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What’s new in macOS Catalina ‘Security and Privacy’?

 November 1, 2019

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Apple released macOS 10.15 (Catalina) on 7th Oct 2019 and now it is publicly available for download. With multiple features presented at the WWDC 2019, here’s an overview of the new security and privacy features introduced in Catalina. Enhanced Gatekeeper Gatekeeper, is an important outer layer of security, designed to...

Beware! The padlock icon and HTTPS are no more indicators of safe website

 June 14, 2019

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The evolving cyber threat landscape has taken a new leap. The recent past shows a startling rise in the number of incidences of phishing attacks, where visitors have been lured into clicking fraudulent links, under the cover of security marks like padlock icon and ‘HTTPS’. Considering the rising number of...

This Valentine fall for true love not for fake online dating apps

 February 14, 2019

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Valentine Day is that special time of the year when people are busy celebrating the essence of love. However, on the darker side, it is also a time when cyber criminals are looking to cash on your hunt for the love of your life. So, just in case you are...

Have You Received A Call To Replace Your Stripe-Only Card With EMV Chip Card Yet?

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 September 25, 2018

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In case you have received a reminder from your bank asking you to replace your stripe-only card with an EMV chip card and you have no idea why this change is being implemented, then you are at the right place. As per recent instructions received from the Reserve Bank of...

Beware of the ‘Free Cycle Distribution Yojana’ WhatsApp message. It’s fake!

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 July 30, 2018

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As India’s Independence Day (15th of August) approaches, messages about free distribution schemes are doing the rounds on WhatsApp. Just recently, Quick Heal Security Labs detected a widespread circulation of one such message claiming that the Indian government will distribute free cycles to students on Independence Day, under the Free...

Can you spot a phishing email? Take this test and find out!

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 April 5, 2018

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One of the oldest, nastiest and most lucrative tools used by hackers is phishing – a method to fool you into revealing your personal and sensitive information such as debit/card numbers, passwords, ATM pin, date of birth – any data that can personal identify you. Here’s an example of a...

9 security tips for using mobile payment apps

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 March 27, 2018
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Do you find it convenient to shop and bank online using mobile payment apps? Most would have ‘yes’ as an answer. But, are we letting ‘convenience’ overshadow ‘security’? An attacker can easily get hold of your personal and banking information if the app or the mobile site you are using...

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...