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October 2017

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

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Mobile Payment App

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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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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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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...

Another Ransomware Outbreak! This time it’s Bad Rabbit

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The recent Bad Rabbit ransomware outbreak is currently making headlines. This post outlines the analysis of the ransomware by Quick Heal Security Labs. According to our telemetry, we have not seen any Bad Rabbit ransomware infection on our customer’s machines so far. Propagation technique Bad Rabbit is distributed via a...

Beware of the WhatsApp spam message that begins with ‘Have you seen this?’

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A few days back I received a message from one of my contacts on WhatsApp. The message read, “OMG!! Have you seen this? link” As you may have noticed, the message does not say much but has a link bearing the name of a popular online store. I didn’t click...

Quick Heal supports the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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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...

A recent .NET Framework zero day Vulnerability (CVE-2017-8759) is dropping Infostealer malware- An analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

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.NET Framework Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2017-8759) is a code injection vulnerability in the SOAP WSDL parser of .net framework. This vulnerability was a zero-day when it was spotted in the wild. Quick Heal Security Labs had released advisory in the month of September 2017 to address it. This vulnerability...

CVE-2017-11826 – Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability – an Alert by Quick Heal Security Labs

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The recent zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Office vulnerability CVE-2017-11826 enables attackers to perform a Remote Code Execution on targeted machines. According to a recently published blog post, this vulnerability is being exploited in the wild. Microsoft has released a security update on October 10, 2017, to fix this issue. Vulnerable...

1.3 Lakh stolen from a Mumbai-based man’s bank account in a scam asking him to link phone to Aadhaar

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In yet another incident of bank fraud, Paul (name changed for privacy reasons), a Mumbai-based man lost Rs. 1.3 Lakh from his bank account. Here’s what happened based on the story narrated by him in a Facebook post. After linking our Aadhaar card to bank accounts and PAN, we are...

How a ransomware infects your computer [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Education is a constant process – it never stops. While we have spoken about ransomware at great lengths in the past, there is no reason why we should not be doing that again. Ransomware is probably the most dreaded cyberthreat that can strike anyone and at anytime unless we prepare...