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How important are security patches and updates

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 April 23, 2018

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Security vulnerabilities are increasing and just not so long before, we had to deal with so many of them. Remember WannaCry? In this post, we will discuss some important case in points with respect to security vulnerabilities and how important are security patches and updates. The WannaCry scare The biggest...

An analysis of an MS office document exploiting a zero-day flash player vulnerability (CVE-2018-4878)

 February 7, 2018

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Important update! Adobe Systems released a critical security update on 6.02.2017 to fix the vulnerability discussed in this post. We recommend you to apply the update immediately. Summary of the vulnerability CVE-2018-4878 is a use-after-free vulnerability present in Adobe Flash Player 28.0.0.137 and its earlier versions are being exploited in...

How to detect and remove the bitcoin miner malware

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 February 6, 2018

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This article aims to help you detect and remove the newly emerged fileless bitcoin miner malware and protect your computer. Bitcoin is a digital cash system. The difference between using bitcoin and using regular money is that bitcoins can be used without having to link any sort of real-world identity...

How Web Filtering secures your digital world

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 February 2, 2018
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What is web filtering? Web filtering, also known as content filtering and URL filtering, restricts access to certain websites which may be harmful if opened or accessed. This feature not only helps protect a user’s device but also helps implement certain policies for an organization. Web filtering works on two...

What do we need to know about the CPU vulnerabilities Meltdown and Spectre?

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 January 4, 2018

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What exactly is a vulnerability? A security vulnerability (also known as a security hole) is a security flaw detected in a product that may leave it open to hackers and malware. Using such vulnerabilities, attackers can exploit the affected system/product for their profit in various ways. What is an exploit? Exploits...

Fake WhatsApp Apps on Google Play – an analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

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 November 6, 2017

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A couple of fake WhatsApp apps found their way into the Google Play Store. These apps’ pages , names and developer title ‘WhatsApp Inc.’ look similar to the ones of the original WhatsApp app. Quick Heal Security Labs ran an analysis on these apps and this post outlines the results....

Another Ransomware Outbreak! This time it’s Bad Rabbit

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 October 25, 2017

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The recent Bad Rabbit ransomware outbreak is currently making headlines. This post outlines the analysis of the ransomware by Quick Heal Security Labs. According to our telemetry, we have not seen any Bad Rabbit ransomware infection on our customer’s machines so far. Propagation technique Bad Rabbit is distributed via a...

A fileless malware uses a unique technique – an analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

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 October 10, 2017

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Spam email campaigns have increased with the use of multiple random techniques which improve the efficiency of payload distribution to spread malware to more number of users. These attacks have been randomly observed to have increased rapidly in numbers; similar techniques, observed first time in mid-2014, were used in the...

Malspam Campaign using CVE-2017-0199 Targets Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, and other important Industries

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 August 31, 2017

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Quick Heal Security Labs has come across various email campaigns that are actively exploiting the famous vulnerability CVE-2017-0199 in their bid to target prominent private industries in India. CVE-2017-0199 was a zero-day vulnerability reported in April 2017 by two different security firms. Almost all of the MS Office versions were...

Quick Heal to end support for version 2012 (v13.00), 2011 (v12.00) and earlier

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 August 21, 2017

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As viruses, malware, and online threats evolve, we have to strengthen the security perimeter of our computer and other digital devices. The latest version of Quick Heal has been built and improved significantly so that it can protect users from all types of threats, even the most destructive ones such...