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E-commerce transactions: Tips to stay safe when shopping online

 September 25, 2018
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Today’s new-generation customer has all the luxuries. At the click of a button (or a touch, on a mobile phone), they can buy literally anything they want. The arrival of online marketplaces like Flipkart, Amazon and thousands of other similar websites means that the basic premise of going out of...

Beware of cyber attacks this holiday season!

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 September 17, 2018
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With a range of festivals throughout the festive months, this is truly a time of celebration and joy as people come together. Whether it is Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja, Diwali or Christmas, people everywhere are in a merry mood, spending time with their families and friends. These festive times also...

9 security tips for using mobile payment apps

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 March 27, 2018
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Do you find it convenient to shop and bank online using mobile payment apps? Most would have ‘yes’ as an answer. But, are we letting ‘convenience’ overshadow ‘security’? An attacker can easily get hold of your personal and banking information if the app or the mobile site you are using...

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...

On Data Privacy Day, here are 10 simple tips to keep your data safe

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 January 25, 2018

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Recognized annually on January 28th, Data Privacy Day is defined as a centered approach towards respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust. It is a global effort to raise and promote awareness around protecting one’s data and privacy. With this thought in mind, we have put together these 10 tips...

5 cybersecurity tips for safe online shopping this holiday season

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 December 18, 2017

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By now, most of you must have started getting emails and messages about great deals and discounts from your online shopping websites. And while most of us get preoccupied with our shopping spree, cyber criminals will try to make the most of this opportunity. How? Well, that’s easy. They might...

Mobile payments are on the rise, but are they safe?

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 October 30, 2017
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Several non-banking institutions have entered the market offering payment services and this has only boosted the consumer’s readiness to adopt digital payments; particularly, mobile payments. The following statistics easily paint a picture of the exponential growth of digital transactions in the country. Cashless payments in October 2016 increased 22% when...

Pay attention to your bank’s messages. It might save you from a credit card fraud

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 October 3, 2017
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This post is based on a true incident faced by a friend last week. The story is developing and will be updated when I receive more information about it. On 30th September, when most of us were enjoying the festivities of Dussehra, some twisted minds were at work. My friend...

6 deadly dangers of using unsecured Wi-Fi

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 September 26, 2017

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They say, good things come for free, but not all of them. This post quickly takes you through the dangers of using unsecured Wi-Fi and some safety tips should you access such networks. From coffee shops to public libraries, and airports to restaurants, most public places now offer Wi-Fi for...

Card skimming alert! Man loses Rs. 87,000 after swiping his debit card at Pune-Mumbai toll plaza

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 September 14, 2017
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This post is based on a story that featured on mid-day.com. On September 9, 2017, a sales account manager from Pune lost Rs. 87,000/- from his bank account 2 hours after he paid a toll tax at the Khalapur toll plaza. According to the report, he had used his debit...