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CVE-2018-8174: Windows VBScript Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability – An advisory by Quick Heal Security Labs

 May 10, 2018

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The recent zero-day vulnerability in Windows VBScript Engine (CVE-2018-8174), enables attackers to perform a remote code execution on targeted machines. Microsoft has released a security advisory CVE-2018-8174 on May 8, 2018, to address this issue. According to Microsoft, it impacts most of the Windows Operating Systems. Vulnerable versions Windows 7 x86 and x64 versions Windows...

How to Reset Your Browser – Chrome, Firefox & Internet Explorer

 February 11, 2015

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Several of our readers often write in to us asking about popup ads that cannot be disabled, adware applications that take over the default search engine and home page of their browsers and other such questions. In cases where running a scan and deleting the malicious program from the PC...

eBay faces a major hack and other security news

 May 24, 2014

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In massive security news this last week, eBay was hacked on a large scale. This is the dominant story emanating from IT circles in the week gone by, and all else pales in comparison. During the hack, large databases of user passwords were also stolen and this is a rather...

How to Survive the End of Windows XP and Safeguard your PC

 March 24, 2014

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

And the 12-year old legend is finally nearing its end. Until 2011, XP was ruling with a mammoth market share of 43.29%. And despite being a retro OS, XP still stands out as the second most popular operating system; presently, having a market share of 29.53%. That roughly equals to...

The End is Near for Windows XP. Is Your Business Prepared?

 March 13, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

When Windows XP was first released in October 2001, the Apple iPod was just 2 days old and Wikipedia had only been around for a few months. But now, there is less than a month to go for Microsoft to pull the plug on Windows XP with the impending deadline...

Bytes of Latest IT Security News and Updates for this Week

 October 11, 2013

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

WhatsApp Site taken down by Hackers WhatsApp has again made the headlines, thanks to a hacking group called KDMS Team. Netizens who visited the Web site of the most popular instant messaging service, reported defacement of the site. The company issued a statement admitting that their Web site was hijacked...

This Week’s Bytes of the Latest IT Security News and Updates

 October 5, 2013

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Adobe Hacked – Data of 2.9 million Customers Compromised! Adobe has announced in its blog of a major security breach that compromised the data of 2.9 million of its customers. According to the company’s chief security officer, the hacked data mainly included customer IDs, encrypted passwords, encrypted credit and debit...

This Week’s Latest News on IT Security and Updates

 September 21, 2013

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Microsoft warns Users of Critical Internet Explorer Vulnerability All supported versions of Internet Explorer, as reported by Microsoft, have a new security vulnerability. This security flaw can allow a hacker to use remote code execution (RME) and gain access to the victim’s computer. Incidents of malwares exploiting IE 8 and...

Critical Security Alert for Internet Explorer Users by Microsoft

 September 19, 2013

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

The Redmond Giant has issued a critical security advisory in the interest of Internet Explorer users. Reports are in that, a security vulnerability in all supported versions of IE has been let loose. What is the Vulnerability? In its official security advisory, Microsoft has reported the vulnerability to be a...

Microsoft releases a Fix it solution to prevent Internet Explorer hijacking vulnerability

 January 3, 2013

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Microsoft has successfully released a ‘Fix it solution’ for the recently discovered targeted attack, CVE-2012-4792. This attack was specifically targeted at users of Internet Explorer versions 6, 7 and 8. Users of Internet Explorer 9 and 10 were not affected. The attack exploited a vulnerability that allowed an attacker to...