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Be Careful of these 5 Internet Scams Running on Facebook

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 September 4, 2015

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As of last quarter, Facebook has over 1.19 billion monthly active users, with 728 million users using the service daily. On the dark side of the world, this figure amounts to the number of victims that online scammers have charted on their dartboards. Unarguably, Facebook is the most lucrative avenue...

Top 10 Security Blog Posts by Quick Heal

 November 13, 2014

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As we near the end of yet another terrific year, we bring to you the top 10 security blog posts by Quick Heal. These posts were the most read and commented on by our readers. Scroll down to begin. Simple Privacy Tips for WhatsApp Users WhatsApp took the SMS technology...

Facebook scam, Snowden interview and other IT security news

 August 23, 2014

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A new Facebook scam has been found doing the rounds recently, and it is something we here at Quick Heal have experienced as well. Apart from this, we have a special interview with Edward Snowden, infamous NSA whistleblower from Wired magazine that anyone interested in cybersecurity and state surveillance should...

MH17 Crash: Online Scammers Create Fake Facebook Pages/Accounts

 July 24, 2014

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17 July, 2014 was but a fateful day for the passengers who boarded the Malaysian Flight MH17; scheduled to fly from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. The plane crashed during its flight over eastern Ukraine, ending the lives of 298 passengers including the crew. While people all over the world are...

Google and Facebook dominate this week’s security news

 May 16, 2014

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Another interesting week in the IT security industry as the behemoths of the industry garner the spotlight in the news stories again. Ever improving security measures are vital for the industry and it is this constant battle against bugs and security threats that this week’s news stories are all about,...

Scam Alert! Facebook Online Lottery Email

 April 28, 2014

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If our readers can recall, we had put together a list of some common Facebook online scams that people fall prey to. Adding to this list is another scam that is doing the rounds on the Internet. We call it the ‘Facebook Online Lottery Scam.’ Here’s a brief about what...

Common Facebook Scams You Need to Know About

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 January 17, 2014

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As the tree of Facebook is growing exponentially and making the world even smaller, it is also getting crowded with scrupulous hoaxes and scams. For an unaware user, it is difficult to tell these hoaxes from genuine Facebook posts or status updates. In this blog post we have outlined some...