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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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, February 2018 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:13:27 +0000

Microsoft today released a bevy of security updates to tackle more than 50 serious weaknesses in Windows, Internet Explorer/Edge, Microsoft Office and Adobe Flash Player, among other products. A good number of the patches issued today ship with Microsoft’s “critical” rating, meaning the problems they fix could be exploited remotely by miscreants or malware to seize complete control over vulnerable systems — with little or no help from users.

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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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Meltdown and Spectre: Quick Heal compatibility update

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:15:27 +0000

This is an important advisory for our readers about the recently discovered CPU exploits called Meltdown and Spectre. Product Compatibility: Microsoft had requested security ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) to perform testing with the January 3 update in order to ensure their products are compatible with the Microsoft update. Based on the…

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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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Malspam Campaign using CVE-2017-0199 Targets Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, and other important Industries

Credit to Author: Quick Heal Security Labs| Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:39:49 +0000

Quick Heal Security Labs has come across various email campaigns that are actively exploiting the famous vulnerability CVE-2017-0199 in their bid to target prominent private industries in India. CVE-2017-0199 was a zero-day vulnerability reported in April 2017 by two different security firms. Almost all of the MS Office versions were…

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‘Petya’ Ransomware Outbreak Goes Global

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:18:43 +0000

A new strain of ransomware dubbed “Petya” is worming its way around the world with alarming speed. The malware appears to be spreading using a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that the software giant patched in March 2017 — the same bug that was exploited by the recent and prolific WannaCry ransomware strain.

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WannaCry: how the attack happened

Credit to Author: Bill Brenner| Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 15:52:45 +0000

Delving deeper into WannaCry, Sophos CTO Joe Levy dissects the outbreak and gives his technical tips on what to do now.<img alt=”” border=”0″ src=”https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=news.sophos.com&#038;blog=834173&#038;post=34403&#038;subd=sophos&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1″ width=”1″ height=”1″ /><img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/qE9g5L3SHPg” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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See WannaCry ransomware in action

Credit to Author: Bill Brenner| Date: Wed, 17 May 2017 18:03:23 +0000

We break down the process of the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, including how it spread and demo how Sophos Intercept X protects against it.<img alt=”” border=”0″ src=”https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=news.sophos.com&#038;blog=834173&#038;post=34342&#038;subd=sophos&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1″ width=”1″ height=”1″ /><img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/jqJ-6ruYsmU” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Quick Heal will continue to support Windows Vista users

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:05:20 +0000

As of April 11, 2017, Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows Vista. Quick Heal, however, will continue to support this OS. Read more about this from the post below. What does it mean for Vista users? When we say that Windows Vista is out of support now, it does not mean…

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