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Here’s how you can stay safe from the Android Banking Trojan that targets banking apps

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 January 10, 2018

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If our readers can recollect, Quick Heal Security Labs had released an important advisory about an Android banking Trojan that is known to target about 232 banking apps. As a continuation of the post, here we will help you understand how you can protect yourself from this malware by following...

5 cybersecurity tips for safe online shopping this holiday season

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 December 18, 2017

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By now, most of you must have started getting emails and messages about great deals and discounts from your online shopping websites. And while most of us get preoccupied with our shopping spree, cyber criminals will try to make the most of this opportunity. How? Well, that’s easy. They might...

Pay attention to your bank’s messages. It might save you from a credit card fraud

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 October 3, 2017
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This post is based on a true incident faced by a friend last week. The story is developing and will be updated when I receive more information about it. On 30th September, when most of us were enjoying the festivities of Dussehra, some twisted minds were at work. My friend...

5 things you can do to recover money stolen from your bank account

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 August 28, 2017

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The 5 things that you can do to recover money stolen from your bank account are based on an incident experienced by my mother. An amount of 50,000 was stolen from her bank account. The rest of the post narrates the incident. My mother (a homemaker) received a call on...

5 Safety Tips for Secure Mobile Transactions

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 December 28, 2016

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With the promotion of a cashless economy by the Government, more and more people are likely to embrace digital modes of transactions. Many users are trying out these modes for the first time. Due to better mobility, smartphones are the most convenient choice for a lot of people. But how exactly can...

11 Tips for Secure Cashless Transactions

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 December 22, 2016
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In the wake of the demonetisation campaign, people are opting for cashless transactions for online banking, shopping, paying bills, booking tickets, etc. But, while this mode of payment may have brought some relief to the cash crunch in ATMs and banks, it has opened up new opportunities for cybercriminals. And...

4 tips on how to protect yourself from ATM skimming

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 June 27, 2016
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It so happens that a vacation taken by a cyber security expert turns out to be yet another eye-opener for many. While holidaying in Vienna, Austria, cyber security expert Benjamin Tedesco comes across a well-camouflaged ATM skimming machine. Before we continue, let us tell you a little about what is...

Cyber Security Challenges and Emerging Reforms in the Indian Banking Sector

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 June 1, 2016

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The Indian banking industry has evolved majorly in the past few years owing to technological innovations. Public and privatized banks are allotting bigger budgets towards acquiring and building IT infrastructure and have leveraged IT across all banking operations. Banks constantly face the business challenge of meeting customers’ expectations and improvising...

The Curious Case of Upatre

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 December 9, 2015

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What is Upatre? Upatre is a piece of malicious software that downloads and executes other malware. The name ‘Upatre’ comes from User Agent string “UPdATes downloadER” used by the malware. We have been observing Upatre infections since 2013 at the Quick Heal Threat Research lab. The curious thing here is...

Online Banking Users, Beware of the Cridex Worm!

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 February 18, 2015

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There is a computer worm on the loose that steals personal login ID and passwords. This worm is known to target users of online banking and social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. Scroll down to know more about this worm and how you can stay safe against it. The...