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October 2016

Security Alert! Android Backdoor is after your device

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Quick Heal Labs has detected a new threat that is out on the hunt for Android users. We came across an open-source script that adds a backdoor (a secret method hackers use to gain unauthorized access to a device) to any APK (Android application package). The home page of the...

ATM Card Hack! 32 Lakh Debit Cards Affected – Change your PIN now

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As many as 32 lakh debit cards of customers of HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank, Axis Bank, and SBI have been affected by what is being called India’s biggest ATM card hack. As reported by the Economic Times, the breach could have been caused by a malware that was...

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Why cybersecurity should be taken seriously?

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October is earmarked as Cybersecurity Awareness month in the US in order to make internet users vigilant of the various possible cybercrimes. Today the world is connected via the internet and people practically live online with the help of facilities such as banking, mailing, shopping etc. available right at their...

Is your Remote Desktop System safe from Brute Force Attacks?

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As we have explained in the previous Troldesh ransomware blog post, cyber criminals are now spreading ransomware by gaining access to computers through Remote Desktop. Remote access to the victim’s computer is gained by using brute-force techniques which can effectively crack weak passwords. Typically, the attacker scans a list of...

10 Dos and Don’ts of Internet Security on Cyber Security Awareness Month

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October is observed as the Cyber Security Awareness Month. And we thought of celebrating it by sharing some essential dos and don’ts of Internet security with you. And here they are. The DOs 1. While you are banking, shopping or paying your bills online, check if the website’s URL begins...