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MazarBOT: New Android Malware Steals SMSs and Wipes Phones

 March 2, 2016
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A new Android malware, known as MazarBOT, has been discovered in-the-wild and this dangerous sample has the capability to hijack an unsuspecting user’s smartphone. The malware gets into a victim’s phone with an SMS as follows: You have received a multimedia message from +[xx] [xxxxxxxxxx]. Follow the link hxxp://www.mmsforyou[.]Net/mms.apk to...

Quick Heal Security Predictions for 2016: Be Alert, Be Secured and Stay Safe!

 December 24, 2015

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It is time to say goodbye to 2015 and welcome 2016. New Year wishes, greetings and celebrations are on its way. And, so are New Year resolutions and predictions. Quick Heal family wishes you a Merry Christmas and a safe and secured New Year 2016. 2015 was an eventful year...

Security Vulnerabilities for Android and iOS Hit An All-time High in 2015

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 December 4, 2015

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Quick Heal hopes it has been a good year for you. But, has it been a good year for your mobile devices as well? It has been an alarming year for both Android and iOS users. If Android users were vulnerable to Stagefright attacks, iOS users had their own share...

Security Hole in Gmail Android App Makes Phishing Attacks Easier

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 November 17, 2015

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A recently discovered bug in the Gmail Android App allows anyone to pose as someone else, hiding their real email address. Although labelled as a “non-issue” by Google Security Team, the flaw can prove to be helpful for online scammers. Read the rest of the story from the post that follows....

Evolution of Android Malware – Quick Heal Threat Report Q3 2015

 November 4, 2015

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We recently reported the notable Windows malware stats and findings from the Quick Heal Quarterly Threat Report Q3, 2015. In this post we will be sharing some insights and interesting findings from the Android section of this report. As per latest data by IDC, there were close to 350 million...

WhatsApp and Google Drive Integration Just Around the Corner

 October 9, 2015

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Losing a phone is never a pleasant experience, especially with the amount of data that is actually present on people’s smartphones today. Phone loss through theft or carelessness can be an expensive matter, and this is compounded further by all the information that is one the phone, amongst other things....

How Android Malware Evolved Over Q2 2015

 July 15, 2015

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The recently released Quick Heal Quarterly Threat Report for Q2 2015 had some interesting trends and insights into the IT security industry. The report highlights in-depth statistics and analysis of all malware samples that were detected in the months of April, May and June 2015. The platforms that were studied...

Android Security Tips: Get the Most Out of Your Apps

 July 7, 2015

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When was the last time you went online and searched for an app to download on your Android phone? Are you sure you are downloading your apps from reliable sources or are you putting your Android phone at risk by downloading apps from dangerous third-party sources? This post on easy...

Lost Your Android Phone? Google its Location to find it

 May 4, 2015

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Have you ever experienced the stress that comes with a lost /stolen phone and wondered if there was a simple yet effective way to track your smartphone? Google now has a solution for you, and it is as simple as it gets. If you wish to pinpoint the exact location...

You’ll Love These Simple Ways to Improve Android Battery Life

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 March 2, 2015

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Extending the battery life of Android smartphones and tablets is not only a major point of concern for Android users, it is also a crucial aspect for phone manufacturers to keep in mind. Screen sizes of phones and tablets are getting larger, and this increases the load on battery performance....