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 May 11, 2010

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I would like to announce that the PC2Mobile Scan feature in Quick Heal Total Security has expanded the list of mobile phones supported. The release of the latest patch, within two months of the earlier patch release, is a strong indication of our constant and increasing focus in ridding malwares...
 May 7, 2010

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After Didier Stevens revealed about PDF “/Launch” Social Engineering Attack that could be used to launch applications from PDF files, we have received malicious PDF files which use this technique -doc.pdf, Royal_Mail_Delivery_Invoice_[].pdf. These PDF files modify Adobe’s Launch File warning which is prompted to the user before opening embedded non-pdf...
 May 7, 2010

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Time and again we have seen how good the email scammers are at exploiting the latest news to concoct mails intended to empty your pockets. This time they are intending to deceive the passengers stranded due to the Icelandic Eyjafjallajokull volcanic eruption. The (above) email comes from a fake Frank...
 May 6, 2010

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I received this mail yesterday. Few points to note about the mail are: The From field (which is blackened out) tries to portray a genuine name. The To field suggests that the mail may not be directed to me alone which is contradictory to the mail body which proposes the...
 April 30, 2010

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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-025 has been re-released on 27 April 2010. This security update, released on 13 April 2010, was withdrawn on 21 April 2010 due to quality issues. This bulletin released on 13 April 2010 was supposed to address “Remote Code Execution” vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 2000 Server running...
 April 29, 2010

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I am proud to announce that we have released Quick Heal Admin Console 4.2. Quick Heal Admin Console is our flagship product for Small & Medium Business, and Enterprise segment. It is a complete and cost-effective, centralized network security solution for networks. The release of Quick Heal Admin Console 4.2,...
 April 27, 2010

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Of late, one of the most talked about gadgets is iPad. It is estimated that over a million iPads are already sold till date. With such a huge customer base in short span coupled with ever increasing craze for the gadget, malware writers couldn’t have asked for better targets. Malware...
 April 26, 2010

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Hackers are up at it again and blackhat Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is again being employed to exploit the breaking news. This time hackers are exploiting an issue with McAfee’s anti-virus product that has caused thousands of computers around the world to reboot repeatedly. If you search McAfee issue, cybercriminals...
 April 22, 2010

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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-025 has been updated as it has undergone a major revision increment. This bulletin was a part of Microsoft’s security bulletin summary for April 2010. The original security update is no longer available due to quality issues. Microsoft will issue an update for this software once the...
 April 21, 2010

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Microsoft is working on a fix to get rid of Internet Explorer 8 vulnerability that can enable serious security attacks against websites that are otherwise safe. Ironically, the flaw resides in XSS (Cross-site scripting) filter, a protection feature in Internet Explorer 8 that’s designed to prevent XSS attacks against sites....