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

Credit to Author: Ganesh Lakariya| Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:24:29 +0000

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…

Read more

Beware of the new WhatsApp message scam that promises Rs. 1000/- Paytm cash!

Credit to Author: Rajiv Singha| Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:49:04 +0000

WhatsApp currently has over 200 million monthly active users in India. No wonder it has become a popular tool for scammers. Just last night, I received the following message from one of my friends on WhatsApp. Fig 1 The message is in Hindi and loosely translates to this… Open this…

Read more

A massive security flaw discovered in Skype. Fix not coming anytime soon.

Credit to Author: Shriram Munde| Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:10:30 +0000

Quick Heal Security Labs has recently learned about a serious vulnerability in Skype’s update installer – that’s the bad news. The worse news is, Microsoft is not going to patch the vulnerability anytime soon as this would require the updater to go through a ‘large code revision’. What is this…

Read more

WhatsApp Scam Alert! Do not be fooled by this new scam

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:00:43 +0000

This is a quick advisory to warn our readers about a new WhatsApp scam that is afoot. In this scam, a fake message is getting circulated which informs a user that their WhatsApp subscription has expired and that they can buy a lifetime service just for 99p by clicking on…

Read more

Fake WhatsApp App downloaded over 1 million times on Google Play

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2017 10:24:07 +0000

Just last week, more than 1 million Android users downloaded a fake WhatsApp app from the Google Play Store. The app (removed now) went by the name ‘Update WhatsApp Messenger’. As you may notice in the image below, the developer title is ‘WhatsApp Inc.’ which is the same one used…

The post Fake WhatsApp App downloaded over 1 million times on Google Play appeared first on Quick Heal Technologies Security Blog | Latest computer security news, tips, and advice.

Read more

Beware of the WhatsApp spam message that begins with ‘Have you seen this?’

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:00:59 +0000

A few days back I received a message from one of my contacts on WhatsApp. The message read, “OMG!! Have you seen this? link” As you may have noticed, the message does not say much but has a link bearing the name of a popular online store. I didn’t click…

The post Beware of the WhatsApp spam message that begins with ‘Have you seen this?’ appeared first on Quick Heal Technologies Security Blog | Latest computer security news, tips, and advice.

Read more

Beware of the new WhatsApp scam that promises FREE internet!

Scammers never take a day off. And how do we know this? Well, they keep coming up with news ways and means to trick us. A fresh WhatsApp scam is running about and is tricking users with the promise of free Internet. Some WhatsApp users have reported having received a…

The post Beware of the new WhatsApp scam that promises FREE internet! appeared first on Quick Heal Technologies Security Blog | Latest computer security news, tips, and advice.

Read more