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Sushmita Kalashikar

About Sushmita Kalashikar

Sushmita is the content strategist for Quick Heal, with a passion for creative and technical writing. She is also a published author on Amazon.

How to protect yourself from becoming victim of UPI frauds?

 October 18, 2019

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

A new and interesting kind of cyber theft is making rounds in the cyber world. This time the theft involves UPI (Unified Payments Interface) as the medium for tricking innocent victims into losing their money. The increasing popularity and ease of use of digital payment apps like Google Pay or...

Which Antivirus to choose for protecting my Android phone?

 October 10, 2019

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Smartphones are taking the market by storm and so are the rising mobile malware attacks! As per reports by Quick Heal Security Labs, the last quarter clocked around 2,22000+ malware hits across our Android AV customers, all of which got blocked at the right time. This goes on to explain...

Trivia! 5 things you never imagined could be hacked by cyber criminals

 September 13, 2019

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The term “hacking” has become the talk of the town, with one new incidence of hacking being reported every single day. The internet is in for a spin as cases of hacking are getting reported on a global level, triggering the realization that anything and everything with a vulnerable spot...

Teacher’s Day Special – Things that teachers must know about their students to make them cyber safe

 September 4, 2019

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

A good teacher is not just someone who is good with academics. They are more of a role model and mentor, who can share the right knowledge with their students, to help them choose and perceive between the good and bad of the society they live in. Given the increasing...

Cybersquatting and Typosquatting victimizing innocent customers and brands

 August 28, 2019

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The rapid shift of brands towards online platforms and ecommerce portals, has opened the gates for cyber threats like Phishing, Cybersquatting and Typosquatting. In fact, every entity with an online presence today, feels burdened by the fear of compromising their brand reputation, in the face of these ubiquitous cyber threats....

Phishers using custom 404 Not Found error page to steal Microsoft credentials

 August 21, 2019

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

In the latest of its kind phishing attacks, phishers have been found to use custom 404 Not Found error pages to run phishing campaign. This unusual phishing campaign is basically aimed at tricking unsuspecting victims into sharing their Microsoft login credentials. A 404 Not Found page is typically an indication...

Alert! Income tax refund SMS – Newest way of conducting bank fraud by cyber criminals

 August 9, 2019

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Scammers are literally on their toes all year round, but for all the wrong reasons, devising ways and means to trick innocent people. In their latest attempt at fraud, cyber criminals are using fake SMS pretending to be from Income Tax Department to trick innocent victims into sharing bank account...

Android based IoT devices with open ADB port inviting easy attacks by Crypto-miners

 August 7, 2019

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The rapid pace at which connected smart home devices are increasing, have opened the gates for a new era of cyber-attacks on IoT devices including smart phones, TVs, IP cameras, etc. These attacks are mostly in the form of crypto mining attacks wherein cryptocurrency-mining botnet enters the targeted device via...

Webcam Hacking – How to prevent webcam from hacking into your privacy?

 July 19, 2019

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Imagine a day when you open your inbox and there’s this one mail containing obscene pics of you flashing on the screen. Right below is a message asking you to pay a hefty ransom to prevent your pics from getting shared with all your accounts. The thought itself is enough...

Beware! The padlock icon and HTTPS are no more indicators of safe website

 June 14, 2019

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The evolving cyber threat landscape has taken a new leap. The recent past shows a startling rise in the number of incidences of phishing attacks, where visitors have been lured into clicking fraudulent links, under the cover of security marks like padlock icon and ‘HTTPS’. Considering the rising number of...