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Beware of the ‘Free Cycle Distribution Yojana’ WhatsApp message. It’s fake!

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 July 30, 2018

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As India’s Independence Day (15th of August) approaches, messages about free distribution schemes are doing the rounds on WhatsApp. Just recently, Quick Heal Security Labs detected a widespread circulation of one such message claiming that the Indian government will distribute free cycles to students on Independence Day, under the Free...

Beware of the Cadbury 70th anniversary scam on WhatsApp!

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 July 2, 2018

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If you have received (or receive) the below message on WhatsApp, then do not click on the link. It’s another of those ‘anniversary’ scams. First, some facts 1. Cadbury was founded in 1824. So, this year is its 194th anniversary (and not 70th) 2. Cadbury hasn’t announced any kind of...

Activate WhatsApp two-step verification feature on your phone right now

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 February 10, 2017

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After several months of testing, WhatsApp has finally rolled out the two-step verification security feature which will prevent anyone else from activating your WhatsApp phone number without a six digit passcode. How to enable the Two-Step Verification Feature To enable this security feature users have to open WhatsApp > Settings...

Got a WhatsApp video calling invite link? Beware it’s probably a spam!

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 November 17, 2016

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Earlier this week, WhatsApp launched its video calling feature and the update is being rolled out to Android, Windows and iPhone users over the next few days. This update will allow users to make video calls to their contacts much similar to Skype and FaceTime. Shortly after the news of...

WhatsApp to share your phone number with Facebook. Here’s how you can prevent this

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 August 26, 2016

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The privacy policy of WhatsApp has undergone some change as of 25th August 2016. And here are 10 things that you must know. 1. WhatsApp has announced that it will start sharing your phone number with its parent company Facebook (Facebook acquired WhatsApp back in February 2014). This news comes...

WhatsApp and Google Drive Integration Just Around the Corner

 October 9, 2015

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Losing a phone is never a pleasant experience, especially with the amount of data that is actually present on people’s smartphones today. Phone loss through theft or carelessness can be an expensive matter, and this is compounded further by all the information that is one the phone, amongst other things....

Delete Your WhatsApp Chats and Become a Criminal

 September 22, 2015

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The Government recently released a draft of National Encryption Policy which has got a lot of coverage in the press over the last few days. Very few people actually agree with the purpose of this policy since it threatens to leave hordes of personal user data vulnerable to spying by...

Using Quikr or OLX? Protect your Privacy on WhatsApp

 June 15, 2015

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If you have been getting unwanted calls or messages on WhatsApp, then it might be because of your Quikr or OLX account. Know why from this post.   When you put up something for sale on Quikr or OLX, you have to share your number mandatorily, so that prospective buyers...

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...

WhatsApp Plus Users Face Temporary Ban by WhatsApp

 January 22, 2015

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If our readers can recollect, last year we had a blog post about the arrival of WhatsApp Plus, a third party/modified version of WhatsApp. Just yesterday, we were made aware of an interesting incident about this app. Read all about it below. A couple of days ago, users of WhatsApp...