Quick Heal Total Security receives BEST+++ certification from AVLab

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:53:29 +0000

AVLab is an independent organization that conducts tests on security software for corporate networks and individual user devices. These tests are conducted by using malicious software, tools, and bypassing security techniques that are used in real cyberattacks. In April 2017, AVLab conducted a ‘Protection test against drive-by download attacks’. What…

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AES-NI Ransomware adopts combination of Fileless and Code Injection technique

Credit to Author: Quick Heal Security Labs| Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:33:26 +0000

Cybercriminals are adopting unique ways for spreading malware and this has been evident in the cases of the Cerber ransomware where the RIG exploit was used and the WannaCry ransomware which used the SMBv1 vulnerability. And now it’s the AES-NI ransomware which uses a combination of fileless and code injection…

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WannaCry’s Never Say Die Attitude Keeps It Going!

Credit to Author: Pradeep Kulkarni| Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:17:59 +0000

Over the past few months, the cybersecurity world was at buzz due to the infamous WannaCry ransomware attack. The attack was launched on a massive scale. The campaign started after the disclosure of NSA exploit leak by a hacker group called Shadow Brokers. Taking advantage of unpatched systems all over…

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Just hovering your computer mouse over a hyperlink can get your computer infected

Credit to Author: Quick Heal Security Labs| Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:46:49 +0000

In a new kind of attack, cybercriminals are infecting computers with a banking Trojan simply by fooling users into hovering over a link embedded in a malicious PowerPoint file. Attackers are sending malicious PowerPoint Show (PPS) or Open XML Slide Show (PPSX) to users via spam emails. These files only…

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Beware! The TrickBot Trojan is back

Credit to Author: Quick Heal Security Labs| Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:45:22 +0000

TrickBot Trojan was first identified in mid-2016 and considered similar to the Dyreza banking Trojan. Initially, the payload (the component of a computer virus that executes a malicious activity) was spreading through a malvertising campaign using the Rig Exploit Kit. From our current findings, we have found that TrickBot has…

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CertLock Trojan can disable your antivirus software

Credit to Author: Quick Heal Security Labs| Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:29:05 +0000

An antivirus software keeps your computer safe from malware, viruses, online threats, and suspicious or harmful elements. Although bypassing this protective guard is a difficult task for attackers, they never stop trying to do so. Recently, we came across a malware that is designed to interfere with the infected system’s…

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Stay away from the Fireball Malware – Update your Antivirus

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:17:05 +0000

In its latest advisory, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has warned Internet users of the Fireball malware. This post explains what this virus is all about and how you can stay away from it. What is the Fireball Malware? Fireball is a browser-hijacker that attacks the victim’s web…

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What is VPN and why you should use it

Credit to Author: Ankita Ashesh| Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 06:52:33 +0000

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a type of a network connection that allows users to browse the Internet securely and anonymously. If you’re looking for ways to browse the web privately, then one of the most viable solutions is to use a VPN. What is VPN? VPN can…

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Watch out for Android Ransomware – It’s rising!

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:39:16 +0000

It’s not only PC ransomware that you should be worrying about. Android ransomware too is on the rise… Android ransomware has grown by 200% according to the study done by Quick Heal Security Labs for its Q1 Threat Report. Click here to read the full report Android ransomware work in…

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Google Play apps hit by Judy Malware

Credit to Author: Quick Heal Security Labs| Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 06:48:43 +0000

It’s turning out to be a bad month for the digital world. While the world is recovering from the WannaCry Ransomware outbreak, we now have a new malware on the loose and it is targeting Android devices. The malware is called Judy and it has infected around 41 apps in…

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WannaCry ransomware recap: Some important facts you need to know

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 13:27:03 +0000

Ransomware is a malware that locks your computer making it inaccessible or it encrypts your data. It then demands you to pay a ransom for unlocking the computer or decrypting the data. This post talks about the file encrypting ransomware called WannaCry – the biggest ransomware attack in history! 1….

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