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Thinking of rooting your precious Droid? Here’s why it may not be such a good idea

 May 19, 2012

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The massive popularity of Android smartphones has brought several features and options of the OS to the public domain. One of these options remains the ability to ‘root’ the device. Rooting an Android phone implies gaining (superuser) access to the kernel code of the software and using this access to...

Infographic: The myth about smartphone invulnerability

 May 16, 2012

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Contrary to popular belief, the user-programmable miniature yet powerful mobile devices used for carrying data, sending e-mails, social networking, banking, gaming, downloading music and video aided with the rampant use of third party software, are not invincible. There are increasing problems from applications that upload malware or exploit vulnerabilities in...

A few tricks to avoid the ‘Phishing’ trap

 May 11, 2012

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Phishing is a technique that scammers use to obtain personal information by posing to be from a legitimate source. As a result, there are many people who fall for phishing emails. We regularly update this blog with details about fraudulent emails that attempt to phish for information, but now we...

Massive Smartphone sales reveal growing security concerns

 May 4, 2012

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According to recent Gartner and IDC reports, the total sales of smartphones in 2011 went as high as 490 million units. This number is estimated to rise to 600 million units in the current year and we need to take a second to take in these figures. Smartphones are steadily...

Has your Facebook account been hacked? Here’s what to do

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 April 24, 2012

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

We hear about Facebook accounts getting hacked on a daily basis. With hackers dedicated to pounce on the slightest mistake made by a user, cases of Facebook accounts being compromised have become quite unavoidable. There are also instances of a friend or family member getting unauthorized access and misusing the...

How to Avoid Facebook Scams

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 April 12, 2012

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

With more than 800 million users all over the world, Facebook is the perfect breeding ground for scam artists. Every Facebook user has their account interlinked with hundreds or even thousands of their friends. With the exponential amount of users connected to each other Facebook scams require only a few...

Facebook Scam – I just hate RIHANNA

 March 15, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

There is nothing new about the fact that scam artists are once again using a celebrity’s name to spread their spam on Facebook. This time it’s Rihanna whose name is embroiled in the scam. This spam message, “OMG – I just hate RIHANNA after watching this video” followed by a...

Hijacking Facebook Credentials by Ramnit

 January 30, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The Ramnit Virus, which infects Windows executable and HTML files, spreads through removable media and was first detected more than 18 months ago. The Ramnit Virus use the tactics from the Zeus financial malware platform, which was discovered around 2007, and which has the ability to inject HTML code into...

Top 10 Malware Families of 2011

 December 31, 2011

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Today is the last day of the year and the right time to list out the top 10 Malwares of this year. The list below is based on our report which is generated from the automated feedback that we collect from Quick Heal installations across India. Top 10 Malware Families...

Top 10 Malware Families (Mobile) of 2011

 December 31, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Today is the last day of the year and the right time to list out the top 10 Android Malware of this year. Below list is based on our report which is generated from the automated feedback that we collect from Quick Heal installations across India. Top 10 Malware Families...