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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...

On Data Privacy Day, here are 10 simple tips to keep your data safe

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 January 25, 2018

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Recognized annually on January 28th, Data Privacy Day is defined as a centered approach towards respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust. It is a global effort to raise and promote awareness around protecting one’s data and privacy. With this thought in mind, we have put together these 10 tips...

Quick Heal thwarts attempts of a JAVA jRAT phishing campaign targeting an international embassy in India

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 January 16, 2018

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Earlier we had blogged about how JAVA based jRAT malware were evolved in the recent times. At Quick Heal Security Labs, we are actively observing jRAT campaigns happening in the wild. These JAVA malware spread through phishing campaigns. While analyzing one such phishing campaign, we found that an International embassy in India was being targeted by phishers. The malware used in the phishing campaign was the infamous JAVA malware called jRAT. ...

5 cybersecurity tips for safe online shopping this holiday season

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 December 18, 2017

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By now, most of you must have started getting emails and messages about great deals and discounts from your online shopping websites. And while most of us get preoccupied with our shopping spree, cyber criminals will try to make the most of this opportunity. How? Well, that’s easy. They might...

Mumbai businessman loses ₹5.8 lakh in a spear phishing scam

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 November 20, 2017

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This story has been sourced from Hindustan Times. On November 18, a businessman from Powai, Mumbai, received an email that looked like it was sent by a close friend. In the email, the friend informed that he is stuck somewhere and that he needed an urgent loan of ₹5.8 lakh...

Want to scam an online scammer? Here’s how you can do it with Re:scam

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 November 15, 2017
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How many times have you received an email congratulating you about winning a lottery of $1 Million or that your bank account will be suspended unless you take an action like clicking on a link to update your bank details? I’d guess, at least once in your lifetime. And even...

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...

1.3 Lakh stolen from a Mumbai-based man’s bank account in a scam asking him to link phone to Aadhaar

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 October 12, 2017

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In yet another incident of bank fraud, Paul (name changed for privacy reasons), a Mumbai-based man lost Rs. 1.3 Lakh from his bank account. Here’s what happened based on the story narrated by him in a Facebook post. After linking our Aadhaar card to bank accounts and PAN, we are...