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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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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You won’t believe what this ransomware demands

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:34:10 +0000

When we talk about motives behind any cyberattack, it is mostly money; a case in point is the ransomware – it locks your PC or encrypts your data and demands a ransom (in Bitcoins) to let go off the computer or decrypt the data. So basically, money is the main…

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CVE-2017-8759 | .NET Framework Remote Code Execution Vulnerability – An analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

Credit to Author: Pavankumar Chaudhari| Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:28:34 +0000

The recent zero-day vulnerability in .NET Framework vulnerability CVE-2017-8759 enables attackers to perform a Remote Code Execution on the targeted machine. This vulnerability is found to be exploited in the wild through email spam messages loaded with malicious RTF files as an attachment. Microsoft has released a security update on…

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CVE-2017-9805 | Apache Struts 2 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability – An analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

Credit to Author: Pradeep Kulkarni| Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2017 09:06:18 +0000

A critical remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in the popular web application framework Apache Struts, which allows attackers to execute an arbitrary code. To address this issue, Apache Struts has issued a security advisory and CVE-2017-9805 has been assigned to it. The attacker may use this vulnerability to…

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CVE-2017-9805 – Apache Struts 2 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability by Quick Heal Security Labs

Credit to Author: Pradeep Kulkarni| Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2017 09:06:18 +0000

A critical remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in famous web application framework Apache Struts, which allows attackers to execute arbitrary code. To address this issue, Apache Struts has issued a security advisory and CVE-2017-9805 has been assigned to it. The attacker may use this vulnerability to target organizations…

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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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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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