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The Evergreen Make Utility: A cost-effective way of deployments on Cloud

 October 5, 2020

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It might be difficult to find a software engineer who does not know ‘Make’ utility. ‘GNU Make’ is a tool which controls the generation of executables and other stuff related to the application code building. Capabilities of ‘Make’ are many ranging from simple code compilation and installation to collection of...

Answer these questions to find out how safe your social media profiles are

 September 29, 2020

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Unless you’re a hermit who lives under a rock, you probably use social media in some form or the other. You’re not alone; recent statistics reveal that you’re among 3.5 billion social media users worldwide. And it’s a rapidly increasing number that already constitutes half the world’s population. Social media...

All you need to know about API Security

 August 19, 2020

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An Application Programming Interface (API) is a way that allows applications to communicate with one another. It provides a way for developers to build software applications while enabling the extraction and sharing of data in an accessible manner. APIs can be used to facilitate cyberattacks as APIs are widely used...

70% apps in common use have security flaws. Are you protected?

 June 29, 2020

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Most of the popular applications we use today are built upon open-source libraries – free code repositories that help developers to create readymade applications. But, how safe are those libraries? According to a recent report, not very. Almost 70 percent of apps in common use were found to have flaws...

BHIM App attacked! Secure your online banking today with Quick Heal

 June 25, 2020

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India’s BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) app used for mobile payments was reported recently to have suffered a massive data leakage of 7.26 million records, according to a security research company. According to the report, the leak happened due to a flaw in a website linked to the BHIM app...

Quick Heal reports 29 malicious apps with 10 million+ downloads on Google Play Store

 September 24, 2019

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Quick Heal Security Labs reported 29 malicious apps found on Google Play Store, which have a collective download count of more than 10 Millions. Google was quick enough to remove these malicious apps from Play Store immediately. One of the Apps from this set, named “Multiapp multiple accounts simultaneously” has crossed 5 million...

Ransomware As A Tool – LockerGoga

 July 3, 2019

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Ransomware authors keep experimenting with the development of payload in various dimensions. In the timeline of ransomware implementations, we have seen its evolution from a simple screen locker to multi-component model for file encryption, from novice approach to a sophisticated one. The Ransomware as a Tool has evolved in wild...

3059 android malware detected per day in 2018 – Are you still counting on free android antivirus for protection?

 March 22, 2019

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The incidents of cyber-attacks on smartphones, especially those working on the popular Android operating system, have been on a constant rise. However, a major reason people still continue to go in for android smartphones, is the fact that these are mostly cheap to buy. However, the year 2018 ended with...

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

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 February 14, 2018

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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...

5 things you must know about the Uber data breach if you are worried about it

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 November 23, 2017
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For any business, suffering a data breach is bad. But, not informing its customers about the breach is downright worse. And Uber, a global transportation app company, has made itself into a glaring example of the above statement. Last Tuesday (21.11.2017), Uber Technologies revealed that hackers were able to compromise...