewer or no places to hide. And this scenario is no different for us when we are online. The moment we get on the Internet, we place ourselves on a hunting patch...

Hrithik Roshan’s Facebook Account Hacked! 5 Tips to secure your Facebook Account

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 September 7, 2016

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The Facebook account of the Mohenjo Daro actor Hrithik Roshan was briefly hacked on Monday evening. Seemed like the hacker wanted to start the week with a bang! Reportedly, after compromising Roshan’s official Facebook account, the hacker put up his own picture as the profile photo. And he continued his...

WhatsApp to share your phone number with Facebook. Here’s how you can prevent this

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 August 26, 2016

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The privacy policy of WhatsApp has undergone some change as of 25th August 2016. And here are 10 things that you must know. 1. WhatsApp has announced that it will start sharing your phone number with its parent company Facebook (Facebook acquired WhatsApp back in February 2014). This news comes...

Third-Party Apps becomes significant source of Malware Attacks on Android Smartphones

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 July 22, 2016

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We love options! But smart people also love the authenticity of the options available. Most of us rely on Google Play Store or Windows Store to download our favorite apps because they are the official pre-installed app for Android and Windows devices and hence, a trusted source. Google Play or...

Check if your Online Account has been Leaked in a Data Breach

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 July 8, 2016

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A data breach is defined as an incident where private and confidential information is illegally viewed, used or accessed by a malicious entity. In May 2016, passwords of over 100 million LinkedIn users were stolen by hackers in a major data breach. Similar incidents of data breach have occurred in...