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The Rio Olympics: Big Event. Bigger Stakes. Huge Online Scams

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 July 12, 2016

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The month of August will witness some of the best performances by world class athletes in 2016 Rio Olympics. Considering the magnitude of the event, the online scammers have made best use of the platform to launch phishing attacks, lottery scams, counterfeit offers, merchandising schemes and more. As athletes prepare...

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

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 June 13, 2016
Phishing emails contain ransomware

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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...

Facebook Basics: How to Easily Avoid Phishing Scams

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 April 18, 2016
Facebook Help Centre

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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...

Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs) in Disguise of Software Updates

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 March 21, 2016

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It has been observed that cyber criminals are using genuine names to enter into their targeted victim’s system. They are doing this by displaying random pop-up ads on Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Google Chrome that prompts the user to update Adobe Flash Player, Java, media players, etc. These pop-up ads...

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...

Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) – A Digital Nuisance

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 February 23, 2016

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This post aims to provide an insight to our readers about programs called Potentially Unwanted Applications, about what they are and how they can be a threat to our privacy and security. What are Potentially Unwanted Applications? Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUA) are often bundled with genuine software that are freely...

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....

One Ring Scam! Don’t Return Missed Calls from Unknown International Numbers

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 October 7, 2015

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Returning missed calls from unknown or unexpected International numbers can cost you or at the least, make you a likable target for online scammers and cyber criminals. Know how by reading the rest of post below. We are talking here about the ‘One Ring Scam’, a racket that has been...

8 Security Tips to Avoid Falling Prey to SIM Swap Frauds

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 September 10, 2015

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With online banking gradually becoming a preferred choice of financial transaction for most, fraudsters have renewed their malicious efforts to target their victims. A relatively new type of fraud has come to light. It is known as SIM swap fraud. And we’re here to tell you how you can avoid...