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November 2016

fake_whatsapp_message_amazon_black_friday
If you receive the below WhatsApp message, you might feel an irresistible itch to click on the link. But, don’t! Because it’s a scam. Cybercriminals are now tricking WhatsApp users by piggybacking on the Amazon Black Friday Sale. As shown above, the fake WhatsApp message urges the user to buy...
a-fake-flash-player-website-is-spreading-locky-ransomware
The Locky ransomware, like all other ransomware, encrypts user data and demands a hefty ransom in exchange for the key that decrypts the data. A variant of this ransomware called ‘thor’ was recently found being distributed via a fake ‘Flash Player Update’ downloading website that goes by the name ‘fleshupdate.com’....
AV_test_result_quick_heal_total_security_v17
Quick Heal Total Security v17.00 comes off with flying colors in tests conducted by AV-TEST and AV-Comparatives. Read on. AV-TEST and AV-Comparatives are two independent organizations which test, assess, and evaluate antivirus software against a variety of criteria. In the September’s review by AV-TEST, Quick Heal Total Security (v17.00) bagged...
5-compelling-reasons-not-pay-ransomware-attack
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would know what a ransomware is and why are computer security folks constantly speaking about it. To put things into context, ransomware is a malicious software that locks your computer or encrypts the files stored in it. It then demands a ransom...
risks_of_installing_cracked_software
Pirated, cracked, unauthorized or unlicensed software may be dirt cheap or come for free, but they may cost you your digital security. With unknown publishers and no standard testing procedures in place, such software contain several security flaws which can be used by hackers to gain access to your computer....
10-internet-security-tips-to-follow
The Internet is a fun place to be, but it is also riddled with hackers, online scammers, and malware artists. These notorious entities are out there, waiting for you to falter so that they can latch onto you like parasites to feed on your money and identity. Scary huh? But...