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What is Vishing?

What is Vishing?  

The term "vishing" comes from combining "voice" with "phishing," It is a socially engineered technique to steal sensitive information or money from people using the telephone network.  
How does it work?  

A data thief makes a telephone call representing a company with whom you have financial or other interests, like your bank and digital wallets, among others.  

Vishing attacks usually have a recorded message that tells users to call a toll-free number. The caller is then typically asked to punch in a credit card number or other personal information.  

 During the phone call, the fraudster tricks customers into sharing their banking information such as debit/credit card details, ATM pin, expiration date, CVV number etc. on the pretext of suspending their account if details are not provided.

Tips to avoid vishing attacks: 

 1. Be aware of such frauds and do not fall prey to them 

2. Never reveal your password and PIN to anyone over phone…

WhatsApp ‘Together at Home’ Sticker Pack Launched With WHO Collaboration

WhatsApp has announced that it is bringing a new set of stickers highlighting the importance of staying at home. The ‘Together at Home’ sticker pack has been launched in association with the World Health Organization (WHO) and focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We hope people enjoy using these stickers to check-in on loved ones, particularly those that are feeling isolated, alone, and scared. This pack offers creative ways to remind people to wash their hands, maintain distance, exercise, and importantly to celebrate medical heroes as well as the personal heroes in all of our lives,” the comapany said

The sticker pack will be available in English initially, but the pack will be available within WhatsApp with text localized for 10 languages - Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.
The company claiming that ‘billions’ of them are send every day on the platform. The company now hopes that the latest sticker pack will encourage people …


PAN:-Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a ten-digit alphanumeric number, issued in the form of a laminated card, by the Income Tax Department, to any "person" who applies for it or to whom the department allots the number without an application.PAN was introduced to facilitates linking of various documents, including payment of taxes, assessment, tax demand, tax arrears etc. relating to an assessee, to facilitate easy retrieval of information and to facilitate matching of information relating to investment, raising of loans and other business activities of taxpayers collected through various sources, both internal as well as external, for detecting and combating tax evasion and widening of tax base.
PDF:- Portable Document Format (PDF)is a file format developed by Adobe in the 1990s to present documents, including text formatting and images, in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. Based on the PostScript language, each PDF file encapsu…

Government Launches Aarogya Setu COVID-19 Tracking App on Android, iOS

Government of India has launched a dedicated coronavirus tracking app called Aarogya Setu. In India, cases of coronavirus crossed 2000. Therefore, the government has come up with a new strategy called mobile surveillance.

How to use Aarogya Setu App?

> First Install the app

> Switch on Bluetooth and Location

> Set the location sharing to 'Always'.

> After installing the app, it will ask for the desired language making it more accessible.

> It is required to register your mobile number and provide necessary details like name, age, profession, international travel.

> After submitting the details, it will cross-checks the detail present in the government database and uses the proximity of Bluetooth and suggests whether you are safe or not.

> In case you are not safe then the app will suggest you to isolate and take precautions.

> The app will also check the user’s location of around six feet that is whether he or she was in the proximity of an infected patient by u…