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.

Phishing email of Bank of India in Hindi.

 March 6, 2010

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Today I got 4 Bank of India phishing emails. As I had written a blog earlier the phishing attack on Bank of India is getting repeated every few days. Out of the 4 phishing attack emails that I received 3 were in English language but the fourth email was in...

Windows XP users do not press F1 if prompted by a website

 March 3, 2010

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As Abhijit Kulkarni yesterday blogged about the .HLP vulnerability in Windows XP. See details below in his blog. I observed that Microsoft has rated this vulnerability as “Medium risk” as it needs user intervention. We are monitoring for any malicious exploit of this vulnerability being made by any malware. I...

Paypal phishing attack

 March 2, 2010

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I came across multiple emails in my inbox which were talking about my Paypal account being blocked. The mails had a subject line as “Your Papal account is suspended”. I immediately sensed it as phishing email. As earlier I had received emails indicating about payments that I made using Paypal...

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) attacks are increasing rapidly

 February 26, 2010

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One has to be very careful when using search engine for looking for information or news on the latest hot topics. There are more chances of getting malware infection after visiting the websites listed in the results. Malware authors are creating more and more webpages which are loaded with newly...

Operation B49

 February 26, 2010

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Since couple of weeks back Microsoft has been working on secret Operation B49 to wipe out Waledac botnet. Waledac is one of the largest botnets active and having major presence in US and European countries. This botnet is believed to be actively sending spam messages and had capacity to send...

Google Buzz surprised many of its users

 February 23, 2010

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Google recently launched Google Buzz had to roll back the automatic implementation of the service to its users after strong protest from its users. Google Buzz is nice add on service to all GMail users that helps add social features to their account. Buzz tries to make the social interaction...

2010 Top 25 most dangerous programming errors

 February 17, 2010

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The MITRE Corporation has come out with 2010 CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors. They have presented the data in such a neat fashion which is quite helpful for all the developer community. So you may be a developer, tester, designer, teacher or system administrator. There are lot of...

Important fixes for flash out, Adobe Acrobat fixes to arrive next.

 February 15, 2010

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Adobe software is second only to Microsoft when it comes to number of exploits used in targeted hacker attacks. Last week Adobe published a fix for Flash that addresses a critical vulnerability in Flash. We advise all our users to upgrade to new version of Flash Player. It is also...

After PS3 hack Xbox 360’s got hacked

 February 4, 2010

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Christopher Tarnovsky, a researcher at Flylogic Engineering made it possible to hack TPM which was considered as most secure. TPM – Trusted Platform Module chips which are considered as hardware based industry standard securing chip designed by Trusted Computing Group is being used my many vendors for storing encryption keys...