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Apr 29 2014, 10:29 IST
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Hackers are increasingly using fake mobile applications to dupe users. (Illustration: Shyam) Hackers are increasingly using fake mobile applications to dupe users. (Illustration: Shyam)
SummaryHackers are increasingly using fake mobile applications to dupe users.

on behalf of the I-T department.

I-T department guidelines

The I-T department has issued warnings to the general public about using third-party apps. Most fake mobile apps use the name of the income-tax department to conceal

their identity and require taxpayers to share personal details. The income-tax department has issued a stern warning that any person using such apps to file his or her income-tax returns would be doing so at his or her own risk. Cyber security sleuths and anti-hacking agencies are also working overtime to ensure that such frauds are nipped in the bud, but the widespread use of smartphones means that users themselves need to take preventive steps.

Adhil Shetty

The writer is CEO, BankBazaar.com

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