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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...

Infostealer Campaign detected in the wild

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 May 30, 2016

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Quick Heal Threat Research Lab has recently observed an active cybercrime campaign designed to steal user info. The campaign has been noticed to make use of three keyloggers (malicious software that records information entered by a user on their computer keyboard) iSpy logger, Predator logger and Knight Logger. These software...

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...

Report: The Dridex Trojan is Back

 March 25, 2016

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“Dridex”, also known as ‘Buget’, is the successor of “Cridex”, a banking Trojan created for stealing victim credentials. After its takedown by the US Government in late 2015, the malware has come up with new versions and techniques. This report aims to provide detailed insights into the infection vector of...

INFOGRAPHIC: What is Phishing?

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 March 17, 2016

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If truth be told, phishing has been one of the oldest and most effective tools for cyber criminals. Phishing scams are known to have started around the year 1995 and they have only grown fiercer and sneakier with time. While we are not deep-diving into this topic today, we have...

How to Identify Fake Apps in the Google Play Store

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 February 29, 2016

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What is the first thing we do whenever we get our hands on a shiny new phone? No points for guessing! We download apps – all kinds of them; games, messaging, wallpapers, media streaming, utility and so on. But hold on! Are we careful about what we let inside our...

5 Best Instagram Security Tips

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 February 16, 2016

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When Instagram was formed as an iOS-only photo sharing app in 2010, nobody imagined how big and popular the service could actually get. Today Instagram is available over all major mobile platforms and has more than 400 million monthly active users around the world. The key features of Instagram are...

Be Careful of these Potential Online Scams

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 February 5, 2016

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With services like WhatsApp and other such messaging platforms, communication has become easier and highly convenient. But, as these services gain popularity, they start attracting a whole lot of scammers and criminal minds. This post tells you about two types of potential online scams that you must watch out for....