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5 Easy Tips to Free up Space on Your Android

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 June 16, 2016

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Is your smartphone not as zappy as it used to be when you bought it? If yes, then you can blame low memory space for this. When your phone runs out of memory, it refuses to take any more pics or videos, install updates or run smoothly – all obvious...

Phishing emails just got more dangerous! 93% of them contain ransomware

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 June 13, 2016
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If you thought phishing emails are less dangerous, then you would be terribly wrong. According to a recent report, almost 93% of phishing emails now carry the ransomware malware. First, what is phishing? Phishing is an age-old trick used by scammers and hackers to trick people into revealing their personal...

Have a LinkedIn account? Better change your password!

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 May 23, 2016

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Last week, popular business social networking site LinkedIn announced that over 100 million user passwords were compromised. This was followed by a strong advisory to users about changing their passwords. A brief flashback >> A few years ago, in 2012, LinkedIn was hit by a major hack that caused a...

7 Useful Computer Security Habits you Must Take Up

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 May 6, 2016

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Here’s a light, crisp refresher on 7 good computer security habits for you all. #1st Tip Lock your PC when you are away This is a no-brainer; yet, most of us may conveniently forget to do so. And we don’t realize its importance until some miscreant gets their hands on...

Not sure if the doc you just downloaded is safe or not? Open it in Quick Heal Browser Sandbox

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 May 2, 2016

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Most malicious websites are designed to drop malware on your computer the moment you visit them. This type of an unexpected attack is known as a drive-by download. Sometimes, even trusted and harmless looking websites can do this to your computer. Quick Heal Browser Sandbox is an important security feature...

Facebook Basics: How to Easily Avoid Phishing Scams

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 April 18, 2016
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Phishing attacks over Facebook and other social media channels are not uncommon. In fact, it is very likely that people fall for such attacks when it comes from an innocent looking link or post that is shared by somebody on their friend’s list. Facebook, with millions of users from all...

Security Alert! Locky Ransomware on the loose

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 April 11, 2016
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‘Locky’ is the latest addition to the ransomware family. It has an interesting name and carries the same nastiness. Read more from the post below. What is the Locky Ransomware? Locky is a new file-encrypting ransomware malware. It does two things: Encrypts the files it finds in the PC it...

How to Prevent Ransomware From Locking Your PC

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 March 29, 2016

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The Quick Heal Threat Research Lab has been detecting increased numbers of ransomware infections over the last few weeks. We have recently reported on the notorious Dridex ransomware. These incidents depict a clear trend that malware authors are steadily shifting to serious money making ransomware variants. The rise in these...

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...

Boarding Passes Pose Serious Security Risks for Frequent Fliers

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 January 22, 2016

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When was the last time you took a flight to someplace and back and then carelessly threw your boarding pass into the bin without even thinking twice? Well if you regularly follow this habit, then you will be concerned to know that every boarding pass contains a barcode that holds...