Day: May 15, 2020

Airtel Doubles Data Benefits on Rs. 98 Prepaid Pack, Increases Talktime on Select Recharge Plans

Airtel has doubled the data benefits on its Rs. 98 prepaid recharge plan. The plan now comes with 12GB of high-speed data for the customers with a validity of 28 days. Previously, the telecom service provider used to offer 6GB of high-speed data with the plan. This plan only comes with data benefits and doesn’t offer SMS or calling benefits. The telecom operator is also offering more talktime to users on recharge vouchers of Rs. 500, Rs. 1,000, and Rs. 5,000.

The new move by Airtel to double the data benefits on Rs. 98 prepaid plan seems to be targeted towards Jio that has its own Rs. 101 data voucher offering 12GB of 4G data along with 1000 Jio to non-Jio calling minutes. However, Jio’s voucher doesn’t have a validity of itself and goes on till the validity of the exiting base plan. In comparison, Airtel’s prepaid plan has a

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CERT-In Says Mobile Banking Android Malware ‘EventBot’ Horsing Around in Cyberspace

A mobile banking malware called “EventBot”, which steals personal financial information, may affect Android phone users in India, the federal cyber-security agency has said in a latest advisory.

The CERT-In has issued a caution, saying the Trojan virus may “masquerade as a legitimate application such as Microsoft Word, Adobe Flash, and others using third-party application downloading sites to infiltrate into victim device”.

A Trojan is a virus or malware that cheats a victim to stealthily attack its computer or phone-operating system.

“It has been observed that a new Android mobile malware named EventBot is spreading.

“It is a mobile-banking Trojan and info-stealer that abuses Android”s in-built accessibility features to steal user data from financial applications, read user SMS messages and intercept SMS messages, allowing malware to bypass two-factor authentication,” the CERT-In advisory said.

The Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In) is the national technology arm to combat

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