CVE-2018-4990 – Adobe Reader Double Free (Zero Day) vulnerability alert!

Credit to Author: Prashant Kadam| Date: Wed, 16 May 2018 13:10:48 +0000

The recent zero-day vulnerability CVE-2018-4990 in Adobe Reader enables attackers to perform a Remote Code Execution on targeted machines. Adobe has released a security advisory APSB18-09 on May 14, 2018 to address this issue. According to Adobe, the in-wild attack is targeted and it impacts limited Windows users. Vulnerable versions…

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Breed of MBR Infecting Ransomware – an analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

Credit to Author: Preksha Saxena| Date: Wed, 16 May 2018 11:27:25 +0000

Ransomware is becoming one of the most perilous cyberattack methods and also the most habitual techniques for cybercriminals to earn money. It appears to have new weapons in its arsenal over time which is invariably aimed to boost its strength and enhance its business. As encrypting the files and restricting…

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Kuik: a simple yet annoying piece of adware

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 08 May 2018 16:00:27 +0000

Kuik adware, which forces affected machines to join a domain controller, is using this unusual technique to push Google Chrome extensions and coin miner applications. In this blog, we’ll provide technical analysis of the adware and custom removal instructions.

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An analysis of the Dharma ransomware outbreak by Quick Heal Security Labs

Credit to Author: Bajrang Mane| Date: Wed, 02 May 2018 10:27:50 +0000

On April 25, 2018, Quick Heal Security Labs issued an advisory on a new ransomware outbreak. We are observing a sudden spike of Dharma Ransomware. Even though Dharma ransomware is old, we observed its new variant which is encrypting files and appending the “.arrow” extension to it. Previously the encrypted…

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SamSam ransomware: what you need to know

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 01 May 2018 15:54:54 +0000

We take a look at SamSam ransomware, the malware that messed with Atlanta, and tell you how it works and what you can do to combat it.

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Spartacus ransomware: introduction to a strain of unsophisticated malware

Credit to Author: Vasilios Hioureas| Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 17:40:09 +0000

Spartacus ransomware is a fairly new variant seen in 2018. We’ll walk you through the malware sample to analyze the code in detail, and help you learn how to get an obfuscated .NET sample into a readable state.

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Far Cry 5 download offers: embrace the power of “no”

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:18:42 +0000

It seems opportunists are jumping on popular video game Far Cry 5’s bandwagon, with a flood of promises for free game downloads. We take a look at a return to form for survey scams, and the odd download site while we’re at it.

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Ransomware Alert! Follow these steps to secure your system against an ongoing ransomware attack

Credit to Author: Rajiv Singha| Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 05:42:11 +0000

Quick Heal has detected an ongoing ransomware attack. This post outlines the important steps you must take to protect your computer(s) against this threat. What to do to stay safe from the attack? Most of the steps mentioned below are technical in nature. If you need any assistance, please call…

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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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