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December 2016

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Before we take yet another step into the New Year, let’s quickly look back at the top 10 cybersecurity stories of 2016. 1. Do not take that IQ Test on Facebook. It’s a Scam! In Jan 2016, a scam was afoot on Facebook. This scam was tricking users into taking...
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Free antivirus

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Quick Heal Technologies Limited has released an ad campaign to draw the consumers’ attention towards the risks associated with free antivirus solutions. Targeting the youth and working professionals in its TVCs, Quick Heal aims to create awareness on the security threats which a free antivirus product is not capable to...
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With the promotion of a cashless economy by the Government, more and more people are likely to embrace digital modes of transactions. Many users are trying out these modes for the first time. Due to better mobility, smartphones are the most convenient choice for a lot of people. But how exactly can...
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In the wake of the demonetisation campaign, people are opting for cashless transactions for online banking, shopping, paying bills, booking tickets, etc. But, while this mode of payment may have brought some relief to the cash crunch in ATMs and banks, it has opened up new opportunities for cybercriminals. And...
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decryption tool

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The decryption of CrySiS/XTBL Ransomware is now possible thanks to the recent release of its master decryption keys needed to recover the files encrypted by the ransomware. While we couldn’t guess the apparent reason behind the release, we decided to use this opportunity to help those who were affected by...
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Popcorn Time Ransomware

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If only malware authors used their creativity for the good of this world… Some extremely enterprising individuals have come up with another interesting ransomware the likes of which have not been seen until now. And it literally tests how humane are you. We are taking about the Popcorn Time ransomware...
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On March 13, 2012, Microsoft disclosed the details of a ‘critical vulnerability’ called Remote Desktop Protocol Vulnerability – CVE-2012-0002 in its bulletin. And even four years after this vulnerability was patched, it is still being exploited in the wild by attackers to carry out ‘Remote Code Execution’ on their victims...
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AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report for Sep-Oct 2016 has recognized Quick Heal Total Security with an outstanding rating of 17.5/18 in its latest evaluation. View results. Quick Heal Total Security scored a perfect rating of 6/6 for protection and usability, and a near perfect score of 5.5/6 for its...