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August 2012

Yesterday we highlighted the Java 7 0-day vulnerability (CVE-2012-4681) that necessitated immediate attention by disabling the Java plug-in. Oracle has now addressed this vulnerability by releasing a security patch that users should install on an immediate basis. In the past, Oracle has only released updates once every 4 months. Hence...
Java application software has always been extremely vulnerable due to its cross-platform nature. Exploits developed for this software platform can be used to affect various computer systems across diverse computing environments. Now, a new 0-day vulnerability is being exploited by attackers and this is causing mayhem across the computer security...
HTTPS protocols are utilized by many websites over the Internet today. This secure layer offers protection against man-in-the-middle attacks and phishing exploits. It also helps a user to detect fake websites that ask for personal information. Traditionally, domains that ask for credit/debit card details and login passwords commonly use this....
Another United Parcel Service (UPS) spam has been discovered and this involves emails regarding failed package deliveries due to a faulty recipient address. The emails carry different subjects like: Your parcel is not delivered Error in the delivery address ID#7277 Failure to deliver ID #92198 Print your postal label UPS...
In the past we have highlighted numerous fake antivirus applications that are available through unsolicited third-party sources. Installing such apps can turn out to be highly risky and should be actively avoided by Android users. ‘Sideloading’ is the process of installing Android apps from third-party sources other than the Google...
We are proud to announce the release of the Quick Heal 2013 product line. So what’s new? Here is a brief rundown of the new features that will help protect your machines from all kinds of unsolicited threats. Web Browser Sandbox Quick Heal 2013 brings the much awaited web browser...
Mat Honan, a tech journalist for Wired, recently witnessed an epic hacking of his Apple account, Amazon account, Macbook, iPhone, iPad, Twitter and Gmail. He admitted that all this was possible because he did not have two-factor (2-step) authentication for his Gmail account. In this post we will show you...
Gauss is a highly complex and sophisticated online banking malware that belongs to the same family as Flame, Duqu and Stuxnet. Gauss seems to be updated version of Stuxnet malware. Similar characteristics of these malwares are as follows: Use encryption method (XOR) Command and control (C&C) servers Use .LNK exploit...
Website collects addresses of users who tweet the word ‘home’ This interesting website scans user tweets for the word ‘home’. If the person who tweeted the word has location tracking switched on, the website uses the location data and saves it as the address of that user. This information is...