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 February 14, 2018

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Quick Heal Security Labs has recently learned about a serious vulnerability in Skype’s update installer – that’s the bad news. The worse news is, Microsoft is not going to patch the vulnerability anytime soon as this would require the updater to go through a ‘large code revision’. What is this...
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 February 13, 2018

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Lenovo recently released an advisory, warning customers about two critical Broadcom vulnerabilities which impact 25 models of its popular ThinkPad lineup. The Broadcom Wi-Fi chipsets used by Lenovo ThinkPad devices are affected by the CVE-2017-11120 & CVE-2017-11121 vulnerabilities. Both these issues are rated as “critical” and received a CVSS 10 score...
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 December 26, 2017
Cybersecurity prediction for 2018

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Get ready! 2018 is going to be much worse for cybersecurity than what it was for 2017. Before we get on with the cybersecurity predictions for 2018, let’s take a quick flashback of 2017 2017 was riddled with cybersecurity mayhem: WannaCry – the biggest ransomware attack in history; took down...
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 November 15, 2017
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How many times have you received an email congratulating you about winning a lottery of $1 Million or that your bank account will be suspended unless you take an action like clicking on a link to update your bank details? I’d guess, at least once in your lifetime. And even...
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 October 3, 2017
Credit card frauds

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This post is based on a true incident faced by a friend last week. The story is developing and will be updated when I receive more information about it. On 30th September, when most of us were enjoying the festivities of Dussehra, some twisted minds were at work. My friend...
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 March 6, 2017

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The Government of India recently launched an ambitious project called Cyber Swachhta Kendra (CSK) – a Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Center. Developed under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), this center will be operated by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). Developed as an essential part...
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 November 11, 2016
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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...
 August 16, 2016

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The ransomware threat has significantly grown over time. Each day, a new variant gets added to the ransomware family. Malware are usually delivered through exploit kits and spam emails. Speaking of spam emails, they are either loaded with malicious document files installing the malware or malware directly inside a ZIP...
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 August 5, 2016

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There can be no two way to the fact that Ransomware has easily become one of the biggest banes of digital security for individual users and enterprises alike. Ransomware is a malware that locks an infected computer or encrypts its files (converts the files into an unreadable form). It then...
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 July 12, 2016

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The month of August will witness some of the best performances by world class athletes in 2016 Rio Olympics. Considering the magnitude of the event, the online scammers have made best use of the platform to launch phishing attacks, lottery scams, counterfeit offers, merchandising schemes and more. As athletes prepare...