How important are security patches and updates

Credit to Author: Quick Heal Security Labs| Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 05:32:44 +0000

Security vulnerabilities are increasing and just not so long before, we had to deal with so many of them. Remember WannaCry? In this post, we will discuss some important case in points with respect to security vulnerabilities and how important are security patches and updates. The WannaCry scare The biggest…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Quick Heal Annual Threat Report 2018 | Key Findings

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:46:37 +0000

The Quick Heal Annual Threat Report 2018 is up and it puts together information that concerns individuals and business owners alike. It gives an insight into how the cybersecurity landscape shaped up in 2017 and how it is going to be in 2018. This infographic presents a quick overview of…

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A massive security flaw discovered in Skype. Fix not coming anytime soon.

Credit to Author: Shriram Munde| Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:10:30 +0000

Quick Heal Security Labs has recently learned about a serious vulnerability in Skype’s update installer – that’s the bad news. The worse news is, Microsoft is not going to patch the vulnerability anytime soon as this would require the updater to go through a ‘large code revision’. What is this…

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Vulnerabilities found in Broadcom Wi-Fi adapter of Lenovo laptop chipsets

Credit to Author: Shriram Munde| Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:07:22 +0000

Vulnerabilities found in Broadcom Wi-Fi adapter of Lenovo laptop chipsets Lenovo recently released an advisory, warning customers about two critical Broadcom vulnerabilities which impact 25 models of its popular ThinkPad lineup. The Broadcom Wi-Fi chipsets used by Lenovo ThinkPad devices are affected by the CVE-2017-11120 & CVE-2017-11121 vulnerabilities. Both these issues…

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Malspam campaigns exploiting recent MS Office vulnerability ‘CVE-2017-11882’ – An Analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

Credit to Author: Aniruddha Dolas| Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:12:34 +0000

No wonder malspam campaigns are a major medium to spread malware. Previously, we have written about such campaigns making use of MS Office malware such as malicious macro, CVE-2017-0199, CVE-2017-8759 and DDE-based attack. Recently, we have started observing various malspam campaigns exploiting the latest MS Office vulnerability CVE-2018-11882. Let’s take a look…

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Malspam campaigns exploiting recent MS Office vulnerability ‘CVE-2017-11882’

Credit to Author: Aniruddha Dolas| Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:12:34 +0000

No wonder malspam campaigns are a major medium to spread malware. Previously, we have written about such campaigns making use of MS Office malware such as malicious macro CVE-2017-0199, CVE-2017-8759 and DDE-based attack. Recently, we have started observing various malspam campaigns exploiting the latest MS Office vulnerability CVE-2018-11882. Let’s take a…

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What do we need to know about the CPU exploits Meltdown and Spectre?

Credit to Author: Quick Heal Security Labs| Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2018 13:02:09 +0000

What exactly is a vulnerability? A security vulnerability (also known as a security hole) is a security flaw detected in a product that may leave it open to hackers and malware. Using such vulnerabilities, attackers can exploit the affected system/product for their profit in various ways. What is an exploit? Exploits…

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What do we need to know about the CPU vulnerabilities Meltdown and Spectre?

Credit to Author: Quick Heal Security Labs| Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2018 13:02:09 +0000

What exactly is a vulnerability? A security vulnerability (also known as a security hole) is a security flaw detected in a product that may leave it open to hackers and malware. Using such vulnerabilities, attackers can exploit the affected system/product for their profit in various ways. What is an exploit? Exploits…

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Cybersecurity Predictions: What to expect in 2018

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2017 13:08:50 +0000

At the risk of being pessimistic, I’d say that 2017 wasn’t such as a great year for cybersecurity. Why? Well, where do I begin? Before we get on with the cybersecurity predictions for 2018, let’s take a quick flashback of 2017 2017 was riddled with cybersecurity mayhems: WannaCry – the…

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Cybersecurity Predictions: What to expect in 2018?

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2017 13:08:50 +0000

At the risk of being pessimistic, I’d say that 2017 wasn’t such as a great year for cybersecurity. Why? Well, where do I begin? 2017 – a quick flashback 2017 was riddled with cybersecurity mayhems: WannaCry – the biggest ransomware attack in history; took down over 300,000 computers worldwide, closely…

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