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Why is smartphone security so important?

 July 28, 2020

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Let’s pause for a second here and think about the astonishingly smart palm-sized device – that is our phone. A decade or two ago it would have been impossible to imagine all the things that a modern-day smartphone can do. A day without our smartphone is quite unimaginable. From remembering...

Eventbot malware – all you need to know about this new mobile banking Trojan

 June 5, 2020

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Eventbot- a new mobile banking Trojan is making the rounds on the Internet, posing threats to online mobile banking apps for Android users. The Government of India’s cybersecurity arm Cert-In has already raised an alarm about this malware and advised security agencies to be alert about its projected spread in...

Android application found on Google Play Store carrying Windows malware!

 March 30, 2020
Android application found on Google Play Store carrying Windows malware!

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Recently, Quick Heal Security Labs found an Android application present on the Google Play Store which was infected by Windows malware. The application is meant for Gionee SmartWatch configuration and visualizing the data through App. On further analyzing the App, we found few HTML files which were infected with Windows...

Trinity Miner using open ADB port to target IoT devices

 July 26, 2019

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In the 21st century, life is becoming smart and evolving at a fast pace. Even day to day gadgets are becoming smarter. All these IoT devices are powered by ARM-based processor and run on android and unix operating system. These IoT devices include mobiles, smart T.V., routers, IP cameras and...

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...