Sanjay Katkar

About Sanjay Katkar

Sanjay Katkar is the Joint Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer of Quick Heal Technologies Limited. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from University of Pune, India. Sanjay has spearheaded the creation, subsequent development and maintenance of the core antivirus engine of Quick Heal. Over a span of 20 years, he has redesigned the entire product portfolio and elevated the role of the organization as a trustworthy IT security brand in more than 80 countries. He is a member of the Technology Steering Committee of National Security Database, India, and is a reporting member of The Wild List Organization International, USA. In 2016, Sanjay Katkar was named the Product Management Executive of the Year at the 12th Annual Global Excellence Awards overseen by Info Security Products Guide, a leading information security research and advisory guide, in San Francisco, USA.

Phone Hacking: Are we safe?

 July 19, 2011

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Recent international news about the hacking of celebrities phones by news reporters from News of the World, a now defunct British tabloid newspaper published by News International, are doing the rounds. The allegations state that the individuals and reporters working for the newspaper are engaged in phone hacking. All this...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows search results can point you to malicious web pages

 July 15, 2011

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The latest Harry Potter movie – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. It has generated huge interest among Harry Potter fans and Google search is flooded with requests of searches for free pirated copies of the movie....

Phone scam on the rise, some tips to avoid becoming victims.

 July 4, 2011

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It has been observed that cyber criminals are targeting innocent elderly people at home. The scam works by criminals posing as computer security engineer who is actively calling people at home. The scammer indicates on phone that their computer is at risk from Internet threats and they are computer security...

Is Facebook, Twitter making your kids dumber?

 June 29, 2011

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A research study done among Australian parents and commissioned by Telstra revealed that social networking websites are affecting their kids’ health and well being and making them dumber. The research pointed out that 65% of the parents believe that their kids spend more time on social networking websites which distracts...

Don’t you wish you had a security app that is just as awesome as your Android?

 June 23, 2011

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If only you could have a little robot – the perfect accomplice that fits neatly into your pocket and gets rid of bugs and what’s more works at lightning speed! Now, imagine if that accomplice sleekly enters your Android and protects, blocks and provides the perfect set of handcuffs to...

Anonymous to attack Malaysian Government website.

 June 14, 2011

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A hacker group going by the name Anonymous which is quite famous has threaten to attack the Malaysian Government website on 15th June. The group posted the threat in the form of graphic which appeared as follows. The image was posted on The group stated that it will...

New variant of Zeus malware targets LinkedIn members.

 June 6, 2011

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It has been observed that the Zeus recent new variant has started to target LinkedIn members again. It was observed that the same malware Zeus had spam fake LinkedIn connection request to thousands of LinkedIn members during September last year. LinkedIn is a most popular business networking site with more...

One more clickjacking Facebook attack – “First Exposure: iPhone 5” scam.

 May 12, 2011

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Few weeks back it was Bin Laden execution video scam on Facebook and now its “First Exposure: iPhone 5” scam that is going around. Facebook users are fooled into automatically spreading spam by clicking on what looks like a link to a hot topic news titled as “First Exposure: iPhone...

Do not view the Bin Laden execution video on Facebook.

 May 5, 2011

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Today I got a mail from facebook that carried below message. It was about a new video about Osama’s execution exclusive from CNN. It was an email notification about a update on my Facebook wall by a friend of mine who had posted a link to Bin Laden execution video....

Telephone call scam – Phone call from technician claiming to be from Microsoft

 May 4, 2011

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We had been reported by some of our partners and customers that they received phone call from technician claiming to be form Microsoft. It is basically a telephone call scam where the caller is trying to extract credit card details along with the password and other sensitive information. The caller...