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Quick Heal detects malware misusing the fame of Patanjali’s Kimbho app

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 July 13, 2018

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When Patanjali’s Kimbho app came to Google Play Store, it made some headlines on the Internet, newspapers, TVs, etc. It had 1.5 lakh downloads in just 3 hours. Kimbho app was designed for socializing, messaging and sharing videos, images, etc., same as what the WhatsApp and Facebook app do. However,...

Beware of fake apps that claim to help you invest in JioCoin

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 February 2, 2018

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After news of Reliance Jio to launch its own cryptocurrency Jio emerged, a bunch of scammers seemed to have sprung into action. The Google Play Store was recently flooded with fake apps claiming to help users invest in JioCoin. And not long after this, Reliance issued an official statement rubbishing...

Beware of fake apps that claim to link your mobile number to Aadhaar

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 December 14, 2017

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Are you looking for ways to avoid visiting your cellular network provider’s care center/store to get your Aadhaar linked to your mobile number? Have you recently searched for apps that can help you do this? Well, here is some important and useful information for you. It is now mandatory for...

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...

5 Android Marshmallow 6.0 Security Features

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 March 15, 2016

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Even though Android is easily the most used mobile operating platform across the globe, its security vulnerabilities are notoriously easy to navigate around. While this is not due to a lack of security features on the platform, it is simply an outcome of its large number of users representing value...

MazarBOT: New Android Malware Steals SMSs and Wipes Phones

 March 2, 2016
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A new Android malware, known as MazarBOT, has been discovered in-the-wild and this dangerous sample has the capability to hijack an unsuspecting user’s smartphone. The malware gets into a victim’s phone with an SMS as follows: You have received a multimedia message from +[xx] [xxxxxxxxxx]. Follow the link hxxp://www.mmsforyou[.]Net/mms.apk to...

Quick Heal Security Predictions for 2016: Be Alert, Be Secured and Stay Safe!

 December 24, 2015

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It is time to say goodbye to 2015 and welcome 2016. New Year wishes, greetings and celebrations are on its way. And, so are New Year resolutions and predictions. Quick Heal family wishes you a Merry Christmas and a safe and secured New Year 2016. 2015 was an eventful year...

Security Vulnerabilities for Android and iOS Hit An All-time High in 2015

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 December 4, 2015

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Quick Heal hopes it has been a good year for you. But, has it been a good year for your mobile devices as well? It has been an alarming year for both Android and iOS users. If Android users were vulnerable to Stagefright attacks, iOS users had their own share...

Security Hole in Gmail Android App Makes Phishing Attacks Easier

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 November 17, 2015

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A recently discovered bug in the Gmail Android App allows anyone to pose as someone else, hiding their real email address. Although labelled as a “non-issue” by Google Security Team, the flaw can prove to be helpful for online scammers. Read the rest of the story from the post that follows....

Evolution of Android Malware – Quick Heal Threat Report Q3 2015

 November 4, 2015

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We recently reported the notable Windows malware stats and findings from the Quick Heal Quarterly Threat Report Q3, 2015. In this post we will be sharing some insights and interesting findings from the Android section of this report. As per latest data by IDC, there were close to 350 million...