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IcedID – a new sophisticated banking Trojan: a technical analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

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 November 29, 2017

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

IcedID is a new player in the banking Trojan family. It has a modular architecture and capable of stealing banking credentials of the user by performing a man-in-the-middle attack (MITM). IcedID sets up a local proxy and redirects all Internet traffic through it. Additionally, it can download and execute components...

Beware! 12.5 million emails hiding a ransomware have been let loose by Necurs botnet

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 November 28, 2017
Necurs Botnet

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

If you weren’t careful with your incoming emails, then it’s time you should. Attackers have released 12.5 million emails hiding a ransomware called the Scarab malware. And Necurs botnet, the world’s largest email spam botnet, is being used in this attack. First, what is a botnet? A group of computers...

Mumbai businessman loses ₹5.8 lakh in a spear phishing scam

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 November 20, 2017

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This story has been sourced from Hindustan Times. On November 18, a businessman from Powai, Mumbai, received an email that looked like it was sent by a close friend. In the email, the friend informed that he is stuck somewhere and that he needed an urgent loan of ₹5.8 lakh...

5 common password mistakes and tips for creating stronger passwords

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 November 10, 2017
Common Password Mistakes

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While technology has leaped from earth to the extraterrestrial, we have not given up on our habit of taking passwords casually. In this post, we have outlined some of the most common password mistakes that people make and some really simple tips for creating better, stronger, and secure passwords. 5...

Fake WhatsApp App downloaded over 1 million times on Google Play

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 November 6, 2017
Fake WhatsApp App Update App

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Just last week, more than 1 million Android users downloaded a fake WhatsApp app from the Google Play Store. The app (removed now) went by the name ‘Update WhatsApp Messenger’. As you may notice in the image below, the developer title is ‘WhatsApp Inc.’ which is the same one used...

Mobile payments are on the rise, but are they safe?

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 October 30, 2017
Mobile Payment App

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Several non-banking institutions have entered the market offering payment services and this has only boosted the consumer’s readiness to adopt digital payments; particularly, mobile payments. The following statistics easily paint a picture of the exponential growth of digital transactions in the country. Cashless payments in October 2016 increased 22% when...

Android Ransomware Alert! DoubleLocker changes your phone’s PIN and encrypts your data

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 October 27, 2017

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

DoubleLocker is an Android ransomware the likes of which have never been seen before. The malware is designed to launch a two-pronged attack – it locks down the phone it infects and encrypts all files stored on the device. What is spreading DoubleLocker ransomware? The malware gets into a device...

What is Bad Rabbit Ransomware and how can you stay safe?

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 October 25, 2017
Bad Rabbit Ransomware

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On 24 October 2017 (Tuesday), a new ransomware was let loose on the Internet. It is known as Bad Rabbit and seems to bear similar characteristics to the infamous NotPetya ransomware. Victims of Bad Rabbit Organizations in Russia and Ukraine were the initial casualties of this ransomware – they include...

Quick Heal supports the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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 October 23, 2017

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now available. This post lists some of the highlights of this update and compatibility of Quick Heal products with the OS. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update – Highlights Security enhancements in Edge browser Introduction of OneDrive Files On-Demand scan – Cloud feature Windows...