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…

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Beware of the Cadbury 70th anniversary scam on WhatsApp!

Credit to Author: Rajiv Singha| Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2018 10:35:58 +0000

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…

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This Week in Security News: ePrivacy and Hack Back

Credit to Author: Jon Clay (Global Threat Communications)| Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:16:27 +0000

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, the Council of the European Union reviewed a bill dubbed the “ePrivacy” Regulation, which targets message-sharing services like WhatsApp and Skype. Also, a failed Georgian cybersecurity bill…

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Mobile Menace Monday: Fake WhatsApp can steal info from your phone

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0000

WhatsApp Plus has the potential to steal information, as it is a variant of Android/PUP.Riskware.Wtaspin.GB, a fake Whatsapp riskware that dates back to mid-2017.



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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…

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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…

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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…

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