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March 2016

How to Prevent Ransomware From Locking Your PC

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The Quick Heal Threat Research Lab has been detecting increased numbers of ransomware infections over the last few weeks. We have recently reported on the notorious Dridex ransomware. These incidents depict a clear trend that malware authors are steadily shifting to serious money making ransomware variants. The rise in these...

Quick Heal Mobile Security Bags 5-Star Rating & ‘Android Security Recommended” Award by PCSL

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Quick Heal is proud to share that the PCSL IT Consulting Group has awarded the Quick Heal Mobile Security app with the title of “Android Security Recommended 2015”. This title is granted to Android mobile security vendors who received a 5-star monthly award at least twice during the course of...

Report: The Dridex Trojan is Back

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“Dridex”, also known as ‘Buget’, is the successor of “Cridex”, a banking Trojan created for stealing victim credentials. After its takedown by the US Government in late 2015, the malware has come up with new versions and techniques. This report aims to provide detailed insights into the infection vector of...

Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs) in Disguise of Software Updates

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It has been observed that cyber criminals are using genuine names to enter into their targeted victim’s system. They are doing this by displaying random pop-up ads on Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Google Chrome that prompts the user to update Adobe Flash Player, Java, media players, etc. These pop-up ads...

INFOGRAPHIC: What is Phishing?

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If truth be told, phishing has been one of the oldest and most effective tools for cyber criminals. Phishing scams are known to have started around the year 1995 and they have only grown fiercer and sneakier with time. While we are not deep-diving into this topic today, we have...

Solution to System Freezing Issue faced by Quick Heal Users

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It has been brought to our notice that some of our users are facing a technical issue wherein their computer hangs up/freezes after performing a restart. This post explains the steps to be taken to resolve this issue. Problem description: A certain group of Quick Heal users have reported that...

5 Android Marshmallow 6.0 Security Features

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Even though Android is easily the most used mobile operating platform across the globe, its security vulnerabilities are notoriously easy to navigate around. While this is not due to a lack of security features on the platform, it is simply an outcome of its large number of users representing value...

Compromised WordPress websites redirect users to malicious domains

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Of late, popular content management system (CMS) WordPress has been in the news for being targeted by hackers. Several websites built on WordPress are facing the brunt due to unpatched vulnerabilities and default configuration issues. Below are some attacks which were perpetrated using compromised WordPress websites: Backdoors (means to access...

Quick Heal Labs Report on Targeted Attack named ‘m_project’

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At Quick Heal Labs, we are tracking a targeted attack dubbed as ‘m_project’. Initially, attackers used malicious Microsoft Excel documents to infiltrate the targeted system. Presently, attackers are also using malicious Microsoft Office RTF files which exploit a security vulnerability which is very popular among hackers; it is called ‘CVE...

Quick Heal: A “Make in India” Brand Recognized and Awarded at RSA 2016

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We’re honored to announce that ICSA Labs has named Quick Heal a 2016 Excellence in Information Security Testing Award recipient. ICSA Labs recognized Quick Heal for successful completion of five years of continuous ICSA Labs information security testing. The Excellence in Information Security Testing (EIST) Award honors organizations that have continually tested...