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5-compelling-reasons-not-pay-ransomware-attack
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...
risks_of_installing_cracked_software
Pirated, cracked, unauthorized or unlicensed software may be dirt cheap or come for free, but they may cost you your digital security. With unknown publishers and no standard testing procedures in place, such software contain several security flaws which can be used by hackers to gain access to your computer....
10-internet-security-tips-to-follow
The Internet is a fun place to be, but it is also riddled with hackers, online scammers, and malware artists. These notorious entities are out there, waiting for you to falter so that they can latch onto you like parasites to feed on your money and identity. Scary huh? But...
android_backdoor
Quick Heal Labs has detected a new threat that is out on the hunt for Android users. We came across an open-source script that adds a backdoor (a secret method hackers use to gain unauthorized access to a device) to any APK (Android application package). The home page of the...
Troldesh ransomware
As we have explained in the previous Troldesh ransomware blog post, cyber criminals are now spreading ransomware by gaining access to computers through Remote Desktop. Remote access to the victim’s computer is gained by using brute-force techniques which can effectively crack weak passwords. Typically, the attacker scans a list of...
locky_ransomware
A new variant of the infamous Locky Ransomware has been observed in the wild. It’s called Odin. This variant appends the extension .odin to the files it encrypts with new ransom note filenames. This ransomware is being spread via spam emails that carry a malicious WSF Script attachment. How Odin...