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December 2013

Top 10 Quick Heal IT Security Blog Posts for 2013

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The world is a mere few hours shy from ushering yet another year of this century. While it only remains to be seen what 2014 may bring in, 2013 has had its share of IT security hoo-has; a share bigger than its predecessors. And while different security incidents were taking...

Latest IT Security News and Updates for the Week

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Here’s what has been brewing in the world of IT security this week. We have news about the recently discovered malware called CryptoLocker, Ransomware, Target’s hack, and a small interesting news about Snapchat. Crime doesn’t pay, but it sure does in case of the CryptoLocker Discovered in September, the ransomware...

Latest IT Security News, Alerts and Updates

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  Target’s Customers Targeted by Hackers during Holiday Shopping American retailing company, Target has confirmed a hacking incident that exposed its customers’ data. This data includes names, credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates and even security codes. The company stated that customers who did ‘physical’ (not online) shopping between...

Why a Simple Antivirus Isn’t Enough for Small and Midsize Businesses

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Let’s make peace with the fact that if there is anything that small and midsize businesses are lax about is their IT security. And this what cyber crooks are good at capitalizing at. Instead of burning their energy into taking down big businesses (which general have good IT security defense...

Introducing the All New Quick Heal 2014 Series – Better and Promising

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They say all good things must come to an end. But, why not make them better? Quick Heal 2013 series has neared its journey, and we can proudly say that it has done well. Now it’s time to hand over the torch to its successor – the all new, sparkly,...

Some Quick Tips to Keep your Endpoint Data Safe

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Corporate cyber attacks have become a common parlance in the world of IT Security. A recent study done by RSA revealed the extent of loss incurred by firms of different nations hit by phishing attacks. The US had to gulp down a loss of $882 million, followed by Germany ($294...

Latest IT Security News, Updates and Alerts from the Weeks Gone by

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Google Nexus Phone Series may have Trouble from SMS Flood Attacks Reportedly, sending a large number of flash SMSs to Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, and Nexus 5 may cause these phones to reboot or interfere with their network connection. Bombarding any one of these phones with just 30 Flash Messages...

India – the 4th Most Targeted Nation by Phishers!

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In an earlier post, we had discussed how cyber attacks against India is increasing rampantly. In this post, we give you a brief about how phishing attacks are affecting Indian enterprises and what can be done to contain the problem. In Q3 of 2013 (July – September), about 1,25,212 phishing...

Dos and Don’ts while entering your Debit Card PIN at Retail Outlets

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From December 1st, 2013 onwards, the Reserve Bank of India has made it mandatory for debit card holders to use their ATM PIN for carrying out debit card transactions at any retail store. To put this system into place, all banks were instructed by the RBI to upgrade their Point...