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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...

Phishing Alert: Beware of Malicious Windows 10 Upgrade Emails

 August 5, 2015

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As has been reported in the past, malware authors and cyber criminals are very quick to mine trending topics over the Internet in order to trick people and infect their machines. Windows 10 has been making waves over the web off late with every Windows user curious to see what...

Quikr Scam Alert: Beware of the Distance Buyer’s Scam

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 May 29, 2015

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Online classifieds like Quikr, OLX and others are very convenient marketplaces for buying and selling all kinds of items. These portals are especially effective if you are looking to sell off consumer electronic goods like smartphones and more. However, we would like to share with our users an example of...

Beware of Fake WhatsApp Notifications!

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 February 9, 2015

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A fake WhatsApp notification email is doing the rounds on the Internet, tricking users into visiting a phishing website. Hackers are targeting Internet users with a fake WhatsApp notification email that pretends to be from WhatsApp. The email notifies the user about a new message and presents them with a...

LinkedIn Phishing Email Scam Alert!

 January 30, 2015

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This is security advisory for our readers who have LinkedIn accounts. We have been made aware of a phishing email scam that is targeting LinkedIn users. Scroll down to read more about this. Users of the popular business-oriented social networking service LinkedIn are apparently receiving emails that seem to be...

Credit Card Security Tips for Online Shopping

 December 16, 2014

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With holidays around the corner and most ecommerce sites throwing away huge offers and discounts, we have to be extra careful against online scams and frauds. In this post today, we have listed down some helpful tips that you can use for safe credit card usage on the Internet. A...

Tips for Safe Online Shopping this Diwali

 October 21, 2014

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We recently held a webinar and issued a blog post about the top 5 risks of online shopping this festive season. Continuing down the same lines, we would now like to inform our readers about some of the best practices they should undertake while shopping online. The Diwali season is...

Top 5 Risks of Online Shopping and How You Can Avoid Them

 October 20, 2014

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We here at Quick Heal love spreading the word about online safety and everything that one can do in order to strengthen their online presence without compromising on security. We recently hosted a successful webinar in line with our knowledge sharing activities, and we were overwhelmed with the response and...

LinkedIn phishing attacks, new ransomware and other IT security news

 July 28, 2014

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In this week’s IT security news, LinkedIn users are increasingly under threat of new phishing campaigns. A new form of ransomware has been discovered and several other interesting developments have taken place. Keep reading for some insights into these news stories. LinkedIn users under threat by new phishing campaign This...